8 Sessions: Thursdays – March 16, 23, 30; April 6, 13, 20, 27; & May 4
Have you ever been mesmerized watching a ceramic artist work at the pottery wheel turning lumps of clay into vessels? Now you can learn how to work with clay on the wheel in this introduction to wheel-throwing. To start, you will learn how to center clay, pull walls and shape a form. You’ll then add your own unique flair with attachments like handles, appendages or decorative elements like embossing and reliefs. Surface color and decoration will be applied via glaze and then the vessel will be fired in the kiln to create a finished, food-safe ceramic object. No prior knowledge or experience working with clay is needed; all levels of experience are welcome.
Instructor: Josephine Mette Larsen is a Danish-American ceramic artist currently based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as she is undertaking a long-term residency at The Clay Studio. Larsen’s bicultural background is reflected in her education as she holds a BA in Design from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art in Denmark and an MFA in Ceramics from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. Alongside pursuing a studio practice, Larsen currently teaches ceramics classes at The Clay Studio, Neighborhood Potters (Brewerytown, PA) and at Lisa Naples’ Clay Studio (Frenchtown, NJ).