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This course is for beginning and intermediate 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 on the last day of class.
April 3rd - May 31st, 2018
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
COST INCLUDES: One 25lb bag of House stoneware clay, instruction, studio membership, and AMOCA museum membership for the length of the class. There is NO OUTSIDE CLAY ALLOWED. Students are responsible for purchasing clay through the studio's store. Clay cost includes: firing fees, wax, studio stains, and cone 10 glazes.
**PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE, PLEASE REGISTER BY PHONE OR IN PERSON**
**NO CLASS REFUNDS**
**REGISTRATION DEADLINE FRIDAY, March 30th, 2018**
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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: