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Workshops for Artists

17-SP-WK03 Let's Make! Intro to Wheel ThrowingFull, Waitlist Available
Instructor: T B A
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 40.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM (4/8/17 - 4/8/17)
Enjoy a relaxing, creative afternoon playing on the potter's wheel. Explore the basics of centering clay and throwing bowls and cylinders on the wheel.  More experienced participants will be guided individually by the instructor depending on your interests and level. Lead by an experienced instructor, these fun and informative workshops are designed for those who are curious about clay or want to further their skills without the commitment of a class. Clay, tools and firing/ processing are included. Bring your friends and wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Pre-registration is recommended. Please contact Rachel Pearlman at rachel@theclaystudio.org or 215-925-3453 x 19 for more information.

17-SP-WK04 Let's Make! Intro to Wheel Throwing
Instructor: T B A
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 40.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM (4/15/17 - 4/15/17)
Enjoy a relaxing, creative afternoon playing on the potter's wheel. Explore the basics of centering clay and throwing bowls and cylinders on the wheel.  More experienced participants will be guided individually by the instructor depending on your interests and level. Lead by an experienced instructor, these fun and informative workshops are designed for those who are curious about clay or want to further their skills without the commitment of a class. Clay, tools and firing/ processing are included. Bring your friends and wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Pre-registration is recommended. Please contact Rachel Pearlman at rachel@theclaystudio.org or 215-925-3453 x 19 for more information.

17-SP-WK01 Telling Stories with Clay: The Vessel as Canvas & Archive
Instructor: Jessica Brandl
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 195.00 - $ 180.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (4/22/17 - 4/23/17)
This workshop explores the power of narrative images on clay and how you can utilize 3D printed elements and drawings to construct a narrative image that informs both the picture and form. The use of virtual artifacts, drawing and transfer methods with stencils as well as the use of underglaze and glaze as paint are covered. Ceramic 3D printing, handbuilding, wheel throwing, and press molding techniques are demonstrated to produce sculptural vessels with dynamic compositions. (Please note: this workshop is Saturday from 10am-5pm & Sunday from 10am-4pm with a 1 hour lunch.)

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Jessica Brandl attended Concordia University for drawing and painting. She then attended The Kansas City Art Institute to study ceramics and art history earning her BFA. Brandl received her MFA from The Ohio State University and is the recipient of awards including the Fergus Scholarship Award, and Fergus Installation Grant. She has been awarded numerous residencies including The Armory Center in Palm Beach, FL, the Watershed Center for Ceramic Art in Newcastle, ME, the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT and was recently awarded a residency at the Ceramics Program Office for the Arts at Harvard in Allston, MA.

17-SP-WK05 Let's Make! Intro to Wheel Throwing
Instructor: T B A
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 40.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM (4/22/17 - 4/22/17)
Enjoy a relaxing, creative afternoon playing on the potter's wheel. Explore the basics of centering clay and throwing bowls and cylinders on the wheel.  More experienced participants will be guided individually by the instructor depending on your interests and level. Lead by an experienced instructor, these fun and informative workshops are designed for those who are curious about clay or want to further their skills without the commitment of a class. Clay, tools and firing/ processing are included. Bring your friends and wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Pre-registration is recommended. Please contact Rachel Pearlman at rachel@theclaystudio.org or 215-925-3453 x 19 for more information.

17-SP-WK06 Let's Make! Intro to Wheel Throwing
Instructor: T B A
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 40.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM (4/29/17 - 4/29/17)
Enjoy a relaxing, creative afternoon playing on the potter's wheel. Explore the basics of centering clay and throwing bowls and cylinders on the wheel.  More experienced participants will be guided individually by the instructor depending on your interests and level. Lead by an experienced instructor, these fun and informative workshops are designed for those who are curious about clay or want to further their skills without the commitment of a class. Clay, tools and firing/ processing are included. Bring your friends and wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Pre-registration is recommended. Please contact Rachel Pearlman at rachel@theclaystudio.org or 215-925-3453 x 19 for more information.

17-SP-WK07 Let's Make! Intro to Wheel Throwing
Instructor: T B A
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 40.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM (5/6/17 - 5/6/17)
Enjoy a relaxing, creative afternoon playing on the potter's wheel. Explore the basics of centering clay and throwing bowls and cylinders on the wheel.  More experienced participants will be guided individually by the instructor depending on your interests and level. Lead by an experienced instructor, these fun and informative workshops are designed for those who are curious about clay or want to further their skills without the commitment of a class. Clay, tools and firing/ processing are included. Bring your friends and wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Pre-registration is recommended. Please contact Rachel Pearlman at rachel@theclaystudio.org or 215-925-3453 x 19 for more information.

