Beginning Throwing PLUS
6-week class. One throwing class taken previously.
Jun 07 - Jul 12 | wed | 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Student should have taken one clay class previously
Sept 7 - Oct 12: TENLEY THOMPSON
Oct 25 - Dec 6: GREG MEYERS
You've taken beginning throwing, participated in open studio, now what?
Learn skills on the pottery wheel that will make you the pottery all-star in your circle of friends. While revisiting basic techniques, expand your throwing skills to include lids, plates, altered pots, throwing in production, and larger forms. Glazing will include a talk on the mysteries of Shino and also applying glaze so you get more predictable results. Bring your questions and ideas, this is the place to troubleshoot and expand your horizons!
Your class fee provides one bag of clay, firing, glazing and open studio in the duration of the class.
I was born and raised in the suburbs west of Philadelphia. As a kid I watched the sprawling population occupy the country, turning farms into strip malls and developments. I always sought refuge in whatever undisturbed forests I could find, splashing in creeks, picking wild raspberries, and discovering the myriad of creatures in the forest and under rocks. I never cared much for the classroom and struggled through grade school, although wildly excelling in art class and at recess! Once I was released from high school, I headed north to attend Marlboro College in southern Vermont. Avoiding math and science, I focused on pottery and other studio art courses. Exploring other outlets off campus for my curiosity of adventure, I developed a true love for whitewater kayaking and snowboarding. My love of nature grew into a true passion for horticulture and an endless fascination for the natural cycles of growing my own food. After college, the search for true wilderness and powder snow led me to the Rocky Mountains! Gathering inspiration from the endless beauty of the Teton wilderness, I am focusing on creating functional pottery to enhance everyday living and eating.
Tenley Thompson is a ceramic and textile artist, photographer and owner of Jumping Jackalope Studios. She teaches throwing, handbuilding and photography classes at the Art Association. Tenley’s work focuses on the wonders of the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem and its inhabitants. Her background as a wildlife biologist inspires her depictions of the wildlife and landscapes of our valley.
Tenley loves to bring new artists into the ceramics studio and feels strongly that anyone can learn to throw and handbuild in clay. It’s an ideal art form for everyone to learn and you can use the results in your own kitchen and home.Tenley's website