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Instructor: Jane Dillon
Price: $350.00
Dates: 04/12 – 05/31
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm (3 hours)
Class Days: Wednesdays
Number of Classes: 8
No Class On: 03/24/17
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 potters 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. 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: Jane Dillon:
Jane Dillon is a teacher, potter, and designer from Providence. After graduating from RISD, she apprenticed in San Francisco, then went on to grad school in Boulder, building a traditional 50 foot long anagama wood kiln on the way. She headed the ceramic program at the Appalachian Center for Crafts, bringing in artists to collaborate in new genres. Over the years she has taught students from age 6 to 90, from Mendocino, California to Cortona, Italy. Jane loves studio collaboration and continues to be inspired by the Steel Yard.