Due to Covid19, our classes are smaller than usual. We will be following all protocol as required by NCDHHS. https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/

Tue Jun 7, 6:30 PM - Tue Jul 12, 9:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
Intro and Intermediate Wheel throwing All levels of clay experience welcome! Have you ever wanted to try making pottery? Has it been a while since you’ve thrown on the wheel and you want to refresh your throwing skills? This is for you! 6 wheel throwing classes! Students will meet for 2.5 hrs, 6:30pm- 9pm, once a week for six weeks Because of the small class size, max of 5 people, you will be able to progress at your own speed and instruction will be catered to your particular skill level. The class must have 2 people to run. This class series will take you through the various stages of wheel throwing such as, wedging, centering and the actual shaping of a piece, trimming and glazing. The first 2 classes will be heavy in throwing instruction. Around the third or fourth class most students feel comfortable exploring the wheel with little instruction. The last 2 classes will focus on decoration and glazing. 25lbs of clay will be provided. 3 options of clay. Little loafers (a smooth white clay body) Brownstone (a semi smooth brown clay body) and Speckled Brownstone (a semi smooth brown clay body with speckles) Be sure to wear old clothes or bring an apron and towel. Basic beginner pottery tools can be purchased here ( https://www.delorespottery.com/product-page/pottery-tool-kit ) for $15. Liberty Arts is an artist collective warehouse environment. There may be loud noises and other artists present in their spaces during the lesson. There is no central heat or AC. The summer classes will use fans to help with the heat. Space heaters will be used for the winter classes. If you have any questions about the class, please email me. COVID INFORMATION Everyone will have to sign a Covid-19 waiver and we will check your temperature before entry at every class and open studio. Anyone with a temperature of 100 or higher will not be allowed entry. If you have any flu-like symptoms we ask that you stay home. Any classes you miss we can makeup at another time. Since many surfaces are shared in a pottery studio everyone must understand they are taking a risk by participating in classes. Shared wheels, tables and tools will be sanitized after each use. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own pottery tools and towels. Community tools and towels may be available but you must use them at your own risk. Cubby storage space for tools will not be provided. We will have storage space for your bag of clay. Because of our small space we cannot maintain 6ft distance throughout the entire class. As uncomfortable as it can be to wear for long periods, Masks will be required during class and throughout Liberty. Teaching pottery without any hands on encounters will be difficult. I will provide multiple demonstrations to help everyone along. Anyone who is ok with hands on instructions please let me know. I will sanitize before and after and have some sanitizer available during class.

Wed Jun 8, 6:30 PM - Wed Jul 13, 9:00 PM (EDT)

Want to take the next step in your pottery journey! This class is for you! This 6 week class is for people who have taken a beginning class or 2 and are looking to work on making advanced forms. Students must be able to create 5in cylinders on their own.

Thu Jun 9, 6:30 PM - Thu Jul 14, 9:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
Intro and Intermediate Wheel throwing All levels of clay experience welcome! Have you ever wanted to try making pottery? Has it been a while since you’ve thrown on the wheel and you want to refresh your throwing skills? This is for you! 6 wheel throwing classes! Students will meet for 2.5 hrs, 6:30pm- 9pm, once a week for six weeks. You will be able to progress at your own speed and instruction will be catered to your particular skill level. The class must have 2 people to run. This class series will take you through the various stages of wheel throwing such as, wedging, centering and the actual shaping of a piece, trimming and glazing. The first 2 classes will be heavy in throwing instruction. Around the third or fourth class most students feel comfortable exploring the wheel with little instruction. The last 2 classes will focus on decoration and glazing. 25lbs of clay will be provided. 3 options of clay. Little loafers (a smooth white clay body) Brownstone (a semi smooth brown clay body) and Speckled Brownstone (a semi smooth brown clay body with speckles) Be sure to wear old clothes or bring an apron and towel. Basic beginner pottery tools can be purchased here ( https://www.delorespottery.com/product-page/pottery-tool-kit ) for $15. Liberty Arts is an artist collective warehouse environment. There may be loud noises and other artists present in their spaces during the lesson. There is no central heat or AC. The summer classes will use fans to help with the heat. Space heaters will be used for the winter classes. If you have any questions about the class, please email me. COVID INFORMATION Everyone will have to sign a Covid-19 waiver and we will check your temperature before entry at every class and open studio. Anyone with a temperature of 100 or higher will not be allowed entry. If you have any flu-like symptoms we ask that you stay home. Any classes you miss we can makeup at another time. Since many surfaces are shared in a pottery studio everyone must understand they are taking a risk by participating in classes. Shared wheels, tables and tools will be sanitized after each use. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own pottery tools and towels. Community tools and towels may be available but you must use them at your own risk. Cubby storage space for tools will not be provided. We will have storage space for your bag of clay. Because of our small space we cannot maintain 6ft distance throughout the entire class. As uncomfortable as it can be to wear for long periods, Masks will be required during class and throughout Liberty. Teaching pottery without any hands on encounters will be difficult. I will provide multiple demonstrations to help everyone along. Anyone who is ok with hands on instructions please let me know. I will sanitize before and after and have some sanitizer available during class.

Sat Jun 11, 11:00 AM - Mon Jul 25, 9:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
6 week Open Studio Access Pass for non students! You will receive one bag of clay. All costs for glazing and firing are included in the price. You can purchase additional bags of clay at $30 a bag. Cost includes firing.

