- Cost: Free
- DMS members only
- Ages 13+
Cancellations for this event must be made before May 11, 2021 — 6:00pm.
Registration for the event is closed.
About this Event
Ceramics 100 - Welcome to Ceramics!
About this EventClass Duration: 1.5 hrs
This is a required orientation class to introduce students to Ceramics at Dallas Makerspace. We will start by learning the fundamentals of ceramics, followed by a complete walkthrough of the Ceramics space, and a brief demonstration of our cleaning procedures. Students will gain an understanding of the ceramics process at Dallas Makerspace to be cleared to use the Ceramics space and the pottery wheels.
In this class you will:
Learn about clay and the different clay bodies we use at Dallas Makerspace
Learn about pyrometric cones and what cones we fire to at Dallas Makerspace for bisqueware and glazeware
Learn the basics of kiln firings
Become familiar with ceramic tools for handbuilding, throwing, and slip casting and where they are stored
Learn how to thoroughly clean tools after use
Become familiar with the slab roller and its components
Learn how to thoroughly clean the wedging table
Become familiar with the pottery wheel and its components
Learn how to thoroughly clean the wheels after throwing and trimming
Watch a demonstration showing how to use the utility sink to clean wash pans and properly dispose of clay
Learn the process of making ceramics at DMS to correctly store and place pieces on the shelves at each stage of the production process
Learn the maximum amount of time pieces are allowed to stay at Dallas Makerspace during each stage of the production process
Learn about the glazes we stock in Ceramics and the suggested donation for using them
Log into the Ceramics Talk page to the Monthly Kiln News post to check when pieces come out of the kiln
Learn some helpful tips to help you make your own ceramic creations
Briefly get insight into the different classes taught in Ceramics at Dallas Makerspace
Special Considerations and Warnings
This is a required class to use the Ceramics space and the pottery wheels. Students may also be cleared to use the pottery wheels in the Beginning throwing class