Wheel: Mini taste of pottery

So many people say they always wanted to try the pottery wheel. Now you can get… ‘A mini taste of pottery’. You start your taste with a hands-on pottery wheel lesson. Followed by… ‘A taste of glaze’ selecting a pot to decorate and glaze. Based on firing schedules, your pot will be ready to pick up in 1 or 2 weeks. Class fee $25 per person.  Please be aware these classes are very popular and do book out sometimes several months ahead!!  Plan on scheduling your class out a ways.

  1. Email 2 selected dates and times and how many registering.
  2. We will email confirmation of your registration
  • Wednesday at 5.30pm
  • Thursday at 7.30pm
  • Saturday at 10am
  • Reservations Required

When you come to class:

  1. Arrive on time for class with your voucher (you will have to reschedule if you are more than 10 minutes late).
  2. You will make a pot during class. Wear play clothes, ties for long hair and put jewelry away
  3. After class you will select 1 pre bisqued pots to decorate with glaze.
  4. Return to pickup your pots after glaze firing.

Questions? Reach us through our contact page and we will get back to you.




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Monsters and Creatures Art Class

We will be hosting an exclusive work shop led by Dave Beaty – an official Marvel and DC comics artist on how to draw creatures and monsters on paper, and how to transfer that art onto pottery. Take home a mug / plate or two coasters bearing your art work. All materials will be supplied.

Examples of monsters and creatures include: Predator; Aliens, Godzilla, Swamp Thing, Frankenstein, Werewolves, Zombies, Vampires and many more.

For $35 only, Dave Beaty will teach you how to draw creatures / monsters at a professional art studio in Phoenix. Dave will teach you the fundamentals on how to draw creatures and monsters. You will receive some one-to-one time with the master comic artist during the two hour class. Your item design will be completed within two hours. The item maybe collected at the studio after a 72 hour processing period in which your item will be fired in the kiln so it can take on its final form.

Spaces are limited in class so book your place today to avoid disappointment.

Date: Saturday 9 September

Time: 11am to 1pm.

Work shop Cost: $35

Materials all included

Art Studio Address: Desert Dragon Pottery. 25037 N. 17th Ave. Phoenix AZ USA

Contact number: 480 787 6729




Here are a few testimonials from students from our previous class on how to draw super heroes. The Monsters and Creatures class will take place at the same venue:

Wheel: Beginning Pottery Wheel Class

Your beginning pottery wheel class will be a thorough introduction to the basics of working on the pottery wheel. Your pottery will be instructed, with  hands on experience and includes clay, firings, and glazing your pottery. You will make 1 to 3 pots in class. Your bisqued pottery will be ready to decorate with glaze 3 weeks from class. Wear your play clothes, bring ties for long hair, and put jewelry away safely. This class is for ages 13 years and older and is limited to 10 students per class. All our beginning classes are for 13 years and up. If you have children under 13, we invite them and you to take the kids wheel class.

Scroll down for information about kids wheel class or private lessons.

ALL CLASSES REQUIRE A RESERVATION by email or phone, we will confirm your space(s).

Class Times:

Wednesday 9.30 to 10.30am

Wednesday 7pm to 8pm

Thursday 6pm to 7pm

Saturday 11am to Noon

Saturday 2pm to 3pm

 

Pricing:

6 classes: $195 without tool kit

6 classes $205 includes pottery tool kit

Single class $39

Private instruction $60 an hour


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Classes do not have to be taken consecutively. You register for dates and times that work for you. We recommend when purchasing a 6 class package, once a week is optimum. It always make a difference when you practice between classes. Click here to learn more about using the studio outside of class.

 

Kids Wheel Class: for kids 6 to 12 years of age. Adults are invited to register for this class with their kids in this age group. The class description and tuition are same as the beginning pottery wheel class above.

Times:

Wednesday 4 to 5pm

Saturday 12.30 to 1.30pm

  1. Check the calendar to see when the classes are available
  2. Email 2 selected dates and times and how many registering
  3. We will email confirmation of your registration

To register, please contact us using the contact form.

When you come to class:

  1. Arrive 5 minutes before class (You will have to reschedule if you are more than 5 minutes late)
  2. You will make 2 to 3 pots during class… wear play clothes, ties for long hair and put jewelry away
  3. Return after 3 weeks to glaze/paint/decorate your pots. No appointment necessary.
  4. Return to pickup your pots after glaze firing.

Sorry we discard pots after 60 days if you don’t return.

 

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How to draw super heroes on pottery workshop

We will be hosting an exclusive work shop lead by Dave Beaty – an official Marvel and DC comics artist on how to draw super heroes on pottery. All materials will be supplied.

For $35 only, Dave Beaty will teach you how to draw super heroes at a professional art studio in Phoenix. Dave will teach you the fundamentals on how to draw body form and costumes. You will receive some one-to-one time with the master comic artist during the two hour class. You will have a choice to apply your artistry to either a plain mug, plate or two coasters. All materials will be supplied. Your item design will be completed within two hours. The item maybe collected at the studio after a 72 hour processing period in which your item will be fired in the kiln so it can take on its final form.

Spaces are limited in class so book your place today to avoid disappointment.

Date: Saturday 1st July

Time: 11am to 1pm.

Work shop Cost: $35

Materials all included

Art Studio Address: Desert Dragon Pottery. 25037 N. 17th Ave. Phoenix AZ USA

Contact number: 480 787 6729

To book your place in the class, please click here:  http://filmethnographer.com/how-to-draw-super-heroes-on-pottery-workshop/

Summer 2017 Kids Camp

Join us for our annual summer kids camp, a fun, thorough, project packed introduction to working with clay.  Join us for one day or for all five, we have two sessions planned.

