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In this class, students will build their skills on how to pull a taller cylinder, shape their work with the use of various ribs and hand techniques. This class will focus on form and your pot's wall thickness as the work relates to function. Throwing off the hump, improving your handles, and challenging yourself with larger forms (lidded jars) are all part of this intermediate through advance wheel throwing class.
Learn how to use a heat gun to stretch the clay to the maxium.
The use of sodium silicate slips and slip trailing will be taught as methods of surface decoration.
Students must have taken a beginning wheel throwing class and have the ability to center the clay, pull a cylinder, and work with a minimum of 3 lbs of clay. Understanding the cylinder and bowl form are key to this class. If you cannot do these forms, please register for a beginning or intermediate ceramics class.
Tuesdays & Thursdays
July 10th - September 6th, 2018
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
COST INCLUDES: One 25lb bag of house, white, stoneware clay, instruction, studio membership and museum membership during the length of the class. Students are responsible for purchasing clay through the studio's store. Clay cost includes firing fees, wax, studio stains, and cone 10 glazes. NO OUTSIDE CLAY ALLOWED.
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Instructor: Lenny Larson
Lenny Larson is a master potter, former owner of Ceramic Services, inc. and accomplished ceramic artist. Designer of the ceramic industries finest Raku Kiln, exceptional front loading kilns as well as beautifully crafted ceramic equipment.
Growing up in Laguna Beach, Lenny was exposed to fine art at an early age. His father was a finished carpenter and this is where Lenny gained his work ethic and his love for fine craftsmanship.
Earning his AA Degree from Orange Coast College, Lenny went on the get his BFA and MFA from Otis Art Institute in 1975 majoring in Ceramics and minoring in Printmaking.
Lenny began working as a production potter in various commercial potteries throughout Southern California for 18 years. Eventually he managed a large ceramic lamp manufacture in Los Angeles that led to him becoming the head of equipment sales for Laguna Clay Co. He then ran their mold shop and designed a line of gas fired kilns.
In 1999 Lenny became the plant manager for a local ceramic tile manufacture, Jeffrey Court, inc. He designed new efficient production manufacturing methods as well as setting up a new production facility in Fontana, CA.
Recently, he sold his interest in Ceramic Services to a group that is continuing the studio and expanding on what Lenny built.
Lenny is now devoting his time to developing his ceramic art, functional pottery and sculpture. He is teaching and holding workshops on his vast knowledge of the ceramic process.
Follow Lenny on Instagram @lennylarson and to view his website visit: www.lennylarson.com