Instructor: Kelly Shaw
For Adults (teens over 14 will be considered)
Wednesdays from 5:30PM – 7:30PM
8 sessions starting January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6
About this class:
Wheel Throwing II: A Class featuring Cups and Saucers, Making Stamps, Cutting Facets and Surface Techniques with Slip.
Intro to Wheel Throwing II: A Class featuring centering and working with 3 or more lbs of clay, throwing plates and platters, creating thrown lidded forms, and stenciling slip designs.
Intro to Wheel Throwing II offers students an opportunity to build upon wheel throwing fundamentals and explore new forms and techniques. This eight-week class features instructor demonstrations, hands-on learning and available Open Studio time outside of regular scheduled classes. Demonstrations will begin with techniques for centering 3+ lbs. of clay and throwing larger forms including plates, platters and pie dishes. The class will then explore lidded forms and a surface decorating technique using slip and paper stencils. This class is suitable for a variety of skill levels, however previous experience with Wheel Throwing I or equivalent is recommended.
Demonstrations will include: Throwing Larger Forms, Plates/Platters/Pie Dishes, Making Lids, and Newsprint Stencils
Here is the basic week to week schedule students will follow during throughout this class
Week 1: Centering 3+ lbs. and throwing larger forms.
Week 2: Throwing and trimming plate/platter/pie dish forms.
Week 3: Making lids on the wheel part 1.
Week 4: Making lids on the wheel part 2.
Week 5: Using newsprint stencils for slip decoration.
Week 6: Demos by request.
Week 7: Glazing – glaze trail demonstration
Week 8: Glazing
This class is best suited for those who have basic wheel throwing skills and feel comfortable wedging, centering and throwing small to medium sized cylinders. (Equivalent to The Dairy Barn Intro to Wheel Throwing I class.) If you have any questions about the content of this class, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The materials fee is included in the total price and provides participants with unlimited clay, glaze, and firing. The clay used will be a white, high fire, stoneware. Almost all glazes are food safe.
Being enrolled in this course also entitles participants to studio time outside of class at no additional cost. For more information about Artists in the Studios including a monthly schedule of when the studio is available, CLICK HERE