Mon Jun 27, 6:30 - 9:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
Pottery Open Studio is for current pottery Students and Access pass holders. Open studio is the perfect opportunity to practice what you’ve learned in class as well as explore new pottery ideas. Studio assistants will supervise each open studio but will not provide any instruction.

Fri Jul 1, 6:00 - 8:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
Studio time can be scheduled on an as needed basis. The instructor will be present during these periods and will provide instruction as requested during the period. Students will have access to then instructor’s soldering and buffing equipment as well as hand tools. Students are responsible for bringing their own metal to the studio. Then instructor will have a limited amount of non-ferrous metals, copper, brass, bronze, and sterling silver available for purchase.

Wed Jul 6, 6:00 - 9:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
This class will provide the student with a basic introduction to soldering, texturing metal and making one and two band rings. Students will learn on copper ring blanks and then make two silver rings. At the end of the class, each student will have learned how to measure for a ring, how to texture metal, be introduced to soldering and finishing techniques, and form both a single and a two band ring.

Fri Jul 8, 6:30 - 9:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
Pottery Open Studio is for current pottery Students and Access pass holders. Open studio is the perfect opportunity to practice what you’ve learned in class as well as explore new pottery ideas. Studio assistants will supervise each open studio but will not provide any instruction.

Sat Jul 9, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
In the US, men make up over 90% of the welding and fabricating workforce. This can create a tough environment for women and queer people to learn metalcraft. Join this inclusive class for those who identity as women, trans, or queer! This introductory class will cover the basics of MIG welding and simple fabrication methods to empower minority voices to learn valuable and fun DIY skills.

Sat Jul 9, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
Pottery Open Studio is for current pottery Students and Access pass holders. Open studio is the perfect opportunity to practice what you’ve learned in class as well as explore new pottery ideas. Studio assistants will supervise each open studio but will not provide any instruction.

Sun Jul 10, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
Pottery Open Studio is for current pottery Students and Access pass holders. Open studio is the perfect opportunity to practice what you’ve learned in class as well as explore new pottery ideas. Studio assistants will supervise each open studio but will not provide any instruction.

Mon Jul 11, 6:00 - 9:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
One of America’s great sculptors, Alexander Calder, made jewelry using little more than wire, a hammer and pliers. This class will introduce students to some of the techniques he used. Through this paced class students will learn some of the basics of forging: directional forming, making a taper, “flip” earrings, and the fibula, a one-piece of metal pin - the original safety pin.

Mon Jul 11, 6:30 - 9:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
Pottery Open Studio is for current pottery Students and Access pass holders. Open studio is the perfect opportunity to practice what you’ve learned in class as well as explore new pottery ideas. Studio assistants will supervise each open studio but will not provide any instruction.

Thu Jul 14, 6:00 - 9:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
The bangle is an iconic part of any woman’s jewelry collection. In this class you will learn how to make a bangle. The steps of the process, sizing, soldering, truing, forging, and polishing will be demonstrated and done alongside you. You will make two bangles, first in copper and then in sterling silver. We will be working in 6 gauge (.162”, 4.1mm dia) wire.

Fri Jul 15, 6:30 - 9:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
Pottery Open Studio is for current pottery Students and Access pass holders. Open studio is the perfect opportunity to practice what you’ve learned in class as well as explore new pottery ideas. Studio assistants will supervise each open studio but will not provide any instruction.

Sat Jul 16, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

Artisan Pipe Maker David S. Huber will teach you how to execute one of 4 primary processes used in the making of fine artisan pipes per session: Freehand Shaping and Drilling, Turning and Drilling a Straight Billiard, Making a Handmade Mouthpiece from Ebonite Rod, or Finishing Smooth and Sandblasted Pipes. While each session will begin with a detailed demonstration by David, the majority of each class will be a guided, hands-on experience. When registering, please indicate which process you'd like to learn.

Sat Jul 16, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
Pottery Open Studio is for current pottery Students and Access pass holders. Open studio is the perfect opportunity to practice what you’ve learned in class as well as explore new pottery ideas. Studio assistants will supervise each open studio but will not provide any instruction.

Sun Jul 17, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
Pottery Open Studio is for current pottery Students and Access pass holders. Open studio is the perfect opportunity to practice what you’ve learned in class as well as explore new pottery ideas. Studio assistants will supervise each open studio but will not provide any instruction.

Mon Jul 18, 6:30 - 9:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
Pottery Open Studio is for current pottery Students and Access pass holders. Open studio is the perfect opportunity to practice what you’ve learned in class as well as explore new pottery ideas. Studio assistants will supervise each open studio but will not provide any instruction.

Tue Jul 19, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
Introduction to Keum Boo, 3 hours, $150.00.

Fri Jul 22, 6:30 - 9:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
Pottery Open Studio is for current pottery Students and Access pass holders. Open studio is the perfect opportunity to practice what you’ve learned in class as well as explore new pottery ideas. Studio assistants will supervise each open studio but will not provide any instruction.

Sat Jul 23, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
In the US, men make up over 90% of the welding and fabricating workforce. This can create a tough environment for women and queer people to learn metalcraft. Join this inclusive class for those who identity as women, trans, or queer! This introductory class will cover the basics of MIG welding and simple fabrication methods to empower minority voices to learn valuable and fun DIY skills.