Keepsakes

Keepsakes for your lifetime. There are many ways and methods to capturing that moment in time and clay. We help you create these kinds of keepsakes for all ages from 5 days old and up. And don’t forget the non human family members. You can create your keepsake from clay or make handprints with glaze on pre-made bisque pieces like plates, bowls, cups etc. This service is charged based on the bisque object you select. For example, a bowl is $16, dinner plate is $19, mugs/cups $15-$18 plus tax.

Clay made keepsakes handprints will require 2 visits to the studio. The first to create. It will take up to 3 weeks to dry thoroughly and then bisque fired. Then you come back and apply glaze and have the final firing.

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8″x11″ clay keepsake $20

Each additional clay keepsake (made same time) $17

If you are planning to bring in a group of people to do this project… it is best to call or email ahead to make sure we are ready to assist you and don’t have another event happening at the same time. Think of it like having a family portrait done, you would make an appointment. Also we will give you ideas for your keepsake, but arriving with a picture is always helpful.

Clay slabs (which is what we call these plaques) need to be gently covered and allowed to dry slowly to avoid warping and or cracking. Clay slab is a form that tends to crack in the firing processes. We don’t say that to frighten you away, 9/10 have no issues. You should always anticipate this could happen and allow yourself time to make another, especially if this is a gift.

Reach out to us using our contact page.

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Clay: Clay College with Douglas A. Herbert, BFA

Take your basic hand building skills past Dirty Hands Friday and attend clay college:

The 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month, 6-9pm

Impressions, cylinders with alterations and experimentation, enclosed pinch and coil construction, soft slab construction, slab rollers, impressions, cylinders with alterations and experimentation, enclosed containers and newspaper techniques, extruding clay, hard slab construction, clay bodies, paper clay, marbleizing, creating patterns, coloring, sgriffito, burnishing and glazing techniques…and more. No project is repeated within a year. All instruction, materials, tools and firings are included.

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Tuition $59 per class

$200 4 class package


Classes



Clay: Dirty hands Fridays

Every Friday 6 to 8pm

Reservations are required!  Please email or call with your preferred date.

Class fee: Single: $15

Get your hands dirty next Friday night with our instructors. Dirty hand Friday is for beginners wanting to learn basic hand-building clay techniques (this is not a pottery wheel class) and become familiar with using the studio. Basic clay instruction, clay tools, firings and glazing are included. Your clay creations will take 2 to 3 weeks to dry and be fired. You then come back anytime during normal business hours to glaze pieces and have fired again. Please ask about advanced technique classes.

Reach out to us through our Contact Page.

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Parties and Events

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We know how to ‘throw’ a party. Small or large we have the party project’s for people of all ages and abilities. Our instructors are degreed accomplished clay artists with a passion for ceramics. All instruction, materials, and services are included in each project. We have lots of ideas for all occasions and are most willing to accommodate your own creativity and design.

You’re welcome to bring your cake, ice cream and beverage for your party. Adults are welcome to bring their libation of choice. We have a refrigerator and freezer for cold storage.  Norterra is just down the road with plenty of food venues.

Ceramic glazing parties:

Desert Dragon Pottery has a wide variety of bisque items at reasonable prices to select from at your party. There is a large selection of items in the $10 (animal figurines) to $15 (boxes and bowls) range. Given 3 weeks lead-time, we can usually accommodate a particular item request. All glazing and firing fees are included in the purchase price of the bisque items. There are no sitting fees or additional costs. Parties receive 10% discount on purchases or a Party Plate. Typically glazing parties are planned for 2 hours including painting, cake, and opening presents. After party items are fired, they are packaged in individual named gift bags ready for you to pickup and easily deliver. Items will be fired and ready no later than 4 days from the day of your party.

Receive 10% discount on group bookings with 4 or more people.

Wheel parties are for everyone

Wheel parties are a great way to introduce the pottery wheel and get dirty on purpose. You need a minimum of 4 people to schedule a wheel party. We can accommodate up to 10 persons per session and 20 for a combo project like the animal mug and ice cream bowl project. Your pottery wheel art will take 2 weeks to dry out thoroughly and be bisque fired. You return as a group or individual to paint your pieces and then have them glaze fired. It is like 2 parties in 1.

1 hour party $35 per person (minimum of 4 persons)

Association discount $29 per person

Wheel parties can usually be scheduled anytime we do not have wheel classes scheduled. See our calendar.


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Clay parties are for everyone

Have a dirty hands clay party and make a project or just free style with clay. You need a minimum of 4 people to schedule a clay party. We can accommodate up to 20+ persons for a clay party. Great for events or fundraising. All clay parties include instruction, clay, glazes, and firings. Your clay art will take 2 weeks to dry thoroughly and be bisque fired. You return as a group or individuals to paint your pieces and then have them glaze fired. It is like 2 parties in 1.

1 hour party $15 per person (minimum of 4 people)

Large projects $23 per person

Clay parties can usually be scheduled at any time depending on the number of persons attending.

Please use our contact form to reach out to us.

 

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For larger projects, please reach out to us using our contact form.

Wheel & Clay: Home Scholars Class

Home scholars can affordably use the studio, including instruction, for just $15 per class. Scholars can take a pottery wheel or sculpting (hand building) class. First Scholar to registered determine wheel or hand build class for that date. See Calendar for schedule. Classes are limited to 10 registered students.

Every Friday 3-4pm.

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