Intermediate Hand Building - Wednesdays & Fridays - Fall 19

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If you’ve been making ceramics for awhile and are looking for ideas on how to take it to the next level, this is the class for you. Every week you will be introduced to a different inspiration project, but the focus will be less on how it can be made and more about why it works. We will discuss the art concepts of line, form, rhythm, and movement and see how the inspiration project addresses these ideas, creating an aesthetically pleasing piece. From there you will be shown how to construct the piece, but do not feel required to copy it exactly. There is value in doing so, but the goal is that by learning about these concepts and being inspired by the project shown you can apply what you’ve learned and discussed to your own work.

October 2nd - November 27th, 2019

Wednesdays and Fridays

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.



Instructor: Juliet Kurth

About Juliet:

Before working with ceramics, Juliet Kurth was in the field of landscape architecture and worked in it for fifteen years, with the last eight years as a licensed landscape architect. She loved collaborating with not just the clients but with the materials themselves since plants are never static and the environment itself has a mind of its own. Due to a severe illness with her first born she had to quit work and focus on his health for a number of years, and eventually she and her husband chose to homeschool their two kids. Through that she found she had a real passion for teaching, but she was missing the creative expression that she once had as a landscape architect.

 Enter ceramics. Her husband showed her a video of someone sculpting and told her, “I see you doing something like this.” She took her first ceramics class soon after and was immediately hooked. Not only was she being creative again, but the process was collaborative as well. Clay has memory and behaves differently from day to day. She is inspired by nature and some of the patterns she worked with when she was designing landscapes. With each piece she creates not only what she might be visualizing in her head but also what the clay itself wants her to do. And when she teaches, particularly ceramics, she hopes to light that same spark that she has in her students as well.


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