More Throwing & Decorating with Team Dowd
Oct 22 - Dec 17 | tue | 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Your class fee provides one bag of clay, firing, glazing and open studio in the duration of the class. Additional clay $15 to $20 per bag.
In this 9-week comprehensive intermediate class, co-teachers Sam and Jenny Dowd will cover everything from throwing successful forms on the potters wheel to getting predictable and interesting results from slip and glaze decoration. There will be fun couple’s banter as well as serious discussions about selling your pottery and aesthetics. Students will help decide the course direction through forms and subjects that they are interested in.
Jenny Dowd is an artist interested in objects that are collected, the motivation behind collecting and the interaction of these objects. Primarily working in clay, she creates objects for table, wall and floor surfaces as well as installations designed to interact with their space and each other. Sculpture, drawing and utilitarian pottery are part of Jenny’s quirky conversations where her relentless questions stem from science, daily oddities and observations. Jenny grew up in Kansas where she found inspiration from epic road trips, constant reading and creative, inventive parents. After attending Kansas State University where she studied ceramics, she completed an MFA in Ceramics with a minor in Fibers at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Jenny has taught and shown her art across the country, currently she teaches at the Art Association of Jackson Hole and Central Wyoming College. Jenny lives and works in her home studio in Alpine, Wyoming. http://www.jennydowd.com/
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. He earned a BFA from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and an MFA in ceramics from Kansas State University. Sam moved to Jackson in 2007 to manage the ceramics department. Sam has also curated several ceramics shows, bringing together a variety of local, regional and national artists. He has exhibited regionally and nationally. Sam co-owns a pottery business with his wife, Jenny, named Dowd House Studios. Its wares are sold locally and in regional art fairs. While not pursuing art, Sam enjoys whitewater kayaking in summer, cross country skiing in the winter, and watching "B" movies year-round with his wife and their cat Merlin. https://www.dowdhousestudios.com/