Instructor: Myung Ahn
January 7 – February 13, 2020 (Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6pm-8pm)
The Potter’s Wheel is a quintessential tool in the history of ceramics. It is a beautiful thing to operate and even simply watching a potter on the wheel can be meditative and relaxing. A skilled potter makes the process look effortless, but the reality is the potter’s wheel is a very difficult thing to master. This six-week course is designed for beginning and intermediate wheel throwers, no experience is necessary. Students will develop strong foundational techniques of centering, pulling and shaping clay on the potter’s wheel that will improve even an experienced wheel thrower’s abilities.
The class will also cover trimming and decorating on the wheel, and students will have both reduction and oxidation firing options for their work. If you have ever been interested in the wheel, have tried it and would like to get back into the practice, or would like to improve your skills, this is a great class for you.
Tuesday classes will be demonstration and project introduction time. Thursday classes will be more open studio style student work time with some guidance from the teacher. There will also be Open Studio time available to students on Sundays, 11am to 1pm, with no teacher guidance.