Dysfunctional Stoneware: Thrown & Altered Pottery

August 7th - 13th, 2017
Full Package: $930
Class only: $365

Explore expressive & nontraditional pottery techniques in an intimate class setting (maximum of 6 students) from an instructor whom past students describe as "inspiring and supportive," and "an excellent teacher," who is "easy to understand and follow."


In this Workshop we will be focusing on throwing vessels and objects with the intent of altering their form off of the wheel.  Students will learn how to create hand-built additions, carve, paddle and otherwise break the symmetry of wheel thrown objects while still retaining their original function (or not!).


Experimentation will be a large part of this workshop so be prepared to find new patterns and textures and flex your creative muscle. 


This is NOT a beginning class; participants MUST be able to throw 2lbs of clay into a cylinder form prior to taking this class.* Ages 16 +


* Beginners may wish to sign up for our Functional Stoneware class, July 31-Aug 6.


What will class time be like? Will I need to work outside of class?


Each day will start with demonstration and a brief lecture, followed by guided instruction for the remainder of the class.  The studio is open throughout the day, and students should plan to put in at least one hour a day outside of class for trimming and other finishing work.


What can I expect to create?


Participants can expect to bring home between 4-8 finished pieces, depending on size & complexity.


What should I bring to class?


All necessary materials will be provided. Students are encouraged to wear old clothes and bring a work apron, as well as music (CDs or iPod) or else be subjected to the instructor's whim.



This class is part of the Grünewald Guild's Summer 2017 Program: Wonder, Discover, Begin. Click here to learn more about the weekly rhythm as well as alternate housing options. 


DISCOUNT: Save $50 when you pay in full by December 31, 2016 for a week long 2017 summer program class with room & board.



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August 7th - 13th, 2017
This is a non-refundable deposit.
The remaining balance must be paid in full upon arrival.