Clay can be manipulated into all sorts of shapes by pinching, coiling, connecting slabs, carving, stamping, extruding,and being thrown on the potter’s wheel. From bowls to animals to tiles, the sky’s the limit. Come and learn about the properties of clay by first exploring the basics of hand-building, and then focus on creating wheel thrown pieces, learning to wedge, center, open and shape forms. Students will be encouraged to combine techniques using what they have learned about construction to facilitate the completion of designs that they imagine. This class is perfect for students who have worked in ceramics before, or beginner students just starting their adventure with clay. Students with prior wheel throwing experience will be encouraged to develop a unique body of work which reflects their own interests and skills. Using the natural environment of the park as our inspiration, an assortment of wheel-thrown and decorated projects will be completed by each student and fired in the electric kiln.
*This workshop runs from 9:00am-3:00pm each day.