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This course is for beginning students who want to learn how to make functional tableware on the potter’s wheel. Students will learn how to wedge clay, follow the steps to create cylinders, cups, and bowl forms. Finishing techniques including trimming and adding handles will be taught. We will also cover basic glazing and surface techniques. Please come to class excited, ready for new insights, prepared for lots of practice and a positive attitude! Mandatory clean up the last week of class.
Tuesdays & Thursdays
January 8th - March 7th, 2019
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
COST INCLUDES: One 25lb bag of house 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.
**NO CLASS REFUNDS**
**REGISTRATION DEADLINE FRIDAY, January 4th, 2019**
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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.
To learn more about Lenny and see his work, visit his website at:
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