Sat Jul 23, 10:00 AM - Sat Jul 30, 2:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
Copper pots have long been a mainstay of kitchens around the world. This class will teach students how to make a copper cook pot, in this case a small pot, approximately 3.5” (dia.) x 4”. Students will learn how to form the body of the pot, attach a base, rivet a handle onto the pan, and tin the pot’s interior. The pot itself will be heavy gauge copper with a brass handle.

Sat Jul 23, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
Pottery Open Studio is for current pottery Students and Access pass holders. Open studio is the perfect opportunity to practice what you’ve learned in class as well as explore new pottery ideas. Studio assistants will supervise each open studio but will not provide any instruction.

Sun Jul 24, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
Pottery Open Studio is for current pottery Students and Access pass holders. Open studio is the perfect opportunity to practice what you’ve learned in class as well as explore new pottery ideas. Studio assistants will supervise each open studio but will not provide any instruction.

Mon Jul 25, 6:30 - 9:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
Pottery Open Studio is for current pottery Students and Access pass holders. Open studio is the perfect opportunity to practice what you’ve learned in class as well as explore new pottery ideas. Studio assistants will supervise each open studio but will not provide any instruction.

Tue Jul 26, 6:30 PM - Tue Aug 30, 9:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
Intro and Intermediate Wheel throwing All levels of clay experience welcome! Have you ever wanted to try making pottery? Has it been a while since you’ve thrown on the wheel and you want to refresh your throwing skills? This is for you! 6 wheel throwing classes! Students will meet for 2.5 hrs, 6:30pm- 9pm, once a week for six weeks Because of the small class size, max of 5 people, you will be able to progress at your own speed and instruction will be catered to your particular skill level. The class must have 2 people to run. This class series will take you through the various stages of wheel throwing such as, wedging, centering and the actual shaping of a piece, trimming and glazing. The first 2 classes will be heavy in throwing instruction. Around the third or fourth class most students feel comfortable exploring the wheel with little instruction. The last 2 classes will focus on decoration and glazing. 25lbs of clay will be provided. 3 options of clay. Little loafers (a smooth white clay body) Brownstone (a semi smooth brown clay body) and Speckled Brownstone (a semi smooth brown clay body with speckles) Be sure to wear old clothes or bring an apron and towel. Basic beginner pottery tools can be purchased here (https://square.link/u/8ch6pJ1k ) for $15. Liberty Arts is an artist collective warehouse environment. There may be loud noises and other artists present in their spaces during the lesson. There is no central heat or AC. The summer classes will use fans to help with the heat. Space heaters will be used for the winter classes. If you have any questions about the class, please email me. COVID INFORMATION Everyone will have to sign a Covid-19 waiver and we will check your temperature before entry at every class and open studio. Anyone with a temperature of 100 or higher will not be allowed entry. If you have any flu-like symptoms we ask that you stay home. Any classes you miss we can makeup at another time. Since many surfaces are shared in a pottery studio everyone must understand they are taking a risk by participating in classes. Shared wheels, tables and tools will be sanitized after each use. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own pottery tools and towels. Community tools and towels may be available but you must use them at your own risk. Cubby storage space for tools will not be provided. We will have storage space for your bag of clay. Because of our small space we cannot maintain 6ft distance throughout the entire class. As uncomfortable as it can be to wear for long periods, Masks will be required during class and throughout Liberty. Teaching pottery without any hands on encounters will be difficult. I will provide multiple demonstrations to help everyone along. Anyone who is ok with hands on instructions please let me know. I will sanitize before and after and have some sanitizer available during class.

Wed Jul 27, 8:30 AM - Fri Jul 29, 4:30 PM (EDT)

Receive detailed hands-on training from Artisan Briar Pipe Maker David S. Huber in this three day intensive. We'll cover every aspect of making an artisan briar pipe, including freehand shaping and drilling, turning a billiard, making a handmade mouthpiece from ebonite rod, and finishing smooth and sandblasted pipes. By booking this intensive, you'll save $150 when compared to booking all 4 sessions individually.

Thu Jul 28, 6:00 - 9:00 PM (EDT)

Make a Spinner, 3 hours, $150.00.

