May 10 | wed | 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Student should have taken one clay class previously
Improve the quality of your glazing with this 2-hour class. Let “Doctor” Sam explain how to use the glazes in the studio. He will demystify stains and tell you how to read “between-the-lines” when looking at the glaze cross-blend wall. No subject will be too small as he will cover proper stirring and best waxing practices. All steps will be covered. Bring some bisqueware and your questions or practice on “orphaned” ware. Great for all levels of potters but students should have at least one pottery class under their belt.
Ceramics Studio Manager
Sam Dowd was born in Omaha, NE. Sam was introduced to art at an early age and by the seventh grade was enamored by the responsive qualities of clay and has pursued that medium to present day. In 2002, he earned his MFA in ceramics from Kansas State University, and in 1996, his BFA from the University of Nebraska Kearney. In addition to managing the ceramics, multi-purpose and silversmithing departments, Sam has also curated several ceramics shows, bringing together a variety of local, regional and national artists. He has exhibited regionally and nationally. Sam also co-owns a pottery business with his wife, Jenny, named Dowd House Studios. Its wares are sold in many regional art fairs and in local shops. While not pursuing art, Sam enjoys whitewater kayaking in summer, and cross country skiing in the winter. dowdhousestudios.com