Extruded Clay Forming

(adults 18 years and older)

Summer 2019

Registration deadline June 30th

Course Description

The extruder is a tool that can make forms not possible on the potters wheel. It has industrial roots creating forms in every material imaginable. The extruder for clay however, is special because in allows the clay to take on wonderful unintended gestural postures in spite of it’s being forced through a rigid die pattern. The clay always speaks when extruded.

Using the wealth of the academy’s die collection, an infinite array of forms both functional and sculptural are moments away, and bi-passing the tedium of traditional hand building techniques, like slab -building, coiling, and pinch-forming.

The extruder is an architects or designers dream machine, but then, you could just be someone ready for a new challenge.

How to Register

For all skill levels

Classes include 10 sessions which meet on the following day(s):

Saturday 10am -1 pm on: Jul. 13, 20, 27. Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. Sep. 7, 14.

(5) spots left

( ) Waitlist Queue

Costs Explained:

$425 Base Tuition  + $50  Materials/Firing Deposit: Includes 25 lb. of any stoneware clay (porcelain excluded). Deposit also includes up to 1000 cu. in. of kiln space.

$475 Total tuition charge at the point of registration. 


Additional costs beyond those included in the deposit.

Kiln firing fee:  per cubic inch 

Studio clay charges per $25 lbs: $18.50 any stoneware; $34.00 porcelain.

*Conditions apply for reduction firing: Size and kiln space limits all assessed for suitability.


All tools supplied

Instructor: Frank Bosco

Enrollment limited to 5 students

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