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WINTER: Basic Wheel with Patrick Gibson, Fridays, 9:30am



Students will learn basic wheel skills while making lots of funny mistakes and big messes, there's no way around it. So come make bowls, cups, and vases, from start to finish, and don't forget to bring a sense of humor. It's just mud, which, through a bit of alchemy you will turn into something useful, cute, beautiful, or hilarious. So fun!


Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Basic wheel classes are for learning the process of throwing pots on an electric wheel. From wedging clay, centering, pulling walls, shaping, trimming, to decorating and glazing, you will gradually develop the skills you need to make food safe pottery you can use.
Materials Included: The class fee includes aprons, towels, a shelf for your clay and supplies.
Requirements: To protect our kiln clay must be purchased form our shop. We have our own studio glazes for you to use, and we have a wide variety of commercials glazes available. We do not allow any other glazes or underglazes to be used in our kilns. Your are welcome to bring your own tools or buy new ones in our shop. Beginners may borrow some studio tools, all others are asked to have their own.
Instructor: Patrick Gibson
Instructor Bio: My focus is on creating ceramics to enhance our everyday rituals. I create work in stoneware, primarily thrown on the potter's wheel, seeking to strike a balance between durability and aesthetics. I favor clean lines with minimal surface design and use simple glaze combinations to enhance the forms. Handles and rims enhance functionality by being pleasing to hold and drink from yet they are durable enough to stand up to daily use.
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This 10-week class meets once a week and includes includes practice clay, an aprons, towels, a shelf supplies and projects as well as Open Studio time during business and class hours. Some restrictions apply. The fee does not include th

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