THROWING PERFECT PLANTERS with JENNY BEECH, Sun, 11/21/21, 5-8 PM
Join us to give your houseplants some love with homemade planters!
In this 3-hour workshop with Jenny Beech, you will learn the instructor's techniques for throwing and trimming medium-sized planter with an attached base.
Students will learn step-by-step how to properly shape a rounded planter-form using tools, tips, and tricks that Jenny utilizes in her own studio practice! Jenny will demonstrate throwing a double-walled form on the pottery wheel to create a planter with the saucer attached. These planters are perfect for tabletop display or hanging, as the attached saucer serves to catch any extra water for happy, well-drained plants!
At the end of the workshop, you will have your own handmade planter that's ready to pot!
*Note: Students should be comfortable throwing 3 lbs of clay on the wheel*
IMPORTANT: Everyone entering District Clay must be vaccinated. In order to take this workshop, you will need to upload your vaccination card - a link will be sent with your email receipt. You will not be registered for this workshop until your card is uploaded. Please indicate your status below. For more information, please go here.
- Sunday, November 21, 2021, 5PM - 8 PM
- Students should be comfortable throwing 3 lbs of clay on the wheel
- Cost includes 12 lbs stoneware clay, instruction, and firing fees. (macrame/hangers not included)
- District Clay will bisque fire your pieces and you can pick them up approximately 2 weeks after the workshop.
About Jenny Beech:
Jenny fell in love with clay as a high school student in Silver Spring, MD, and as a teenager decided that she wanted to pursue ceramics as a career. She went on to graduate from Towson University with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts, Ceramics concentration. While at Towson, she exhibited her work twice in the annual juried student show, winning awards for her pottery on both occasions. Her work has appeared in shows at Baltimore Clayworks, Mugi Studio, Supermud Pottery, and Clay Arts Las Vegas.
Since her graduation from Towson, Jenny has worked at several studios and after-school programs, teaching ceramics to both children and adults. In 2019, she moved to NYC to pursue her career in clay, and started teaching at three studios around Manhattan.
During that time, Jenny discovered a passion for teaching the potter's wheel, and grew profoundly as an artist and an educator. Connecting with students over clay is one of her joys in life, and she is so excited to be teaching at District Clay!