Schedule

Class Schedule and Instructions

 

Classes Are Permanently Ending on December 8th, 2016

If you have questions about the classes send us an email at donaldjoy@joyceramics.com or give us a call at 203-888-6936 and we can discuss them with you.

Class Schedule - Classes are on Mondays and Thursdays in the evening from 6:30 to 8:30.  The class schedule is flexible and continuous with people starting at any time.  The classes are usually small so that beginners and advanced students work together.  The instructor (Don) gives lessons and help either individually or to several people at a time during the classes.  Many students work on their own once they know what they are doing with the instructor giving help where needed.

When and Where Can You Work - Students can come to the classes on one or two days per week with different costs associated, see Costs below.  You may come during open studio hours to work on your projects on your own.  It is allowable to work at home if you so desire.  Generally home work does not require too much in materials.  If you decide to do a large amount of work at home then we will work out a payment for extra materials.  Some students like to do handbuilding, trimming of cast pieces, or glazing at home and this is fine.

Attendance - We have found that everyone likes to take a week off here or there so the classes allow for this.  You pay either weekly or by buying a card good for six weeks of classes.  If you buy a class card then you can use the classes whenever you desire.  See the section on Cost below.  We are retired so flexibility in the class schedule also suits us.  Most students end up coming to class twice a week but at times will be able to come only once during a week.  This can be accomplished by mixing use of a class card and payments for individual weeks that differ from the class card.

Open Studio - Students are allowed to work in the studio on Mondays and Thursdays when their class is not in session (if a class is not in session then instruction will be limited).  Coming to open studio rather than to the class in the evening does count as a day in which you attended class.

Groups are encouraged to contact us if they would like to set up a separate class.

Cost for classes

  • Pay weekly -- Classes cost $30 if you will come twice during a single week and $20.00 if you will come once during a single week 
  • Pay for a class card for six weeks of classes -- Classes cost $170.00 (a $10 discount from paying weekly) if you will come twice a week and $120.00 if you will come once a week.

The class card can be used for any six weeks of classes, you choose when to use it.  You can intermix classes from a class card and classes paid by the week.  This allows you to mix and match once a week with twice a week.  When the class card is going to be used you need to bring it so that we can sign off on the week that is used.  The sign off is more for you own knowledge since we keep track of the classes you have used in our books also.

Class Dates Day/Time Students
per class
Cost
The Joy of Pottery ongoing Monday
Evening 6:30am-8:30pm
5 to 6 See Cost Section
above
The Joy of Pottery ongoing Thursday
Evening 6:30pm-8:30pm
5 to 6 See Cost Section
above
Open Studio ongoing Monday
During the day
and Evening
10am-8:30pm
Please sign up
Before Coming
(See Open
Studio Page)
Open Studio ongoing Thursday
During the day
and Evening
10am-8:30pm
Please sign up
Before Coming
(See Open
Studio Page)

Students that intend to use open studio hours should inform us before they come to the studio hours.  If no one is signed up we might not be at the studios.  Therefore, if you decide to come to open studio hours make sure that you have arranged it with us by calling or arranging your hours before hand.

Parents

If you want to work with your children you can bring a child under 11 to the classes and work with them on a wheel, handbuilding, or slip casting.  We also have bisque pieces that you can purchase for them to paint with your help.  A child 11 and over should be signed up to take the class (you can discuss this with us).  We want to make the classes family friendly.

Class Descriptions (currently running classes)

Classes will be held at

                   43 Peach Farm Road               
                   Oxford, CT 06478

Sign ups for "The Joy of Pottery" is by phone, or by email

Phone: 203-888-6936

Email to join a class: DonaldJoy@joyceramics.com

You should plan to pay for the class that you intend to take before or at the first session that you attend.

Contact us at

       Phone:    203-888-6936

       Email:     DonaldJoy@joyceramics.com

Map to Joy Ceramics (Showing Route 67)

43 Peach Farm Road, Oxford, CT