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Serving 3-D & clay artists in the Pacific Northwest and beyond since 1965

Classes & Demos in Eugene


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These classes are in our Eugene store
Call 541.338.7654 to sign up: no online class registration


Handbuilding & Surface Decorating Class

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This 8-week handbuilding course will focus on Surface Decoration on green ware. We will explore surface techniques including mark making with stamps, texture rollers & mats, water etching, lino cutting & craft foam. We will also be playing with techniques such as slip trailing, sgraffito, Mishima, stencils, monoprinting & mocha diffusion. We will be using a variety of Georgies cone 6 clay bodies. All these techniques can be used on both functional work and sculpture. There will also be a brief section on glazing. So, if you want to explore decorating your surfaces, this is the class for you! Class fees includes all materials, firing and open studio time. Open Studio Time is uninstructed but valuable in learning and practicing the skills presented in class.

Thursdays from 10am-12pm ...
Sep 7 - Oct 26 Maria S. SEE124
seats open

Handbuilding & Glazing Class

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This 7-week class will focus on cone ^6 glazing techniques. If you took Handbuilding and Surface Decoration, you will be able to glaze what you made in that class using the techniques learned in this class. There will be ample opportunities to make additional test tiles or forms. We will be discussing differences between glazes and underglazes, firing temperatures and use of textures. The techniques we will focus on include brushing glazes, wax resist and glaze combos. We will be using a variety of Georgies brand glazes, including Interactive Pigments. Class fees includes all materials, firing and open studio time. Open Studio Time is uninstructed but valuable in learning and practicing the skills presented in class.

Thursdays from 10am-12pm ...
Nov 2 - Dec 21 Maria S. SEE125
seats open
*This class will not meet on Thanksgiving day, Nov. 23rd


Build a Garden Totem with Maria

Learn how to design, make and assemble a garden totem! We will be using Georgies' cone 6 Timberline Sculptural clay to make slabs, pinch pots, extrusions and handmade templates to build your totem pieces.

Your totem will be 40" high with a 10x10" steel base (that is included with your fee). Come prepared with ideas for a theme! You will want to have 3 to 5 major "focus" objects and several "filler" pieces such as hollow balls, tubes and spacers to connect the theme focus pieces.

The class fee of $300 includes clay, glazes (including our Interactive Pigments!), firing, and the totem stand (crafted by hand of welded steel). We have tools available in the classroom but feel free to bring your own as well as any favorite texture stamps or rollers you may have.

Preregistration is required to hold a spot, so call soon to reserve your opportunity!

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to print for your records

Thursdays, 10am - Noon
Coming back
in 2018
Maria S.

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Made with Clay Summer Fun Fridays

These classes are meant not only to answer the many questions we are asked on a daily basis, but to also provide the opportunity for you to try new tools or new techniques that we find intriguing. All classes are hands-on and are priced for a quick lesson or technique. All class fees are charged in full when you sign up and all fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. Pre-registration is required. Firing is NOT included in the class fees, unless otherwise noted. Fees include materials, instruction and a designated project. Please bring your favorite tools and texture tools.

Fun Fridays PDF for you to print and share: FUN FRIDAYS

Please call (541) 338-7654 or (866) 234-2529 to register.


August 26th: Raku! - $75.00

This is an all day class that will walk you throught the process of glazing and firing your pieces using a raku kiln. Instruction on how to work with the garbage can style raku kiln is also part of the class. Please bring 2-3 small bisque pieces to glaze and fire. We will also provide some pieces (made from Georgies Piepenburg clay and bisqued to ^08) for you to use if you do not have work of your own to bring. Class fee includes glazes, firing and instruction.
SUE216 ~ 10am-4pm ... 4 spots available



At the time of registration for our clay classes we request a $25 deposit and a credit card number to hold your reservation. The $25 deposit will not be refunded if you cancel your registration, but will be applied when you pay the rest of your class fee ($25 + $225 = $250).

You will get a registration confirmation in the mail. We normally bill your class fee to your credit card number two days before the first classsession. If you choose to pay by cash or check, please arrive before5:00 pm on the first class day so we can complete your invoice. Call oremail us as soon as possible if you have to cancel your registration.We have waiting lists for many of our classes, and your early callallows someone else to attend.

The fee for our clay classes includes Georgies classroom clay, use of Georgies glazes on your work, studio time to practice between class sessions (when there is not another class using the studio space), and firing your classroom work. Other clays and glazes are not included in the class fee. You'll have to purchase those on your own if you wish to use them. Cone 06 lowfire clays are strictly not allowed in our classroom area.

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Georgies Ceramic & Clay Co. • 756 NE Lombard • Portland OR 97211 • 503.283.1353 • 800.999.CLAY
Georgies of Eugene • 1471 Railroad Blvd #9 • Eugene OR 97402 • 541.338.7654 • 866.234.CLAY
Fax numbers: Portland 503.283.1387 Eugene 541.338.7565
Store Hours: Monday thru Saturday, 9:00a to 5:00p Pacific time • Business office hours 9a-5p, Monday thru Friday

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