During this weekend workshop you will be guided through the fundamentals of using the potter's wheel to create a variety of functional pieces. Demonstrations and hands-on practice will give you confidence with techniques like wedging, centering, thinning walls, giving form/volume and trimming. "Tricks" for throwing and trimming, such as tap-centering, will be introduced to help you be efficient, productive and successful with your time in the studio. Using examples of finished pieces we will discuss technical and design issues, solutions and inspirations. Throughout the course of the workshop we will discuss clay types, glaze and surface tratments and firing methods. No propr experience is required; however, this class will benefit those with intermediate experience. Beginner.
Tuition: $335 (lunch is included) Studio/Materials Fee: $40 Registration Fee: $30* (listed as "shipping" in cart) *Members use coupon code WAIVEFEE at check-out
Tyler Gulden has been a studio potter for 25 years. Related activities include two decades of teaching ceramics at colleges and community-based institutions, kiln building, arts administration and arts advocacy. His functional porcelain and stoneware pieces are fired in wood and soda kilns and can be found in shops and exhibitions around the country. www.tylergulden.com