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Workshops for Artists

17-FA-WK04 Let's Make! Intro to Wheel Throwing
Instructor: Daniel Ricardo Teran
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 40.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM (10/21/17 - 10/21/17)
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 Shannon Jones at shannon@theclaystudio.org or 215-925-3453 x 19 for more information.

17-LAWS-04 In the Mix: Sculptural Approaches to Function
Instructor: gwendolyn yoppolo
Experience Level: All Levels
$ 50.00 - $ 45.00 Members
Sunday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (10/22/17 - 10/22/17)
Rooted in tradition and practicality, utilitarian ceramics can actually serve as radical, transformative art.  Dining is a multisensory experience that engages us beyond the level of physical nourishment to ignite our sense of selfhood, relationship, ancestry, and culture.  Experience with handmade pottery stretches those sense organs and alters the scripts by which we interact around food.

During this workshop, gwendolyn yoppolo will reflect upon life as a thoughtful maker of contemporary objects that engage with sensual experience and personal relationships within food culture.  In the design and production of forms, yoppolo uses a mix of throwing, pinching, coil building, solid prototype building and molding.  As she discusses the alignment of concept, material, process, and form in her work, she will share insights on how to choose the best technique for the job.
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gwendolyn yoppolo earned an MFA in Ceramics from Penn State University, an MA in Education from Columbia University, and a BA in Sociology from Haverford College. While at Penn State she received two fellowship awards for her research using the scanning electron microscope to photograph the tiny landscapes of beach rubble, sugar cereals, plant seeds, and insect parts. She has been an Artist-In-Residence at Penland and the Archie Bray Foundation. Prior to that, she worked as a Studio Technician at Alfred University and as Assistant Professor of Art at Juniata College. gwendolyn is now an Assistant Professor at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. A passionate educator and thinker as well as a maker, her writing can be found in Studio Potter, Pottery Making Illustrated, and Passion and Pedagogy. www.gwendolynyoppolo.com

17-FA-WK05 Let's Make! Intro to Wheel Throwing
Instructor: Daniel Ricardo Teran
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 40.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM (10/28/17 - 10/28/17)
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 Shannon Jones at shannon@theclaystudio.org or 215-925-3453 x 19 for more information.

17-FA-WK06 Let's Make! Intro to Wheel Throwing
Instructor: Daniel Ricardo Teran
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 40.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM (11/4/17 - 11/4/17)
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 Shannon Jones at shannon@theclaystudio.org or 215-925-3453 x 19 for more information.

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.

17-FA-WK07 Let's Make! Intro to Wheel Throwing
Instructor: Daniel Ricardo Teran
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 40.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM (11/11/17 - 11/11/17)
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 Shannon Jones at shannon@theclaystudio.org or 215-925-3453 x 19 for more information.

17-FA-WK08 Let's Make! Intro to Wheel Throwing
Instructor: Daniel Ricardo Teran
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 40.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM (11/18/17 - 11/18/17)
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 Shannon Jones at shannon@theclaystudio.org or 215-925-3453 x 19 for more information.

17-FA-WK09 Let's Make! Intro to Wheel Throwing
Instructor: Daniel Ricardo Teran
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 40.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM (12/2/17 - 12/2/17)
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 Shannon Jones at shannon@theclaystudio.org or 215-925-3453 x 19 for more information.

17-FA-WK10 Let's Make! Intro to Wheel Throwing
Instructor: Daniel Ricardo Teran
Experience Level: Beginner
$ 40.00 - $ 35.00 Members
Saturday 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM (12/9/17 - 12/9/17)
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 Shannon Jones at shannon@theclaystudio.org or 215-925-3453 x 19 for more information.