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Open Studio and Gallery Hours

2018
Monday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday: CLOSED (except classes)
Wednesday 10:00 am- 7:00 pm
Thursday CLOSED (except classes)
Friday Available for Private Events
Saturday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED (except clases)

WORKSHOPS

Stenciling

Laura Davis has been experimenting in ceramics since 2003 and established Core Clay in 2005. She will be teaching a one-day (four hour), hands-on workshop on stenciling on Sunday April 8. She will show students how to stencil on clay at using a variety of techniques by mixing and matching stencils and layering slips and underglazes. She began collecting stencils when her grandmother gave her a bunch of hand cut stencils. Laura started incorporating stencils into her ceramic surfaces in 2015. Since then, stenciling has turned into a bit of an addiction (though a healthy addiction) for her. During an unusually self-aware holiday moment, Laura realized she has purchased all the stencils available in the Hyde Park Michael’s at least once. Laura has hand-made, store bought, and custom laser cut stencils and will show students in her workshop what makes a great stencil for ceramic surfaces and what to avoid. This workshop is Sunday, April 8 from 4 - 8pm and is designed for all experience levels. This four hour workshop costs $80 and includes clay, slips, underglazes, and clay tools. Workshop enrollment is limited to ten adults. Feel free to bring along any additional clay tools, texturing tools and stencils you are interested in trying out.

Yoda Dish
Art of Sgraffito - Second Date

Bonnie Mitchell a ceramic artist, living in Milford, Ohio, who gets inspiration from her love of animals and nature. The technique she uses is called Sgraffito, which comes from the Italian word ‘graffiare' meaning "to scratch". In her mini workshop, you’ll learn basic Sgraffito techniques of applying a black underglaze to a white, leather hard, 4X4 clay tile. You will be guilded step by step through the process of carving through the black underglaze to reveal the white clay beneath to create wonderful, contrasting designs. Square 4X4 tiles and black underglaze will be supplied. Students should bring a simple design or picture to transfer to the tile and their favorite carving tools. The studio will have carving tools available.The two hour mini workshop includes everything you need to create your custom four inch square tile, plus snacks and drinks. Cost of this workshop is $40 and is limited to ten adult participants. The workshops are on Sunday, January 21 (FULL) and Sunday, Feburary 4th from 5pm - 7pm.

scrafito Cat

UPCOMING CLASSES

Register for classes!

Sign up now for a 6-week winter session or our shorter 4-week sessions.

All sessions are open to anyone age 18 and older, with any level of experience. The session price of $180 for a 4-week class or $235 for a 6-week class covers class time, open studio time, 25 pounds of clay, tools, glazes and kiln firings.

The shorter 4-week session is offered Sundays, while the 6-weeks sessions are Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Check Class Schedules for times and offerings.


Calendar

New Studio Classes!


Gifts and Goodies

Love the idea of a child's homemade gift, but you always seem to run out of time (or patience). We have the solution for you! It is our new children's program called Gift and Goodies. It is a two hour class where your child will make a ceramic gift to brighten someone's day. Just when you think this class can't get any better, it does. In addition to a hand made gift, each participant will receive a voucher for a sweet treat from Loveland Sweets. It's a perfect combination: a handmade gift and a yummy goody. We schedule the Gift & Goodies event two to three weeks before a gift giving holiday, so it will be ready in plenty of time.
Scheduled days are on specific Sundays from 4:00 - 6:00pm.
January 28 - Valentine’s Day
April 29 - Mother's Day
May 6 - Father's Day
June 3 -end of school, teacher’s present
November 11 - Christmas
December 2 - Christmas








Sculpting Class!

Raddle Animal Project

Whistle Stop is excited to be offering a new Sculpture class beginning in 2018. Mari Brock will be sharing her time and talents on Sunday afternoons in a four week class all about sculpture. She will start with beginning techniques and lead students step by step though the sculpting process. Classes initially will involve instructor lead projects, but as students gain confidence and skills, participants can choose projects that they find most interesting. The first class will be held on February 11, 18, 25 and March 2 from 4:30 - 7:00pm.

Raddle Animal Project Cupcake box


Dog Sculpture


CLASS SCHEDULES

January 2018

Gifts and Goodies

Sunday, January 28, 4:00-6:00pm - $40
Heart Box by Bonnie McNett
  • Project - Heart Box
  • Instructor - Bonnie McNett
  • Ages 8+, 5-7 year olds accepted with accompanying adult
  • Loveland Sweets Certificate for a half pound assorted chocolates presented at pick up of finished project.

