Class Description: This class is designed for all levels, whether you're new to clay or have previous experience. Students will learn the basics of the potter's wheel, as well as the basics for handbuilding. Surface decorating techniques will include carving, slip painting, and glaze combining. Demonstrations and visual inspiration will be presented weekly. Group discussion and individual feedback will be provided. Bring your own ideas, or work along with the class with weekly projects.
Section I: Monday 10:00 - 1:00 pm | April 3 - June 12
10 Weeks | Instructor: Janice Strawder | $320
Section II: Thursday 6:30 - 9:30 pm | March 30 - June 1
10 Weeks | Instructor: Nathan Willever | $320
*materials not included, clay available for purchase includes open studio*
About the Instructors:
Janice received her MFA in Ceramics from Louisiana State University, and her BFA from Wichita State University, Kansas. She spent three years as Artist-in-Residence at the Florida Gulf Coast Art Center in Bellaire, Florida, then moved to Philadelphia in 1994 for an Artist Residency at The Clay Studio, where she continues to teach. Janice has been instrumental in bringing national ceramic exhibits to the greater Philadelphia area, and has worked as curator and special projects coordinator for several national ceramic exhibitions and conferences. Janice is currently an instructor at The Clay Studio's School.
Nathan Willever was raised in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Maine College of Art, in Portland, Maine. He has taught numerous classes and workshops on functional pottery at institutions such as The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, PA, Ox-Bow School of Art in Saugatuck, Michigan and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, ME. Nathan is currently a long term Resident and Zeldin Fellow at The Clay Studio.