Intermediate and Advanced throwing and handbuilding

Instructor: Jennifer Whitehead
When: March 10 to April 28, 2020 Tuesday evenings 6:30-9:00
Where: Gladstone Clayworks Pottery Co-op, 949B Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa
Cost: $315 (tax included)
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.

This class will focus on refining and developing throwing and handbuilding skills and on developing each student’s skills and aesthetic. We will work on throwing large bowls, pots with lids, ways of making handles and spouts. During the handbuilding component we will work on creating sculptural elements and on exploring methods of decoration including slipwork and sgraffito.

The goal of the class is to enable the student to refine and develop skills and to encourage individual artistic development. The class will be limited to six students with a great deal of individual attention and problem solving. At least one throwing course is recommended but exceptions may be made based on previous experience.

About the Instructor

Jennifer Whitehead has a Ceramics Diploma from George Brown College. Over the last 25 years she has taught pottery at Riverdale Farm, Upper Canada College, various independent studios and at Gladstone Clayworks. Her focus is always on encouraging experimentation in the studio and she feels sharing her enthusiasm for making has been a privilege and a pleasure.

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This class is limited to 6 students to provide as much individual attention as possible.

Location: Gladstone Clayworks Cooperative, 949B Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa K1Y 3E5

Cancellation and Refund Policy: If a registered student drops out after the first class they will receive a refund of $150, provided they give notice no later than 48 hours before the second scheduled class.

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There will be no refunds if a student cancels after the second class.

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