CLASS : ADVANCED WHEEL : Developing Your Personal Ceramic Style (adult, 10 students, 10 weeks) $350
ADVANCED WHEEL : Developing Your Personal Ceramic Style with Jill Ross Meltzer
This class is for advanced students who are looking to take the next step and create a coherent and well designed body of work.
Students in this class will learn how to develop their own personal style and voice as a maker through one on one meetings with instructor and dialogue with their class peers (small scale crits). Demonstrations of advanced techniques will be given upon request. Presentations of contemporary and historical ceramics will be given throughout the class to use as reference points for student's own work.
Students must have experience working with clay for at least a year before taking this class. The class is designed to meet the student where they are and challenge them further to identify and execute the work the student wants to make. Be ready to engage in a rich ten-week discussion centered around all things clay. Sketchbooks highly recommended!
SPECIAL NOTE: This is a small format class - max of 10 students for more intensive instruction - with specific start and stop dates.
Includes 25 lbs clay, all tools, one personal 12" x 36" shelf, glazes, oxide washes and bisque and glaze firings. Students who use large amounts of clay may incur additional firing charges.
*JILL ROSS MELTZER ("Beyond the Wheel") will take over this class for the Winter session while Sam is on a break. Jill has taught beginning to advanced wheel throwing for over seven years.
Jill’s primary interest is in making functional one-of-a-kind serving pieces with a decided bent towards the decorative. Harmonizing the demands of utility with those of imparting some measure of magic to everyday things is a challenge she finds inspiring.
SAMANTHA BRIEGEL (is taking a break for the Winter/Spring terms(
A former District Clay Resident Artist, Samantha Briegel received her MFA in ceramics from Ohio University and her BFA in three-dimensional arts from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. She received her post BACC from the University of Montana at Missoula. She has interned at the Archie Bray Foundation.