EVERYTHING NEW POTTERS WANT TO KNOW with JILL ROSS MELTZER, Sunday, July 24, 12:30-5:30 PM
Join us to augment your throwing skills as a beginning potter!
For CURRENT DCC STUDENTS ONLY!
This workshop is specifically tailored for DCC’s Beginners who want to boost their basic skills at the wheel. Under Jill’s unique teaching style and guidance, you’ll learn foolproof ways to center and pull straight, even, and taller walls. You’ll learn strategies to avoid wobbly rims and thick, bumpy floors, and, perhaps that most dreaded of all outcomes…..a total collapse. You’ll get tips on how to trim without going through your floor and how to make handles that won't fall off. We’ll also discuss books and videos most helpful to beginners. After attending this workshop, there’s no doubt you’ll be making pots with newfound control and confidence!
The workshop is 5 hours long and will include a slide presentation & hands-on demonstrations.
Enrollment is limited to 8 students to allow lots of individual attention.
*Level: Beginners — DCC Students Only
- Sunday, July 24, 12:30-5:30 PM
- Class cost includes 12 pounds of clay, all tools, and firing fees
- Pots will be bisque-fired and glazed during your regular class
- Students should bring a snack for during the day
- Limited to 8 students
IMPORTANT: Everyone entering District Clay must be vaccinated. You will be required to show your vax card or a photo of your card when you arrive at District Clay for your workshop. No entry without proof of vaccination and no refunds for failure to show card.
Current District Clay students and community artists can get a 10% discount by entering the code dccstudent or dccartist (for community artists) when you get to the payment screen. You must also fill in the boxes below to qualify for this discount.
About Jill Ross Meltzer:
Jill has taught beginning to advanced wheel throwing for nearly ten years at District Clay and other venues. She also inaugurated, with Liz Lockett and Jon Kerr, District Clay's popular online interactive class schedule in 2020.
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.