Beginning Throwing February
This 6-week course will give you the foundation of throwing on the wheel. We will start by learning the stages of the clay from start to finish, the proper vocabulary that goes along with it, and begin to talk about the two firing processes that clay goes through. During this class students will learn to throw basic shapes (bowls and cylinders) on the wheel, apply a foot to each piece by trimming, and glaze bisque ware. Each student will have finished usable pieces to take home and be ready for an intermediate class. The class will be broken down into these categories; wedging, how to use the potter's wheel, centering, first pull, compression, shaping, ribbing, cutting off, throwing on a bat, throwing off the hump, trimming, bisque firing, glazing, glaze firing, grinding, and lots of fun! Beginners and refreshers are welcome.
Materials needed for this class are provided.
Jamin was introduced to clay at a young age by her late grandfather Harry Holl and other family members at Scargo Pottery and Art Gallery. She moved to Vermont after high school to attend Johnson State College where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Art Education. Shortly after, she became an Art Educator at Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School. During her time there she instructed Intro to Ceramics, Advanced Ceramics, and Sculpture classes. Jamin left D-Y after seven years when her twin girls were born and opened The Clay Cup in Osterville, MA. As owner operator she conducted small instructional throwing and hand-building classes, paint your own pottery workshops, and private lessons. Jamin has also taught clay enrichment classes at the West Villages Elementary School in Marstons Mills, MA. Most recently, she has returned to Scargo Pottery where she is working alongside accomplished potters and developing her skills more every day. Jamin’s passions include the art of throwing on the wheel, as well as slab work, carving, and lately she has been spending time making ceramic jewelry, experimenting with gold luster, and playing with beautiful glazes. She is proud to be back at Scargo Pottery helping to keep Harry Holl’s legacy alive.
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