Online Handbuilding with Jill: NESTING BOWLS. Thur, 7-9 pm, 4 two hour sessions, 1/21-2/11
This class will focus on creating a set of 3 nesting bowls using soft slab techniques and hand-cut templates. We’ll explore ideas on how to design a cohesive set from pots that were made separately and in varying sizes. (Hint: there’s more than one answer!) We’ll also consider how surface treatment and glazing techniques can help to create a sense of unity. We'll discuss how to determine the proportions for each bowl so they'll nest nicely.
With these techniques under your belt, you are on your way to making duplicates of many shapes and sizes. Think entire table settings.
This class is intended to be very interactive. Students will have time to work during each class, ask questions, and share their creations. Between classes, students will have access to our own private website to post images of what they’re working on, share comments and ideas, and ask questions of the instructor. Classes are recorded each week, and sent to students to re-watch at their own pace.
Special note for beginning students: if you are new to clay and have not used ceramic glazes, you will need to sign up for a one hour socially distanced glaze training session ($20) at District Clay. This will be held near the end of your four week session.
Details: Four sessions, 2 hours each, Thur, 7-9 pm, $160, max 12 students, 1/21-2/11.
You Supply: Piece of canvas or old sheet, paring knife or Exacto knife, old credit card or door key card, rolling pin (you can cover with a sock or sleeve to keep it clean), small piece of sponge, newspaper, plastic trash bag, 2 yard sticks or dowels approximately 3/8ths thick.
Nice to have: Swiffer wet cloths for floor duster to keep floors clean plus a small to medium art brush or small foam crafting brush.
District Clay Supplies: 12 lbs of stoneware clay plus bisque and glaze firing.
Zoom and Pick Up Details:
We will leave clay for students that need it on shelves just inside our entry (side) door. You can pick up your bag of clay and go.
Prior to your first class, District Clay will send you instructions for making simple tools and setting up your work area and how to sign into Zoom. (You will need to create a Zoom account if you do not have one.)
We will also send you instructions for dropping off work to be fired, glazing at District Clay and picking up work.
Jill has taught beginning to advanced wheel throwing for over seven 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 has attended many workshops around the country. In her previous life, Jill was a practicing attorney in DC.
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.
jrossmeltzer (at) gmail (dot) com.