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WINTER: Basic Wheel with Margaret Schermerhorn, Saturdays, 10:00am



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, and 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: Margaret Schermerhorn
Instructor Bio: Margaret got her BFA in Craft and Materials Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University before heading off to South Korea for a year of teaching English at a ceramic art high school in the city of Icheon. When she returned to the US, she started work at City Clay growing her knowledge of clay and teaching exponentially. With a passion for wheel work and a love of symmetry one of Margaret's favorite things to do on clay is carved geometric designs.
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This 8-week class meets once a week and includes includes practice clay, an aprons, towels, a shelf supplies and projects.

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