INTERMEDIATE WHEEL: Beyond the Basics - Secrets to Making Amazing Pots with Jill Ross Meltzer
This class will boost your confidence as you gain new throwing skills and learn specialized techniques that will take your pots to a new level. You will learn how to eliminate heavy bottoms, uneven walls, wobbly rims, drooping handles and ill-fitting lids. Then you’ll alter pots by ovaling, stacking, darting and faceting. Along the way, the class will explore a variety of forms such as mugs, bowls, platters, casseroles, vases, pitchers, jars and more.
And, be ready to learn some special decorative techniques that will take your work to new levels—underglazing, slip trailing, sgraffito, inlay, wax resist, stamping, stenciling, water etching, monoprinting, marbeling, glaze on glaze, and colored clay.
There will be weekly demos and lots of one on one attention! Questions are required.
SPECIAL NOTE: This is a 3 1/2 hour intermediate skills level* wheel class. This is a small format class - max of nine students for more intensive instruction. 25 lbs clay, glazes, tools and firing included.
*Students should be able to throw a 4" cylinder.
JILL ROSS MELTZER
A District Clay Center Studio Artist, Jill has taught Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced wheel throwing classes for many years. Before moving to DC, she was an Associate at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia and a professional member of the Potters Guild in Wallingford, PA. Jill graduated with a degree in Ceramics from The George Washington University/Corcoran School of Art and, over the years, has attended many clay workshops around the country. In her previous life, Jill was a practicing attorney in DC.