Come Play in Clay!!!

Welcome to my studio​
 
~I can accommodate 2-3 students in a given class...I want you each to have plenty of opportunity to watch and learn as well as have hands on time.
 
~We will do the class in 3 sessions so you can throw the piece(s), then trim them and finally glaze them. I can also do the trimming for you if you prefer. I allow 4-5 hours for the first session for plenty of time to create!!
 
~Gather a few friends for a few nights out...wine usually involved!
 
~Great for mother/daughter time or perhaps a birthday party for you and your BFF!

 

 

 

Centering
Centering

To start we 'cone up' the clay, then press it down so the clay particles are aligned and 'centered'...no wobble!

Opening the clay
Opening the clay

Satisfaction!
Satisfaction!

The pot is finished for now and will be cut off the bat on the wheelhead with a wire and set to dry.

Centering
Centering

To start we 'cone up' the clay, then press it down so the clay particles are aligned and 'centered'...no wobble!

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The Basics
 
 
~Wedging
~Centering
~Connecting
~Approaching the clay slowly
~Connecting
 

 

Carol starting to pull a cylinder
Carol starting to pull a cylinder

Starting to shape a bowl
Starting to shape a bowl

Carol starting to pull a cylinder
Carol starting to pull a cylinder

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Carol
 
~This is her first time throwing, and she has never done anything like it before...but she was a fantastic student!
 
~See how she has her elbows on her knees? Connecting! And her thumb is reaching out to touch the other hand? Connecting! It helps you to stay steady and not wobble, keeping the clay centered and symmetric as you work.
 
~She made a lovely bowl that was symmetric...a very challenging feat on the first go at it...in a blue-purple glaze perfect for her Thanksgiving table!