17-SP-WK08 Let's Make! Intro to Wheel Throwing
Instructor: T B A
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 40.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM (5/13/17 - 5/13/17)
Enjoy a relaxing, creative afternoon playing on the potter's wheel. Explore the basics of centering clay and throwing bowls and cylinders on the wheel.  More experienced participants will be guided individually by the instructor depending on your interests and level. Lead by an experienced instructor, these fun and informative workshops are designed for those who are curious about clay or want to further their skills without the commitment of a class. Clay, tools and firing/ processing are included. Bring your friends and wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Pre-registration is recommended. Please contact Rachel Pearlman at rachel@theclaystudio.org or 215-925-3453 x 19 for more information.

17-SP-WK09 Let's Make! Intro to Wheel Throwing
Instructor: T B A
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 40.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM (5/20/17 - 5/20/17)
Enjoy a relaxing, creative afternoon playing on the potter's wheel. Explore the basics of centering clay and throwing bowls and cylinders on the wheel.  More experienced participants will be guided individually by the instructor depending on your interests and level. Lead by an experienced instructor, these fun and informative workshops are designed for those who are curious about clay or want to further their skills without the commitment of a class. Clay, tools and firing/ processing are included. Bring your friends and wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Pre-registration is recommended. Please contact Rachel Pearlman at rachel@theclaystudio.org or 215-925-3453 x 19 for more information.

17-SP-WK10 Let's Make! Intro to Wheel Throwing
Instructor: T B A
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 40.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM (5/27/17 - 5/27/17)
Enjoy a relaxing, creative afternoon playing on the potter's wheel. Explore the basics of centering clay and throwing bowls and cylinders on the wheel.  More experienced participants will be guided individually by the instructor depending on your interests and level. Lead by an experienced instructor, these fun and informative workshops are designed for those who are curious about clay or want to further their skills without the commitment of a class. Clay, tools and firing/ processing are included. Bring your friends and wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Pre-registration is recommended. Please contact Rachel Pearlman at rachel@theclaystudio.org or 215-925-3453 x 19 for more information.

17-SP-WK11 Let's Make! Intro to Wheel Throwing
Instructor: T B A
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 40.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM (6/3/17 - 6/3/17)
Enjoy a relaxing, creative afternoon playing on the potter's wheel. Explore the basics of centering clay and throwing bowls and cylinders on the wheel.  More experienced participants will be guided individually by the instructor depending on your interests and level. Lead by an experienced instructor, these fun and informative workshops are designed for those who are curious about clay or want to further their skills without the commitment of a class. Clay, tools and firing/ processing are included. Bring your friends and wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Pre-registration is recommended. Please contact Rachel Pearlman at rachel@theclaystudio.org or 215-925-3453 x 19 for more information.

17-SP-WK12 Let's Make! Intro to Wheel Throwing
Instructor: T B A
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 40.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM (6/10/17 - 6/10/17)
Enjoy a relaxing, creative afternoon playing on the potter's wheel. Explore the basics of centering clay and throwing bowls and cylinders on the wheel.  More experienced participants will be guided individually by the instructor depending on your interests and level. Lead by an experienced instructor, these fun and informative workshops are designed for those who are curious about clay or want to further their skills without the commitment of a class. Clay, tools and firing/ processing are included. Bring your friends and wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Pre-registration is recommended. Please contact Rachel Pearlman at rachel@theclaystudio.org or 215-925-3453 x 19 for more information.

17-SP-WK02 The Figure in Clay
Instructor: Grace Tessein
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 95.00 - $ 80.00 Members
Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (6/17/17 - 6/17/17)
This figure-based workshop focuses on soft slab building as the primary construction method for creating a clay bust, as it allows the form to be manipulated from both the inside and the outside. With attention given to facial features, you will learn how to map out proportions and create various textures such as hair and skin.

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Grace Tessein grew up in eastern Pennsylvania. She attended Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and worked for The Clay Studio as staff and an instructor. She is currently in the MFA program at Louisiana State University. She has assisted various ceramic artists including John and Andrea Gill, Walter McConnell, and Kala Stein.

17-LAWS-02 Wheel Throwing Sectional Pots
Instructor: Nathan Willever
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 50.00 - $ 45.00 Members
Sunday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (11/5/17 - 11/5/17)
This workshop focuses on making taller and more complex forms on the wheel using a process called “stacking,” where two thrown sections are joined together to make covered jars, pitchers, and bottles. Lids, pulled handles, and pitcher spouts are discussed and demonstrated. You will also learn to make handmade brushes out of bamboo and deer tail.
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Nathan Willever was raised in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Maine College of Art, in Portland, Maine. He worked as a journeyman production potter for five years after finishing school. He has taught numerous workshops on functional pottery around the region. Nathan is currently a full time studio potter living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.