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Folk School: Beginning/Intermediate Wheel Throwing
June 30, 2022 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until June 30, 2022
8 sessions – Tuesdays + Thursdays, June 7-30, 6-8pm EDT
Instructor: Kenyon Hansen
Jutila Center Ceramic Studio
Fee: $200, includes materials
Have you ever wanted to learn how to spin clay on a pottery wheel? This class is designed for intro level students to learn the basics of wheel throwing & glazing. In the first 6 classes students will learn how to wedge, center, form, and trim a range of functional pottery shapes. Including cups, mugs, bowls, plates, and vases. Class 7 will cover glazing, & class 8 we will unload the kiln and discuss the results! Throwing clay on a pottery wheel is physically demanding; it can be heavy (depending on the amount) and wedging clay puts stress on your wrists. This class is open to students ages 16 and up (younger if accompanied by a parent). Registration is open until June 6 or when the class is sold out. Fee is $200. Click here to register.
Kenyon Hansen is a full-time studio potter in Dollar Bay, Michigan. He has been a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation and Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts. In 2013 he was selected as an Emerging Artist by Ceramics Monthly. Kenyon has taught at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Arrowmont School of Crafts, Penland School of Crafts, and Greenwich House Pottery in New York City. He has led workshops at numerous universities and art centers throughout the country. His pottery has been exhibited nationally and internationally and can be found in homes all over the world.