Ceramic Teaching Artist and studio manager
Deb Zaleski has been involved in the Maui art community for thirty years. As a founding member of the Maui Crafts Guild, she served as the first President and as an Executive Board member for five years before owning and operating her own gallery. She returned to the Hui in 2006 and has been the Hui’s Ceramics Manager for the past nine years.
Thursdays, 8 weeks / 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Session 1: January 19 – March 9
Session 2: March 30 – May 18
Cups, plates, bowls, tiles and more! In this introductory class, students will create their own functional art as they explore the handling of clay using wheel throwing, handbuilding, glazing, and texturing techniques. Students will enjoy this hands-on muddy, messy, and fun art form!
Tuition: $155 ($194 nonmember)
Supply Fee: $25
Saturday, 1 day / 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Session 1: March 4
Session 2: May 6
In this class, you’ll learn the proper techniques to set, post, and nest greenware in a kiln for bisque firing. The workshop will include kiln controller programming instructions, an overview of what happens in the kiln at different temperature stages, and information on why bisque firing is ramped a specific way. Students will also review how to fire a manual electric kiln if a computer program is not available. This class is the first step in becoming certified to fire a kiln. Prerequisite: General ceramic knowledge
Tuition: $45 ($56 nonmember)