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Repair Café Free Plans available from $80 No purchase required to enroll

Our volunteer repair experts will be available to help you make all possible repairs. Tools and materials will also be on hand. You can bring your broken items from home. Repair stations will include small electronics, clothing, bikes, furniture, toys and jewelry - anything that is broken is welcome and more than likely can be repaired!

Textiles Meet-up Free Purchase required to enroll

PREP Talk: “You can’t manage what you haven’t measured" Free Purchase required to enroll

A good first step towards reducing one’s home or business energy demands and converting to
cleaner, low carbon sources, is to better understand how much energy is being used! This is
especially important when considering converting to electric heat pumps. We’ll briefly discuss
quantifying a building’s energy intensity and steps to prioritize energy efficiency and
conservation. Then we will open up to questions and some ‘myth busting!’

Emerging Artist Exhibition Reception Free Purchase required to enroll

Join us for the opening of a new exhibition at the Jaffrey Civic Center celebrating some individuals from our region that are students, pursuing art for the first time, or finding a new beginning in their artistic journey.

Screen Printing - an Introduction $60 Purchase required to enroll

An Introduction to screen printing, where you will learn the entire screen printing process and create your own printed t-shirts. In the first session, we will go through the process of preparing and creating the screen you will print with using a photosensitive emulsion. In session two we will learn how to print your design on the apparel of your choice!

Textiles Project Troubleshoot $12 per appointment Plans available from $40 No purchase required to enroll

One on one advice/teaching to help you move forward on a specific project. Maximum of 4 hours/session.

Ceramic Center Tour - (1283 Main St. Dublin) Free No purchase required to enroll

Classes

Ceramic Garden Sculpture $80 Purchase required to enroll

A fun later-afternoon workshop where instructor Rachel Montroy will teach you techniques to create your very own sculptural piece for your garden! Day one will focus on sculpting, while day two will be applying underglazes, oxides and/or glazes. The finished piece will be available to you for pick up after firing.


Ceramic Center Open Studios $15 per class No purchase required to enroll

Reserve time in our Studio to use our wheels - just for practice, or to continue your ongoing projects during staffed hours. Our studio managers will be on hand to lend support and pointers when needed. Open Studios are open to members and the general public alike.

Ceramics - Independent Projects $200 Purchase required to enroll

Both hand-building or wheel-throwing can be explored in this class as the instructor supports creative approaches and demonstrates new techniques in response to student interests. Sign up for one or both sessions!


Throwing Drinking Vessels! $250 Purchase required to enroll

This class focuses on the small forms we use most in life – starting with the cylinder and considering all the possibilities of a drinking vessels from tea cups to coffee mugs to tumblers,

we will focus on consistency in throwing, adding texture, a variety of handle types and approaches to trimming, whether working with a delicate form or a hefty beer stein. All levels welcome!

Inside/Outside/Upside Down: Clay Hand-building Workshop $60 Purchase required to enroll

Using a unique “Upside Down/Right-side Up” technique that ceramic artist Lulu Fichter presents during this one-of-a-kind workshop, participants will come away with any number of create objects, from candle holder to utensil jars. Techniques employed will include hand-made slabs, surface texturing, draped hand-forming techniques.


Ceramics - All Levels $250 Purchase required to enroll

With a focus on the wheel and incorporation of hand-built elements, James Mitschmyer will shepherd students, from beginners to veteran potters, to taking their work to the next level.

From Sprig molds, hand-building to perfecting or learning basic wheel-throwing techniques, this class focuses on the individual interests of the participants.



Raku: Dance of the Four Elements $225 Purchase required to enroll

In this seven-week course, students will learn the techniques behind the low oxidation effects of Raku glazes and the transformation of the clay itself at temperature. Students will learn some of the cultural history of Raku. Students will do hands-on work making items in each of the following techniques; Raku glaze work, Raku crackle effects, the horse hair, sugar and feather burning technique, and saagar firing which wraps a vessel in an aluminum cocoon for firing.

Vessels will either be hand- or wheel-built depending on the skill level of the students and sculptural work is welcome as well. The firing schedule will be tight and determined by class progress. One early evening firing will be part of the class as well so that we can better see the red-hot vessels glowing brightly as we remove them from the 2,000 degree kiln and then snuggle them into cans filled with combustibles.

Intro to Clay $100 Purchase required to enroll

An after school intro to slab-building and conceptual work in ceramics as well as an introduction to wheel-throwing and glazing fundamentals.

Ages 12 & up.

Printmaking: White-line Woodcut $200 Purchase required to enroll

White-line woodcut printmaking was developed in the early 1900s by artists in the Provincetown Art Colony as a way of creating color prints without multiple blocks or a press. With only one carving tool, a block of wood, a piece of paper, watercolors and a wooden spoon you can print a lively, multi-colored print using their simple process. Just bring your ideas and you will leave with one or two completed prints, plus the knowledge and skills to make more on your own after the weekend is over.

Introduction to Embroidery $50 Purchase required to enroll

Join The Blank Space Collection in learning how to embroider! This workshop will include a comprehensive embroidery kit with everything you need to learn both basic and intermediate stitches. This class is perfect for beginners, but some basic sewing knowledge is helpful.



Beginning with Bowls $200 Purchase required to enroll

This introductory course to pottery, will have you pinching, coiling, rolling, and throwing clay. Get messy and have fun with a form that holds such versatility in the medium of ceramics. Bowls are used in all sorts of ways and are a great foundation to more complex forms. This course is designed for students who are brand new to ceramics, but students who have experience are welcome to join too.

6 week course - First day of class is on June 5th. They run weekly Sundays 12 to 2. Last class is on July 10th.

Enrollment is open until June 4th. If there are still openings in the class, you may enroll after the start date by contacting Carolyn at Ceramics@maxtmakerspace.org

Intermediate Wheel Throwing $200 Purchase required to enroll

Have you thrown pots in the past and would like to develop your technique further? Perhaps you have taken a throwing course before and would like more time to practice? In this course participants will be supplied clay, firings, and wheels to exercise their skills and learn new tips and tricks to help, with an emphasis on developing more efficiency in your throwing, and a stronger understanding of clay and how it behaves on the wheel and following stages. Bring your ideas and sketches with you, and let's get making!

Muddin’ Around Clay Night w/ Wine & Cheese $85 Purchase required to enroll

Need something fun to do on a Friday night? Come on your own, make it a date night out or bring a friend! Whether you have never touched clay or are an old hand at it, join us for some communal fun with mud lead by Conval art teacher and ceramic talent Ben Putnam!


Teapot Workshop $85 Purchase required to enroll

Love a good teapot? Why not learn to make your own? Join us for a deep-dive in how to make a teapot from scratch in a single session and glaze in a second session with NH ceramicist Ben Putnam. Whether your interest is in making a functional teapot for everyday use, or an expressive more sculptural teapot using your imagination, this workshop is adaptable to your particular interests.


Beginning Clay with Ben Putnam $240 Purchase required to enroll

This course is an introduction to the clay arts, this class will provide a range of approaches and techniques, including hand-building and wheel-throwing, with suggestions for creative exploration along the way.