February 2018

6-Week Febuary Sessions (Register Now)

Adult Ceramic Sampler- $235

Feburary 13 - March 20
  • Tuesdays: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm,
    Instructor: Bonnie McNett.
  • Tuesdays: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm,
    Instructor: Joy France.

Adult Wheel Throwing Basics and Beyond- $235

Feburary 15 - March 22
  • Thursdays: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm,
    Instructor: Adriana De Palma
  • Thursdays: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm,
    Instructor: Adriana De Palma

4-Week Febuary Sessions (Register Now)

Intro to Sculpting

Sunday, February 11, 18, 25, March 4
4:30-7:00pm - $195
  • Instructor-Mari Brock
  • Beginners welcome

Adult Ceramic Sampler- $180

Febuary 11, 18, 25 and March 4
  • Sundays: 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm,
    Instructor: Heloise Besse.

Adult / Child Clay Class (Register Now)

Saturdays, Feb. 17, 24, March. 3
  • Thursdays: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm,
    Instructor: Bonnie McNett
    Three 2-hour, instructor-led classes. Price: $120 for one adult and one child. $75 for each additional adult. $45 for each additional child. Includes tools, glazes, firings.

Art of Sgraffito Workshop

Sunday, January 21, 5:00-7:00pm - $40 (Sold Out)
Sunday, Febuary 4, 5:00-7:00pm - $40 (3 Spots left!)
  • Instructor: Bonnie Mitchell
  • 2-hour workshop - all supplies provided
  • Beginners welcome

Cocktails & Clay (Register Now)

Friday, Febuary 23, 7:00-9:00pm
Saturday, Febuary 24th, 6:00-8:00pm
Serving Vessel by Bonnie McNett

Project - Herb Planter
Instructor: Christine Kidwell
Ages 21+, All skill levels welcome.

March 2018

Cone 10 Workshop to QCC

Saturday, March 10th, 9:30 am

Project - Field trip to Queen City Clay on March 10th. Call or stop by the studio and talk to Bonnie McNett for more details.
All skill levels welcome.

Cocktails & Clay

Friday, March 16, 7:00-9:00pm
Friday, March 23, 7:00-9:00pm
Saturday, March 24th, 6:00-8:00pm
Serving Vessel by Bonnie McNett

Project - Shallow Ribbon Bowl
Instructor: Adriana DePalma
Ages 21+, All skill levels welcome.

April 2018

6-Week Winter Sessions

Adult Ceramic Sampler- $235

April 3 - May 8
  • Tuesdays: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm,
    Instructor: Bonnie McNett.
  • Tuesdays: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm,
    Instructor: Joy France.

Adult Wheel Throwing Basics and Beyond- $235

April 5 - May 10
  • Thursdays: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm,
    Instructor: Adriana De Palma
  • Thursdays: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm,
    Instructor: Adriana De Palma

4-Week Winter Sessions

Adult Ceramic Sampler- $180

April 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Sundays: 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm,
    Instructor: Heloise Besse.

Adult / Child Clay Class

Saturdays, April 7, 14, 21
  • Saturdays: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm,
    Instructor: Bonnie McNett
    Three 2-hour, instructor-led classes. Price: $120 for one adult and one child. $75 for each additional adult. $45 for each additional child. Includes tools, glazes, firings.
Saturdays, April 28, May 5, 12
  • Thursdays: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm,
    Instructor: Bonnie McNett
    Three 2-hour, instructor-led classes.

Cocktails & Clay

Friday, April 20, 7:00-9:00pm - $40
Friday, April 27, 7:00-9:00pm - $40
Saturday, April 28, 6:00-8:00pm - $40

Project - TBD

Instructor: Joy France

Ages 21+, All skill levels welcome.


April 2018

Stenciling workshop (Register Now)

Sunday, April. 8th
  • Sunday: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm,
    Instructor: Laura Davis
    Price: $80

Gifts and Goodies

Sunday, April 29, 4:00-6:00pm - $40
  • Project - Mothers Day -TBD
  • Instructor - TBD
  • Ages 8+, 5-7 year olds accepted with accompanying adult
  • Loveland Sweets Certificate presented at pick up of finished project.

May 2018

Gifts and Goodies

Sunday, May 6, 4:00-6:00pm - $40
  • Project - Teachers Gift -TBD
  • Instructor - TBD
  • Ages 8+, 5-7 year olds accepted with accompanying adult
  • Loveland Sweets Certificate presented at pick up of finished project.