Beginner Pottery Class
May 5 - Jun 23
- Instructor: Amy Bell
- When: Tuesday 6:30 – 9PM
- Level: Beginner
- Price: 315.00
Focus on learning or improving your wheel fundamentals – centering, opening, stretching and shaping in a fun and supportive course. This 8 week course will focus on wheel thrown pottery with some time on handles, feet and handbuilt additions to your pieces. You will be guided through steps to find your personal approach in a small class setting with a maximum of six students. Finish your work with an introduction to slips and glazing.
Clay cost: $35 — includes glazing and firing. This cost will be paid directly to the instructor at the first class. Additional clay can be purchased if necessary.
I took my first pottery classes as a break from my work at the public service. As my interest grew, I began to take as many classes as I could, benefitting from the strong teaching community in Ottawa. I completed a year long mentorship program with Toronto potter and teacher Michelle Mendlowitz and became a member of Gladstone Clayworks, a pottery cooperative in Ottawa. I have been a maker of things since I was a teenager, designing and sewing clothes, making quilts, rugs and other textiles. Clay allows me to expand on my love of functional items that take on meaning as they are used. I enjoy teaching adults and teens, sharing the joy of creating with clay.