Continuing Education

Damian Grava

Damian Grava

Damian Grava was formally trained in ceramics at Keene State College in New Hampshire.  With a background in geology, Damian makes vapor-fired pottery exploring the relationship of ceramic materials, processes and form.  Ancient wood-fired pottery has been his greatest inspiration leading him down a path influenced by old traditions.  Upon moving to Seattle in 2003 Damian apprenticed with clay artist Matt Patton for 3 years, was a resident artist at Pottery Northwest for 5 years and worked at multiple wood fire kilns.  In 2005 he began teaching classes at Pottery Northwest and Seward Park Clay Studio, furthering his research of soda fire pottery while working as a studio technician.  Damian started the Redmond Clay Studio in 2009 where he is currently the director, instructor and curator of ceramic art shows.  He continues to make pots in his home studio and shows in galleries and museums locally and nationally.

Courses Taught

Beginning Ceramics

Transform a lump of clay into a piece of art! Using the basic wheel throwing and hand-building methods, you will learn to create cups, bowls, boxes and more with aplomb. Individualized instruction and demonstrations of the technical underpinnings will give you a strong foundation in the ceramic arts. Click here for supply list.

Price includes lab fee and 4 hours of open studio time. Additional open studio time can be purchased by enrolling in the Ceramics Open Studio class.

Learn about the NSC Ceramics Department's efforts to be more sustainable by visiting the CE blog.

Students who take this class are invited to participate in our Summer CE Student Art Show. Learn more here.

Watch as Liz offers a demonstration on how to center clay in this short video.

General Course Outline

Sections

Tu 6pm–9pm Jan 9Mar 13 (10 sessions) $249.00
On Campus: AS Bldg, Room 1630 (Main Campus, Map)
9600 College Way North Seattle WA 98103
Instructor: Liz Duarte
This class is already in session. Please call or email the Continuing Education office for possible late registration.
Winter Quarter
We 6pm–9pm Jan 10Mar 14 (10 sessions) $249.00
On Campus: AS Bldg, Room 1630 (Main Campus, Map)
9600 College Way North Seattle WA 98103
Instructor: Damian Grava
This class is already in session. Please call or email the Continuing Education office for possible late registration.
Winter Quarter