All workshops scheduled for 2020 have been cancelled due to COVID-19. Please check back in the early fall for the 2021 offerings.
Clay can be manipulated into all sorts of shapes by pinching, coiling, connecting slabs, carving, stamping, extruding,and being thrown on the potter's wheel. From bowls to animals to tiles, the sky's the limit. Come and learn about the properties of clay by first exploring the basics of hand-building, and then focus on creating wheel thrown pieces, learning to wedge, center, open and shape forms. Students will be encouraged to combine techniques using what they have learned about construction to facilitate the completion of designs that they imagine. This class is perfect for students who have worked in ceramics before, or beginner students just starting their adventure with clay. Students with prior wheel throwing experience will be encouraged to develop a unique body of work which reflects their own interests and skills. Using the natural environment of the park as our inspiration, an assortment of wheel-thrown and decorated projects will be completed by each student and fired in the electric kiln.
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Bonnie Hull is a local potter from Sandyston, NJ who holds a BFA in Ceramics from SUNY New Paltz and a degree in Occupational Therapy from the Orange County Community College. She has worked with students of all ages, having taught and demonstrated numerous times at schools as a representative for Peters Valley.
Studio/Materials Fee: $60
This workshop runs from 9am to 3pm each day