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SUMMER 2024: Basic Wheel with Shari Jacobs, Thursdays 6:30pm



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! **Please note, this class will not meet on Thursday July 4th**


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 from 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 on pots we are to fire for you. Your are welcome to bring your own tools or buy new ones in our shop. Beginners may borrow some studio tools when available, all others are asked to have their own.
Instructor: Shari Jacobs
Instructor Bio: Originally from the Midwest, I have called central Virginia home for over 20 years. In 2022, I earned an MFA in ceramics from Hood College in Frederick, MD, and have since taught ceramics at Mary Baldwin University and Woodberry Forest School. In my own studio, I make functional, wheel-thrown porcelain and stoneware vessels intended for daily use. I enjoy the unique surface qualities created in the atmosphere of wood and soda-fired kilns coupled with the delicate quality of dramatic curves. Often ceramics are one or the other: rustic or refined. I like to think mine are both.
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This 8-week class meets once a week and includes includes practice clay, aprons, towels, a shelf supplies.

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