Intermediate Throwing Workshop
Apr 29 - 30 | sat + sun | 9:30AM - 4:30PM
Refine your throwing skills while learning advanced techniques in this intermediate throwing class. While revisiting basic techniques, expand your throwing skills to include lids, plates, altered pots, throwing larger forms, and throwing in production. Glazing won’t be covered in this class. Bring your questions and ideas, this is the place to troubleshoot and expand your horizons!
Your class fee provides one bag of clay and bisque firing.
Tom has studied and received degrees from Chaffey College, Orange Coast College, California State University Long Beach and Northern Arizona University. He is one of the new generation potters combining commercial training with a formal education in Fine Art. The result is an expansive body of work with personality destined to be treasured. Tom's blog Thomas (or “Biv” as his friends know him) has been involved with clay in one way another since the seventh grade. Although he often pursued other passions in life, the pottery and clay world captivated him. Along the journey, Biv credits school and his professional experience as a factory potter and designer for polishing his attitude toward ceramics. The list of influences is endless; however there are a few that cannot go without mention: John Rothrock from Edison High School in Huntington Beach, Ca. Don Jennings and Larry Wasserman at Orange Coast College, Larry Thomson and the crew from “The Studio Pottery” in Whittier, Ca. and Crispin Gonzales from Chaffey College. Thomas adheres to the belief that it’s not where you’ve been but where you’re at that matters. Working with Mr. Tom Schumacher, getting to know the students at Yavapai College, and a wonderful relationship with his wife and daughter have put him in a special place. Asked to describe himself and his work, Tom said,”I’d rather let the work speak for itself.”