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summer classes at cccc in siler city

updated thu 11 may 06


Dan Rhode on wed 10 may 06

Studio Locations
Physical addresses: =20
Clay Studio-138 N. Chatham Ave., Siler City, =20
Metals Studio-Off Sixth Street, behind SAGE Academy, Siler City
Contact Information:=20
Pottery, Clay and Metal Sculpture Director, Dan Rhode
Lead Metals Instructor Kevin Eichner
Mailing Address: 503 W. Third Street, Siler City, N. C. 27344
FAX 919-542-1366

Summer Schedule 2006
Registration for Continuing Education Classes begins April 25
Registration for Curriculum Classes begins May 18
Call 919-542-6495 x 0 to register or for more info

Class Descriptions:

Clay: Independent Study PCC 118 T & Th. 8:00am to 10:50am. Instructor Dan =
This class offers students a chance to use our studio and make pieces or =
do research of their own design. Past projects have included: intensive =
study of raku firing processes, salt and soda firing, wheel throwing, =
large sculptural form building, glaze formulation research, and more. =
Come with ideas and work with the instructor to generate a plan for the =
summer. No prerequisite. College credit available. Class meets from May =
23rd to August first (10 weeks). No class July 4th. $96

History of Pottery PCC 112 T & Th 11:00am to 11:40am. Instructor Dan =
From the dawn of human history, our relationship with clay has been =
fundamental to our success as a species. From cooking, to heating, to =
building, clay was the material that allowed humans to overcome incredible =
hardships. In this class, we will take a look at the important roll this =
common material played in human development, and then look at some of the =
incredible historical artistic developments made over the past twelve =
thousand years. No prerequisite. College Credit Available. Class meets =
from May 23rd to August first (10 weeks). No class July 4th. $96

Introduction to Contemporary Metal Sculpture (at the Metals Studio in =
Siler City) Instructor Robert Bickey. Investigate the meaning of =
sculpture through traditional and nontraditional approaches. Monday =
mornings 9:00am to 12:00noon, May 22 through June 26 (6 weeks). Cost of =
class $$55.00 plus cost of metals.

Raku Firing Basics (at CCCC Campus in Siler City) Instructor Ana Howard. =
Students should gain an understanding of Raku glazing and firing practices.=
Bring bisqued pots ready to glaze. This one-day workshop meets =
Saturday, May 20. 9:00am to 5:00pm. Cost of class $50.00.
Wheelthrowing Monday Nights 6-9pm. Instructor Richard Danek
Learn the basics of throwing. Make bowls, plates, and mugs. Learn how to =
apply glazes. Beginniers will get lots of hands-on teaching time, more =
advanced students will be allowed freedom to work independently. Class =
meets from June 5 through July 3l (8 weeks). No class on July 3. $65.00 =
plus cost of clay. =20

Wheelthrowing Tuesday Nights 6-9pm. Instructor Richard Danek
See above description. Class meets June 6 through August 1 (8 weeks). No =
class on July 4. $65.

Wheelthrowing Wednesday Nights 6-9pm Instructor Richard Danek
See above description. Class meets June 7 through August 2 (8 weeks). No =
class on July 5. $65.

Intermediate Figure Sculpture Instructor Susan Draughon
Students will learn intermediate figure sculputure techniques. Class =
meets Tuesday/Thursday, May 16 through June 22 (5 weeks). $60.

Welding Workshop for Women Instructor Kimberly Matin
This is a level 1 welding class that focuses on a fun and creative =
approach to basic welding. Students will learn safety issues, basic mig =
welding, and basic plasma cutting while creating functional projects. =
Class meets May 20 through June 10. $51.25

Welding for Women Level II Instructor Kimberly Matin
Students will enhance basic mig techniques and basic plasma cutter =
techniques using metal shop equipment. Students will create their own =
functinal prodect and come to understand the "million of things" that can =
be created with steel. Class meets May 20 through June 10. $56.25

Free Workshop!!! Slip-Trail Decoration Instructor Mike Durham =20
There will be no charge for this class. Long time potter and clay =
decorator Mike Durham of Asheboro, North Carolina will be donating his =
time for this workshop. Learn to apply slips to tiles and pots using =
trailing techniques. Firing of work is not included with this workshop. =
Beginners or advanced students welcome. June 9th, 9am to 3pm.

Workshop: Building large pots; coil and throw techniques Instructor David =
Spend three days working with a renowned NC large form potter. He will be =
demonstrating and discussing techniques for making pots weighing up to 100 =
pounds on the wheel. Firing of work is not included in this workshop, but =
students taking the wood firing workshop with Emily MacFadyen and Ana =
Howard are encouraged to save their pieces for that firing. June 16, 17, =
18 9am to 6pm each day. A large portion of the clay used will be =
available free of charge (recycled clay from CCCC) but some students may =
choose to purchase clay ($10 per 25lbs). Cost of class $140. =20

Clay for Teens (ages 12-19): Instructors Richard Danek and Nicole Ward=20
June 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30; 1:00pm to 5:00pm $20 fee for clay paid to =
the instructor. This class will spend time both on and off the potter's =
wheel making various projects. Projects include working with plaster and =
sling molds, sculptural forms, as well as wheel thrown pieces including =
bowls and mugs. Come prepared to have fun and get messy! Cost of class =
$55.00 =20

Saltfiring Instructor Emily MacFadyen
Fire your work in the CCCC 100 cubic foot salt kiln. Learn about =
decorating pots with salt in mind. Various glazes and slips will be =
provided. Time on the wheel available for the first several weeks, then =
time will be spent glazing, wadding and loading the kiln. All are invited =
to participate in the firing and salting. Thursday Nights 6-9pm for five =
weeks, starting July 6th and ending August 3rd. Firing takes place on =
Saturday July 29th from 8am to 6pm. Previous experience with clay is =
required. Clay costs $10 for 25 lbs. Cost of course $55.00.

Woodfiring Instructors Emily MacFadyen and Ana Howard, Pottery Center and =
Fire your work in the 350 cubic foot modified groundhog kiln. The first =
few class meetings will be time for making work and discussing the finer =
elements of wood firing. Glazes will be provided. Normally, we salt the =
kiln during the firing. Loading, firing, and unloading the kiln will all =
be part of the class. Be prepared to be outdoors in all kinds of weather! =
Get ready for an amazing experience. Previous experience with clay is =
required. July 7, 8: 9am to 4pm. July 15: 8am to 6pm (loading). July =
16 6am to 12 midnight (firing). July 22 noon to 6pm (unloading). $10 =
per 10 lbs of clay. Cost of class $60

Workshop: Precious Metals Clay (PMC) Instructor Lisa Chmielewski
This class will introduce you to the fun and excitement of working with =
PMC. In learning the use of the clay, paste and syringe, you will create =
a fold-over pendant and one or two pairs of earrings depending on the size =
of your pendant. We will be using silver PMC for this workshop. August =
5, 9am to 5pm and August 6, 10am to 5pm. Cost of one package PMC $32. =
Cost of class is $55. =20

Open Studio Clay Instructors Gwen Higgins and Jennifer Siegel
Open to current Continuing Ed and Degree students. Saturdays 10:00am to =
4:00pm. June 10 through July 29 (7 weeks). Cost $15.

***All Studio spaces are handicapped accessible. Call for more information=
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***CCCC is a Equal Opportunity College

Dan Rhode
Lead Instructor
Central Carolina Community College
Pottery and Sculpture Program