In this advanced class students will explore functional ceramics and their relationship to objects that pour. This class will be taught by Todd Pletcher! Students will learn to expand their wheel throwing and altering skills by creating interesting and voluminous forms to add spouts and handles to. Todd will focus on throwing larger amounts of clay, more advanced shaping techniques, and creating spouts (both pulled off the vessel and attached spouts). Students will also focus on improving their handle making skills during this class. Students will create properly functioning pouring vessels such as: teapots, pitchers, oil pourers, and batter bowls. Instructors and students will focus on clay body choice and the proper treatment and finishing of pieces.
The class fee is $325 which includes 1 bag of clay, glazing and firing fees, and use of all tools and equipment at Clay By The Bay! Classes are online through Zoom during a set time each week with 2 hours of instruction. You are then able to come into the studio for Open Studio Hours to practice what you learned online! Each student will receive their own shelf and have access to Open Studio Hours. This access is unlimited during the 6-week course.
- A 25-lb bags of clay
- Firing/baking of your pottery
- Use of studio machinery, tools and equipment
- 18"x14"x15" personal shelf storage space at CBTB
- Access to Open Studio Hours (Monday-Sunday 10 AM-6 PM). This access is unlimited during the 6-week course!
- Online class sessions- time to tune in, meet new people, and ask your instructor questions while being entertained! Watch your instructor create and discuss making more advanced pieces on the wheel.
Projects include: Teapots, pitchers, oil pourers, creamers, batter bowls, + more!
Suggested prerequisite: Intro to Pottery Wheel & Clay (1-3 times), Next Step (1-3 times).
- Q: Can I make up a class?
- A: Yes! All classes will be recorded to watch at a later date/time if you happen to miss the class.
- Q: When are Open Studio Hours?
- A: Monday-Sunday 10 AM-6 PM. Hours are subject to change during workshop days, but 7 days notice will be given to students.
- Q: Can I ask questions during the Zoom class?
- A: Of course! Part of the reason why we're using Zoom is so we can interact with one another and the instructor.
- Have more questions? Not a problem! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org