Thu Jul 28, 6:30 PM - Thu Sep 1, 9:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
Intro and Intermediate Wheel throwing All levels of clay experience welcome! Have you ever wanted to try making pottery? Has it been a while since you’ve thrown on the wheel and you want to refresh your throwing skills? This is for you! 6 wheel throwing classes! Students will meet for 2.5 hrs, 6:30pm- 9pm, once a week for six weeks Because of the small class size, max of 5 people, you will be able to progress at your own speed and instruction will be catered to your particular skill level. The class must have 2 people to run. This class series will take you through the various stages of wheel throwing such as, wedging, centering and the actual shaping of a piece, trimming and glazing. The first 2 classes will be heavy in throwing instruction. Around the third or fourth class most students feel comfortable exploring the wheel with little instruction. The last 2 classes will focus on decoration and glazing. 25lbs of clay will be provided. 3 options of clay. Little loafers (a smooth white clay body) Brownstone (a semi smooth brown clay body) and Speckled Brownstone (a semi smooth brown clay body with speckles) Be sure to wear old clothes or bring an apron and towel. Basic beginner pottery tools can be purchased here ( https://square.link/u/8ch6pJ1k) for $15. Liberty Arts is an artist collective warehouse environment. There may be loud noises and other artists present in their spaces during the lesson. There is no central heat or AC. The summer classes will use fans to help with the heat. Space heaters will be used for the winter classes. If you have any questions about the class, please email me. COVID INFORMATION Everyone will have to sign a Covid-19 waiver and we will check your temperature before entry at every class and open studio. Anyone with a temperature of 100 or higher will not be allowed entry. If you have any flu-like symptoms we ask that you stay home. Any classes you miss we can makeup at another time. Since many surfaces are shared in a pottery studio everyone must understand they are taking a risk by participating in classes. Shared wheels, tables and tools will be sanitized after each use. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own pottery tools and towels. Community tools and towels may be available but you must use them at your own risk. Cubby storage space for tools will not be provided. We will have storage space for your bag of clay. Because of our small space we cannot maintain 6ft distance throughout the entire class. As uncomfortable as it can be to wear for long periods, Masks will be required during class and throughout Liberty. Teaching pottery without any hands on encounters will be difficult. I will provide multiple demonstrations to help everyone along. Anyone who is ok with hands on instructions please let me know. I will sanitize before and after and have some sanitizer available during class.

Sat Jul 30, 11:00 AM - Mon Sep 5, 9:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
6 week Open Studio Access Pass for non students! You will receive one bag of clay. All costs for glazing and firing are included in the price. You can purchase additional bags of clay at $30 a bag. Cost includes firing.

Thu Aug 4, 1:00 - 4:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
Introduction to Keum Boo, 3 hours, $150.00.

Tue Aug 9, 6:00 - 9:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
One of America’s great sculptors, Alexander Calder, made jewelry using little more than wire, a hammer and pliers. This class will introduce students to some of the techniques he used. Through this paced class students will learn some of the basics of forging: directional forming, making a taper, “flip” earrings, and the fibula, a one-piece of metal pin - the original safety pin.

Sat Aug 13, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

Watts Hill Pavilion (Foundry), 538 Foster St., Durham, NC, United States
Carve your own tile mold (scratch block) to be cast in iron during the 6th Annual Iron Pour in Durham Central Park on November 5th! You will receive 1 single 6” x 6” blank tile mold (a block of resin-bonded sand; “scratch block”) into which you can carve any shallow-relief design you so wish. On average the scratch blocks take about an hour to carve, depending on your design. There is no experience necessary, nor any need to bring your own safety gear. We will provide instruction, safety gear, tools, and materials in this workshop, after which you will leave your mold with the Liberty Arts team until the Iron Pour event on November 5th. Cost per individual is $50. Multiple scratch blocks will require multiple registrations, as we must keep track of each block. You can use the same name for each if you wish.

Mon Aug 15, 6:00 - 9:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
This class will provide the student with a basic introduction to soldering, texturing metal and making one and two band rings. Students will learn on copper ring blanks and then make two silver rings. At the end of the class, each student will have learned how to measure for a ring, how to texture metal, be introduced to soldering and finishing techniques, and form both a single and a two band ring.

Thu Aug 18, 6:00 - 9:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
The bangle is an iconic part of any woman’s jewelry collection. In this class you will learn how to make a bangle. The steps of the process, sizing, soldering, truing, forging, and polishing will be demonstrated and done alongside you. You will make two bangles, first in copper and then in sterling silver. We will be working in 6 gauge (.162”, 4.1mm dia) wire.

Sat Aug 20, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

Artisan Pipe Maker David S. Huber will teach you how to execute one of 4 primary processes used in the making of fine artisan pipes per session: Freehand Shaping and Drilling, Turning and Drilling a Straight Billiard, Making a Handmade Mouthpiece from Ebonite Rod, or Finishing Smooth and Sandblasted Pipes. While each session will begin with a detailed demonstration by David, the majority of each class will be a guided, hands-on experience. When registering, please indicate which process you'd like to learn.

Tue Aug 23, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
An oft overlooked part of the jeweler’s tool box is that of cold joinery. The most common forms are rivets and screws. This class will cover various rivet making techniques including flat head, flush, tube, and decorative rivets as well as how to make screws out of non-ferrous metals. The use of rivets as decoration will be covered.

Wed Aug 24, 8:30 AM - Fri Aug 26, 4:30 PM (EDT)

Receive detailed hands-on training from Artisan Briar Pipe Maker David S. Huber in this three day intensive. We'll cover every aspect of making an artisan briar pipe, including freehand shaping and drilling, turning a billiard, making a handmade mouthpiece from ebonite rod, and finishing smooth and sandblasted pipes. By booking this intensive, you'll save $150 when compared to booking all 4 sessions individually.

Wed Aug 31, 6:00 - 9:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
Make a Spinner, 3 hours, $150.00.

Thu Sep 1, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
One of America’s great sculptors, Alexander Calder, made jewelry using little more than wire, a hammer and pliers. This class will introduce students to some of the techniques he used. Through this paced class students will learn some of the basics of forging: directional forming, making a taper, “flip” earrings, and the fibula, a one-piece of metal pin - the original safety pin.

