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SPRING 2024: Basic Wheel with Jon Yager - Thursdays, 1:00

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 kilns, 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.
Instructor: Jon Yager
Instructor Bio: In our college art studio, I helped put on a weekend workshop by a Japanese potter. That weekend changed the course of my life. I never really intended to become a potter. I just couldn?t help it. The magic drew me on. I went through a traditional Japanese apprenticeship here in the U.S., fired in a three chamber wood kiln, bought acreage in Maine, cleared land and built buildings, made my own wheel, built wood and gas kilns, made my kiln shelves and posts, mixed my own clay and glazes. Pottery is the interplay of skill, nature and chance. And the goal is all along the path. No matter where you are in the journey, the rewards abound.
This 10-week class meets once a week and includes aprons, towels, and a shelf for your supplies and projects.

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.