2771 Old Erie Pike, West Decatur, PA 16866, Lavaclay Studios
April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, June 4, 11, 18
MONDAYS 2-5 PM
Lynn Anne Verbeck, Instructor
“He to whom Nature begins to reveal her open secret will feel an irresistible yearning for her most worthy interpreter, Art.” Goethe
Goals of this Course
This class will introduce beginners to the fundamental techniques of wedging, centering and opening up the clay, pulling up the walls of a cylinder, cutting the pot off the wheel head, trimming and glazing. More advanced students will learn how to pull and attach a handle, and make a fitted lid for a jar. We will also throw all the components of a teapot and assemble the parts. All levels will focus on throwing techniques while learning to be aware of aesthetics; form, texture, negative space and color are all vital to our process. We will finish our time together by glazing and firing our pots! Individual instruction will be given during each class to fit each student’s needs.
Required supplies for class:
*25 lb. of clay, $15. *Additional clay may be purchased in class as needed.
*Supplied Tools: Bucket, sponge, pin tool, fettling knife, rib, wooden trim tool,
trimming tools, wire tool,
*Sketchbook (or paper and pencil)
Susan Peterson’s The Craft and Art of Clay