Thu Sep 1, 6:00 - 8:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
Studio time can be scheduled on an as needed basis. The instructor will be present during these periods and will provide instruction as requested during the period. Students will have access to then instructor’s soldering and buffing equipment as well as hand tools. Students are responsible for bringing their own metal to the studio. Then instructor will have a limited amount of non-ferrous metals, copper, brass, bronze, and sterling silver available for purchase.

Sat Sep 3, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

Watts Hill Pavilion (Foundry), 538 Foster St., Durham, NC, United States
Carve your own tile mold (scratch block) to be cast in iron during the 6th Annual Iron Pour in Durham Central Park on November 5th! You will receive 1 single 6” x 6” blank tile mold (a block of resin-bonded sand; “scratch block”) into which you can carve any shallow-relief design you so wish. On average the scratch blocks take about an hour to carve, depending on your design. There is no experience necessary, nor any need to bring your own safety gear. We will provide instruction, safety gear, tools, and materials in this workshop, after which you will leave your mold with the Liberty Arts team until the Iron Pour event on November 5th. Cost per individual is $50. Multiple scratch blocks will require multiple registrations, as we must keep track of each block. You can use the same name for each if you wish.

Wed Sep 7, 6:00 - 9:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
Introduction to Keum Boo, 3 hours, $150.00.

Sat Sep 10, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

Watts Hill Pavilion (Foundry), 538 Foster St., Durham, NC, United States
Carve your own tile mold (scratch block) to be cast in iron during the 6th Annual Iron Pour in Durham Central Park on November 5th! You will receive 1 single 6” x 6” blank tile mold (a block of resin-bonded sand; “scratch block”) into which you can carve any shallow-relief design you so wish. On average the scratch blocks take about an hour to carve, depending on your design. There is no experience necessary, nor any need to bring your own safety gear. We will provide instruction, safety gear, tools, and materials in this workshop, after which you will leave your mold with the Liberty Arts team until the Iron Pour event on November 5th. Cost per individual is $50. Multiple scratch blocks will require multiple registrations, as we must keep track of each block. You can use the same name for each if you wish.

Sat Sep 10, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
The bangle is an iconic part of any woman’s jewelry collection. In this class you will learn how to make a bangle. The steps of the process, sizing, soldering, truing, forging, and polishing will be demonstrated and done alongside you. You will make two bangles, first in copper and then in sterling silver. We will be working in 6 gauge (.162”, 4.1mm dia) wire.

Mon Sep 12, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
This class will provide the student with a basic introduction to soldering, texturing metal and making one and two band rings. Students will learn on copper ring blanks and then make two silver rings. At the end of the class, each student will have learned how to measure for a ring, how to texture metal, be introduced to soldering and finishing techniques, and form both a single and a two band ring.

Tue Sep 13, 6:30 PM - Tue Oct 18, 9:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
Intro and Intermediate Wheel throwing All levels of clay experience welcome! Have you ever wanted to try making pottery? Has it been a while since you’ve thrown on the wheel and you want to refresh your throwing skills? This is for you! 6 wheel throwing classes! Students will meet for 2.5 hrs, 6:30pm- 9pm, once a week for six weeks You will be able to progress at your own speed and instruction will be catered to your particular skill level. The class must have 4 people to run. This class series will take you through the various stages of wheel throwing such as, wedging, centering and the actual shaping of a piece, trimming and glazing. The first 2 classes will be heavy in throwing instruction. Around the third or fourth class most students feel comfortable exploring the wheel with little instruction. The last 2 classes will focus on decoration and glazing. 25lbs of clay will be provided. 3 options of clay. Little loafers (a smooth white clay body) Brownstone (a semi smooth brown clay body) and Speckled Brownstone (a semi smooth brown clay body with speckles) Be sure to wear old clothes or bring an apron and towel. Basic beginner pottery tools can be purchased here https://square.link/u/8ch6pJ1k. $15 The class will be held at Liberty Arts. This is an artist collective warehouse environment. There may be loud noises and other artists present in their spaces during the lesson. There is no central heat or AC. The summer classes will use fans to help with the heat. Space heaters will be used for the winter classes. If you have any questions about the class, please email me. COVID INFORMATION Everyone will have to sign a Covid-19 waiver and we will check your temperature before entry at every class and open studio. Anyone with a temperature of 100 or higher will not be allowed entry. If you have any flu-like symptoms we ask that you stay home. Any classes you miss we can makeup at another time. Since many surfaces are shared in a pottery studio everyone must understand they are taking a risk by participating in classes. Shared wheels, tables and tools will be sanitized after each use. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own pottery tools and towels. Community tools and towels will be available but you must use them at your own risk. Cubby storage space for tools will not be provided. We will have storage space for your bag of clay. Because of our small space we cannot maintain 6ft distance throughout the entire class. As uncomfortable as it can be to wear for long periods, Masks will be required during class and throughout Liberty. Teaching pottery without any hands on encounters will be difficult. I will provide multiple demonstrations to help everyone along. Anyone who is ok with hands on instructions please let me know. I will sanitize before and after and have some sanitizer available during class.

