MSCR offers Pottery Classes, Try Its, Workshops and a Pottery Lab. Lab time is available for participants who have taken at least one MSCR pottery class and be approved by the pottery coordinator. Lab time is available at MSCR-Hoyt and Warner Park Community Recreation Center. Please call 204-3021 for more information.
Pottery Sale - December 15-16 & 19, 2016
at MSCR Hoyt, 3802 Regent Street
December 15 & 16, 8 am - 6 pm
December 19, 9 am - 6 pm - Updated due to weather on Saturday
Perfect for holiday shopping, showcasing more than 1000 pieces created by MSCR Pottery Instructors, lab participants and local artists. Proceeds support the MSCR Pottery Program. Cash or local checks only.
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Pottery Lab at Warner Park CRC and MSCR Hoyt
Non-instructional, open lab for those potters who are able to work independently. Must have advanced pottery and glazing skills, as well as pre-approval from Pottery Coordinator (Hoyt: 204-3005, Warner Park CRC: 204-3667) at least 3 days prior to registering. Failure to obtain pre-approval delays registration. Studio is available Monday - Friday when pottery classes are not scheduled and additional weekend hours are available at Warner Park CRC. Fee includes use of tools, firing, glaze and 25 lbs. of clay. Additional clay must be purchased through MSCR at $15. WPCRC ID REQUIRED FOR CLASSES HELD AT Warner Park CRC.
The MSCR Pottery Program received a grant from Friends of MSCR Grant to purchase and install a Raku Kiln. Raku is a Japanese firing technique that became popular in the 1950’s. Americans have kept the general firing process, but formed their own unique style of vibrant colored Raku. Raku firing offers an immediate end result, taking only one hour to complete. The technique involves removing pottery from a hot kiln and allowing it to cool in the open air or in a container filled with combustible material.
Raku Fire Workshops
Raku firing offers an immediate end result, taking only one hour to complete. The technique involves removing pottery from a hot kiln and allowing it to cool in the open air or in a container filled with combustible material. Each participant needs to bring 4-5 bisqued items or half of one shelf (half of a 21 inch diameter) and no taller than 12 inches. A sizing chart is available on site. Glaze included. All registrants must wear closed toe shoes, long denim pants and long sleeve shirt. Long hair must be pulled back into a braided pony or a bun. If you have questions, please call 204-3005.
Wood Fire Workshops
Participants get 1 shelf of space, approximately 12’ x 24’. On the day before, glaze the pots & load kiln. On the day of, fire the kiln and re-stock wood. Work ready for pick up three days after the firing. Participation is required during firing. Call 204-3005 for questions on shelf space and non-MSCR glazes.