Ceramics – Advanced

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Ceramics – Advanced*

June 17 – July 22, 2019  |  Mondays  |  4-7pm  |  Ceramics Studio  |  6 Class Sessions

*Note that the Monday class is reserved for experienced ceramicists! (Beginners are welcome in Dennis Ott’s Tuesday or Wednesday classes.)

The Sedona Arts Center’s ceramic department operates free from the constraints of grades and benefits from the talents of its ceramic faculty and assistants as well as nationally recognized guest instructors. This combination allows our department to offer flexible and diverse programming in both traditional and contemporary techniques.

Through demonstration and one-on-one instruction, students will learn to throw a variety of forms on the potter’s wheel or techniques to create hand-built works. Slab roller, extruder and forms are also available to create functional and decorative pieces. Tuition includes the first 25-pound bag of clay, firings and glazes, and one open studio session per week.

Includes the first bag of clay.  Additional bags of clay may be purchased during class for $30 per bag which includes glazing & firing fees.  Enrolled students may also participate in one open studio session per week.

Cancellation Policy:  Student may cancel up to 7 days before the first day of class for a 15% fee. There are no refunds after the 7-day cut-off date.  If the Sedona Arts Center has to cancel the class for any reason, all money paid will be refunded in full.

Dennis Ott

Dennis Ott

Dennis Ott

Over the last 25 years since retiring from the corporate world Dennis Ott has grown from being a ceramics student at the Sedona Arts Center, to a beginning wheel instructor, to heading up the Art’s Center’s Ceramics Department for the past 16 years. Along the way he organized workshops in Italy, taught clay on the Navajo Reservation, built a kiln in Nicaragua, restarted the Loving Bowls project in Sedona and interacted with many clay artists organizing presentations and exhibitions.

Dennis received the Sedona Mayor’s Arts Award for art instruction in 2017. In 2018 Dennis was awarded the Arizona Governor’s Arts Award for an individual arts instructor.

Tuition includes:
  • First 25-pound bag of clay
  • Firings
  • Glazes
  • One instructor-taught class per week + one open studio session per week

Additional bags of clay may be purchased during class for $30 per bag which includes glazing & firing fees.