Thu Sep 15, 6:30 PM - Thu Oct 20, 9:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
Intro and Intermediate Wheel throwing All levels of clay experience welcome! Have you ever wanted to try making pottery? Has it been a while since you’ve thrown on the wheel and you want to refresh your throwing skills? This is for you! 6 wheel throwing classes! Students will meet for 2.5 hrs, 6:30pm- 9pm, once a week for six weeks You will be able to progress at your own speed and instruction will be catered to your particular skill level. The class must have 4 people to run. This class series will take you through the various stages of wheel throwing such as, wedging, centering and the actual shaping of a piece, trimming and glazing. The first 2 classes will be heavy in throwing instruction. Around the third or fourth class most students feel comfortable exploring the wheel with little instruction. The last 2 classes will focus on decoration and glazing. 25lbs of clay will be provided. 3 options of clay. Little loafers (a smooth white clay body) Brownstone (a semi smooth brown clay body) and Speckled Brownstone (a semi smooth brown clay body with speckles) Be sure to wear old clothes or bring an apron and towel. Basic beginner pottery tools can be purchased here https://square.link/u/8ch6pJ1k $15 The class will be held at Liberty Arts. This is an artist collective warehouse environment. There may be loud noises and other artists present in their spaces during the lesson. There is no central heat or AC. The summer classes will use fans to help with the heat. Space heaters will be used for the winter classes. If you have any questions about the class, please email me. COVID INFORMATION Everyone will have to sign a Covid-19 waiver and we will check your temperature before entry at every class and open studio. Anyone with a temperature of 100 or higher will not be allowed entry. If you have any flu-like symptoms we ask that you stay home. Any classes you miss we can makeup at another time. Since many surfaces are shared in a pottery studio everyone must understand they are taking a risk by participating in classes. Shared wheels, tables and tools will be sanitized after each use. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own pottery tools and towels. Community tools and towels will be available but you must use them at your own risk. Cubby storage space for tools will not be provided. We will have storage space for your bag of clay. Because of our small space we cannot maintain 6ft distance throughout the entire class. As uncomfortable as it can be to wear for long periods, Masks will be required during class and throughout Liberty. Teaching pottery without any hands on encounters will be difficult. I will provide multiple demonstrations to help everyone along. Anyone who is ok with hands on instructions please let me know. I will sanitize before and after and have some sanitizer available during class.

Fri Sep 16, 6:00 - 9:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
You and your friend, spouse, partner, significant, others (pick a term) will spend three hours with Jim Cohen making jewelry. Choose from any of his classes or propose your idea. Jim will construct a special class for the two of you.

Sat Sep 17, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

Artisan Pipe Maker David S. Huber will teach you how to execute one of 4 primary processes used in the making of fine artisan pipes per session: Freehand Shaping and Drilling, Turning and Drilling a Straight Billiard, Making a Handmade Mouthpiece from Ebonite Rod, or Finishing Smooth and Sandblasted Pipes. While each session will begin with a detailed demonstration by David, the majority of each class will be a guided, hands-on experience. When registering, please indicate which process you'd like to learn.

Sat Sep 17, 10:00 AM - Sat Sep 24, 2:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
Copper pots have long been a mainstay of kitchens around the world. This class will teach students how to make a copper cook pot, in this case a small pot, approximately 3.5” (dia.) x 4”. Students will learn how to form the body of the pot, attach a base, rivet a handle onto the pan, and tin the pot’s interior. The pot itself will be heavy gauge copper with a brass handle.

Sat Sep 17, 11:00 AM - Mon Oct 24, 9:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
6 week Open Studio Access Pass for non students! You will receive one bag of clay. All costs for glazing and firing are included in the price. You can purchase additional bags of clay at $30 a bag. Cost includes firing.

Tue Sep 20, 6:00 - 9:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
An oft overlooked part of the jeweler’s tool box is that of cold joinery. The most common forms are rivets and screws. This class will cover various rivet making techniques including flat head, flush, tube, and decorative rivets as well as how to make screws out of non-ferrous metals. The use of rivets as decoration will be covered.

Thu Sep 22, 6:00 - 9:00 PM (EDT)

Make a Spinner, 3 hours, $150.00.

Sat Sep 24, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

Watts Hill Pavilion (Foundry), 538 Foster St., Durham, NC, United States
Carve your own tile mold (scratch block) to be cast in iron during the 6th Annual Iron Pour in Durham Central Park on November 5th! You will receive 1 single 6” x 6” blank tile mold (a block of resin-bonded sand; “scratch block”) into which you can carve any shallow-relief design you so wish. On average the scratch blocks take about an hour to carve, depending on your design. There is no experience necessary, nor any need to bring your own safety gear. We will provide instruction, safety gear, tools, and materials in this workshop, after which you will leave your mold with the Liberty Arts team until the Iron Pour event on November 5th. Cost per individual is $50. Multiple scratch blocks will require multiple registrations, as we must keep track of each block. You can use the same name for each if you wish.

Wed Sep 28, 8:30 AM - Fri Sep 30, 4:30 PM (EDT)

Receive detailed hands-on training from Artisan Briar Pipe Maker David S. Huber in this three day intensive. We'll cover every aspect of making an artisan briar pipe, including freehand shaping and drilling, turning a billiard, making a handmade mouthpiece from ebonite rod, and finishing smooth and sandblasted pipes. By booking this intensive, you'll save $150 when compared to booking all 4 sessions individually.

