I discovered pottery in high school in 1973 and managed the City of Orlando's Pottery Studios for 27 years. I've had the opportunity to spend time with so many great clay teachers over the course of 37 years. I feel the only way you can expand your abilities is to expose yourself to as many instructors as possible. I am grateful to be able to share all this information that I have acquired throughout time. It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or you are an experienced clay maker, you'll always learn something new by taking a class.
I will be having 2 hand building classes one on Wednesday mornings, afternoon and evening classes are available. The wheel throwing classes will also have a Thursday morning and a new evening class. *Open Studio will be available on those two days during regular class time hours.
I look forward to seeing all my regular students and meeting new people to share my clay making experiences.
*There's an extra charge for Open Studio.
Head Pot Planter from the June Workshop.
Hand Building Classes
I'm excited to introduce the projects for my upcoming sessions. My classes are structured, I walk you through each part of the process. This insures your success and a happy clay making experience. You will leave the session with a nicely finish piece and information that you can add to your tool box for all your future clay projects.
The sessions are once a week for four weeks. Each class is two hours long. Call in advance to secure your space: 352-728-3933
Hand Building a Spirit Mask & Nature Trivets
I'm keeping it fun and simple in my new class session. We'll be creating a textured slab made of white earthenware clay to make a cool spirit mask. A nice addition of art that you can hang on your patio. We'll be using different decorating techniques and under glazes to emblish our surfaces. We will also make a set of two trivet dishes that are slab built and decorated with plant life from the garden. Easy Peasy! All materials and firing is included in the three week session.
Wednesdays, August 14, 21, & 28
10:30am-12:30pm or 6pm-8pm.
Class size limited to 8.
Wheel Throwing Classes
This class is designed to focus on specific forms that will help you advance your skills. When you master the wheel thrown cylinder you can begin to use other techniques to make beautiful pottery pieces. There will be demonstrations and one on one instruction. The sessions are once a week for four weeks. Each class is three hours long. Students will work at their own pace and skill level. Call in advance to secure your space: 352-728-3933
Thursdays, August 15, 22, 29, & September 5th.
10:30am-12:30pm or 6pm-9pm.
Class size is limited to 4.
Additional studio work time is available on regularly scheduled class days. I will be present but, there will be no instruction included. You will have 24 hours of additional studio time to use to practice wheel throwing or completing a project. If you do not use the time you will loose it.
Lessons are available with arrangements made in advance.
Clay, Firing & Materials
All materials and firing fees are included for the regularly scheduled sessions. Additional clay can be purchased for $20 per 25 lb. bags (excluding porcelain). Tools, under glazes and firing fees will be assessed for any additional projects or supplies needed during open studio time.
Registration & Class Attendance Policies
Call to reserve your class in advance. Your payment can be made over the phone or by check if received within three business days of registration. Space is limited and can fill up quickly. You may cancel with a full refund if you do so a week prior to the classes starting. If you miss a class you must make arrangements to come to another class the same week or make arrangements with the instructor for an additional fee. I appreciate you attending my classes and want to make it a pleasurable experience. Thanks!