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Instructor: Fredric Gorman
Price: $350.00
Dates: 09/18 – 11/13
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm (3 hours)
Class Days: Mondays
Number of Classes: 8
No Class On: 10/09/17
Come get down and dirty while learning to make functional and sculptural forms on the potter's wheel! In this course, students will learn how to use the potter's wheel to create cups, bowls, plates, vases, and pouring vessels. Students will practice throwing, trimming, making handles and spouts, and finishing and firing their pieces. Students will experience clay both as a functional building material and as an expressive medium. Color and texture will be explored through a variety of slips and glazes. The instructor will lead demonstrations in slip work with scraffito, mishima, and stamping techniques, in pouring, dipping, and brushing on glazes. Each week, a new technique will be demonstrated, and a new artist's artwork will be presented to ignite your imagination! No previous ceramics experience necessary—this class is open to all levels. Students will receive a complimentary 25 pound bag of cone 6 clay, but may need to purchase additional materials for their personal projects. All other materials and tools will be provided. Enrollment in this course includes additional access to one monitored Open Studio session per week; either on Thursday afternoons from 3:00pm – 6:00pm, Friday evenings from 5:00pm - 8:00pm, or Sunday evenings from 5:00pm - 8:00pm.
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Instructor Info: Fredric Gorman:
Originally a native of Rhode Island, Fredric Gorman studied 2D Fine Arts at RISD and Massachusetts College of Art and Design. The past 25 years he has wandered the US and Europe. He spent many years in Amsterdam working as a visual effects designer for a Dutch broadcasting company. After a long creative journey he recently returned to Rhode Island to do a ceramics residency at the Steel Yard. He was previously the Steel Yard's Ceramics Residency Coordinator and now teaches at The Steel Yard and is a studio potter.
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