Thu Sep 29, 5:30 - 8:30 PM (EDT)

Watts Hill Pavilion (Foundry), 538 Foster St., Durham, NC, United States
Carve your own tile mold (scratch block) to be cast in iron during the 6th Annual Iron Pour in Durham Central Park on November 5th! You will receive 1 single 6” x 6” blank tile mold (a block of resin-bonded sand; “scratch block”) into which you can carve any shallow-relief design you so wish. On average the scratch blocks take about an hour to carve, depending on your design. There is no experience necessary, nor any need to bring your own safety gear. We will provide instruction, safety gear, tools, and materials in this workshop, after which you will leave your mold with the Liberty Arts team until the Iron Pour event on November 5th. Cost per individual is $50. Multiple scratch blocks will require multiple registrations, as we must keep track of each block. You can use the same name for each if you wish.

Sat Oct 1, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

Watts Hill Pavilion (Foundry), 538 Foster St., Durham, NC, United States
Carve your own tile mold (scratch block) to be cast in iron during the 6th Annual Iron Pour in Durham Central Park on November 5th! You will receive 1 single 6” x 6” blank tile mold (a block of resin-bonded sand; “scratch block”) into which you can carve any shallow-relief design you so wish. On average the scratch blocks take about an hour to carve, depending on your design. There is no experience necessary, nor any need to bring your own safety gear. We will provide instruction, safety gear, tools, and materials in this workshop, after which you will leave your mold with the Liberty Arts team until the Iron Pour event on November 5th. Cost per individual is $50. Multiple scratch blocks will require multiple registrations, as we must keep track of each block. You can use the same name for each if you wish.

Mon Oct 3, 6:00 - 8:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
Studio time can be scheduled on an as needed basis. The instructor will be present during these periods and will provide instruction as requested during the period. Students will have access to then instructor’s soldering and buffing equipment as well as hand tools. Students are responsible for bringing their own metal to the studio. Then instructor will have a limited amount of non-ferrous metals, copper, brass, bronze, and sterling silver available for purchase.

Mon Oct 3, 6:00 - 9:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
The bangle is an iconic part of any woman’s jewelry collection. In this class you will learn how to make a bangle. The steps of the process, sizing, soldering, truing, forging, and polishing will be demonstrated and done alongside you. You will make two bangles, first in copper and then in sterling silver. We will be working in 6 gauge (.162”, 4.1mm dia) wire.

Tue Oct 4, 6:00 - 9:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
Introduction to Keum Boo, 3 hours, $150.00.

Sat Oct 8, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

Watts Hill Pavilion (Foundry), 538 Foster St., Durham, NC, United States
Carve your own tile mold (scratch block) to be cast in iron during the 6th Annual Iron Pour in Durham Central Park on November 5th! You will receive 1 single 6” x 6” blank tile mold (a block of resin-bonded sand; “scratch block”) into which you can carve any shallow-relief design you so wish. On average the scratch blocks take about an hour to carve, depending on your design. There is no experience necessary, nor any need to bring your own safety gear. We will provide instruction, safety gear, tools, and materials in this workshop, after which you will leave your mold with the Liberty Arts team until the Iron Pour event on November 5th. Cost per individual is $50. Multiple scratch blocks will require multiple registrations, as we must keep track of each block. You can use the same name for each if you wish.

Wed Oct 12, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
Make a Spinner, 3 hours, $150.00.

Thu Oct 13, 5:30 - 8:30 PM (EDT)

Watts Hill Pavilion (Foundry), 538 Foster St., Durham, NC, United States
Carve your own tile mold (scratch block) to be cast in iron during the 6th Annual Iron Pour in Durham Central Park on November 5th! You will receive 1 single 6” x 6” blank tile mold (a block of resin-bonded sand; “scratch block”) into which you can carve any shallow-relief design you so wish. On average the scratch blocks take about an hour to carve, depending on your design. There is no experience necessary, nor any need to bring your own safety gear. We will provide instruction, safety gear, tools, and materials in this workshop, after which you will leave your mold with the Liberty Arts team until the Iron Pour event on November 5th. Cost per individual is $50. Multiple scratch blocks will require multiple registrations, as we must keep track of each block. You can use the same name for each if you wish.

Thu Oct 13, 6:00 - 9:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
An oft overlooked part of the jeweler’s tool box is that of cold joinery. The most common forms are rivets and screws. This class will cover various rivet making techniques including flat head, flush, tube, and decorative rivets as well as how to make screws out of non-ferrous metals. The use of rivets as decoration will be covered.

Sat Oct 15, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)

Artisan Pipe Maker David S. Huber will teach you how to execute one of 4 primary processes used in the making of fine artisan pipes per session: Freehand Shaping and Drilling, Turning and Drilling a Straight Billiard, Making a Handmade Mouthpiece from Ebonite Rod, or Finishing Smooth and Sandblasted Pipes. While each session will begin with a detailed demonstration by David, the majority of each class will be a guided, hands-on experience. When registering, please indicate which process you'd like to learn.

Sat Oct 15, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

Watts Hill Pavilion (Foundry), 538 Foster St., Durham, NC, United States
Carve your own tile mold (scratch block) to be cast in iron during the 6th Annual Iron Pour in Durham Central Park on November 5th! You will receive 1 single 6” x 6” blank tile mold (a block of resin-bonded sand; “scratch block”) into which you can carve any shallow-relief design you so wish. On average the scratch blocks take about an hour to carve, depending on your design. There is no experience necessary, nor any need to bring your own safety gear. We will provide instruction, safety gear, tools, and materials in this workshop, after which you will leave your mold with the Liberty Arts team until the Iron Pour event on November 5th. Cost per individual is $50. Multiple scratch blocks will require multiple registrations, as we must keep track of each block. You can use the same name for each if you wish.

