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Ceramics II: Lids, Spouts, Handles, Jars, and Teapots
Instructor: Jane Dillon
Price: $285.00
Dates: 09/21 – 10/26
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm (3 hours)
Class Days: Thursdays
Number of Classes: 6
No Class On: 01/01/17
Take your pots to the next level! This class will explore wheel throwing and hand building with multiple parts, learning how to attach handles, to fit lids, and to make a spout that pours to perfection. Hone your throwing skills and get ready for the holidays by creating an assortment of fabulous gifts! 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! This class is appropriate for any student who has previously taken an introductory level ceramics class. 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: 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.