Tue Oct 18, 6:00 - 9:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
This class will provide the student with a basic introduction to soldering, texturing metal and making one and two band rings. Students will learn on copper ring blanks and then make two silver rings. At the end of the class, each student will have learned how to measure for a ring, how to texture metal, be introduced to soldering and finishing techniques, and form both a single and a two band ring.

Fri Oct 21, 6:00 - 9:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
You and your friend, spouse, partner, significant, others (pick a term) will spend three hours with Jim Cohen making jewelry. Choose from any of his classes or propose your idea. Jim will construct a special class for the two of you.

Mon Oct 24, 6:00 - 9:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
One of America’s great sculptors, Alexander Calder, made jewelry using little more than wire, a hammer and pliers. This class will introduce students to some of the techniques he used. Through this paced class students will learn some of the basics of forging: directional forming, making a taper, “flip” earrings, and the fibula, a one-piece of metal pin - the original safety pin.

Sat Oct 29, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

Watts Hill Pavilion (Foundry), 538 Foster St., Durham, NC, United States
Carve your own tile mold (scratch block) to be cast in iron during the 6th Annual Iron Pour in Durham Central Park on November 5th! You will receive 1 single 6” x 6” blank tile mold (a block of resin-bonded sand; “scratch block”) into which you can carve any shallow-relief design you so wish. On average the scratch blocks take about an hour to carve, depending on your design. There is no experience necessary, nor any need to bring your own safety gear. We will provide instruction, safety gear, tools, and materials in this workshop, after which you will leave your mold with the Liberty Arts team until the Iron Pour event on November 5th. Cost per individual is $50. Multiple scratch blocks will require multiple registrations, as we must keep track of each block. You can use the same name for each if you wish.

Tue Nov 1, 6:30 PM - Tue Dec 6, 9:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
Intro and Intermediate Wheel throwing. All levels of clay experience welcome!

Thu Nov 3, 6:30 PM - Thu Dec 15, 9:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
No class the week of Thanksgiving. Intro and Intermediate Wheel throwing. All levels of clay experience welcome!

Sat Nov 5, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

Watts Hill Pavilion (Foundry), 538 Foster St., Durham, NC, United States
Carve your own tile mold (scratch block) to be cast in iron during the 6th Annual Iron Pour in Durham Central Park on November 5th! You will receive 1 single 6” x 6” blank tile mold (a block of resin-bonded sand; “scratch block”) into which you can carve any shallow-relief design you so wish. On average the scratch blocks take about an hour to carve, depending on your design. There is no experience necessary, nor any need to bring your own safety gear. We will provide instruction, safety gear, tools, and materials in this workshop, after which you will leave your mold with the Liberty Arts team until the Iron Pour event on November 5th. Cost per individual is $50. Multiple scratch blocks will require multiple registrations, as we must keep track of each block. You can use the same name for each if you wish.

Sat Nov 5, 11:00 AM - Mon Dec 12, 9:00 PM (EDT)

Liberty Arts Studio, 918 Pearl St., Durham, NC, United States
6 week Open Studio Access Pass for non students! You will receive one bag of clay. All costs for glazing and firing are included in the price. You can purchase additional bags of clay at $30 a bag. Cost includes firing.

Wed Nov 9, 8:30 AM - Fri Nov 11, 4:30 PM (EST)

Receive detailed hands-on training from Artisan Briar Pipe Maker David S. Huber in this three day intensive. We'll cover every aspect of making an artisan briar pipe, including freehand shaping and drilling, turning a billiard, making a handmade mouthpiece from ebonite rod, and finishing smooth and sandblasted pipes. By booking this intensive, you'll save $150 when compared to booking all 4 sessions individually.

Sat Nov 19, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM (EST)

Artisan Pipe Maker David S. Huber will teach you how to execute one of 4 primary processes used in the making of fine artisan pipes per session: Freehand Shaping and Drilling, Turning and Drilling a Straight Billiard, Making a Handmade Mouthpiece from Ebonite Rod, or Finishing Smooth and Sandblasted Pipes. While each session will begin with a detailed demonstration by David, the majority of each class will be a guided, hands-on experience. When registering, please indicate which process you'd like to learn.

Wed Dec 7, 8:30 AM - Fri Dec 9, 4:30 PM (EST)

Receive detailed hands-on training from Artisan Briar Pipe Maker David S. Huber in this three day intensive. We'll cover every aspect of making an artisan briar pipe, including freehand shaping and drilling, turning a billiard, making a handmade mouthpiece from ebonite rod, and finishing smooth and sandblasted pipes. By booking this intensive, you'll save $150 when compared to booking all 4 sessions individually.

Sat Dec 17, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM (EST)

Artisan Pipe Maker David S. Huber will teach you how to execute one of 4 primary processes used in the making of fine artisan pipes per session: Freehand Shaping and Drilling, Turning and Drilling a Straight Billiard, Making a Handmade Mouthpiece from Ebonite Rod, or Finishing Smooth and Sandblasted Pipes. While each session will begin with a detailed demonstration by David, the majority of each class will be a guided, hands-on experience. When registering, please indicate which process you'd like to learn.