We’re excited to introduce new faculty member Ron Cole! Ron’s enthusiasm for all things pottery-related is contagious, and his warmth, patience, and humor make for a great atmosphere in the studio.
This class will cover the creation of functional ceramic items, such as plates, bowls and mugs. We will be learning to use the potter’s wheel as our primary means of creation, as well as other techniques for adding handles, knobs, and ornamentation to our wheel-thrown forms.
Participants will explore a range of glazing skills and techniques to complete our finished pottery. We will be working with both red and white stoneware clays fired to cone six in an electric kiln.
This class is particularly oriented towards beginners, but all experience levels are welcome. Class size will be limited to 6 participants. Ages 16+
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. Access to the studio will be available throughout the day, so participants should plan on setting aside at least one hour outside of class each day for trimming and other piece-finishing tasks.
Watch a 2015 Functional Stoneware Pottery class:
What can I expect to create?
Each participant will complete 5 – 10 finished items by the end of the week, including mugs, bowls, candle holders, vases, etc.
What should I bring to class?
All necessary pottery materials will be provided. Participants are encouraged to wear old clothes and bring a work apron if desired.
The Full Package covers tuition + materials, all meals (Monday dinner through Sunday brunch) and lodging.
Full Package: $715-$1245
- Private Room – $1245
- Shared Double Room / Yurt – $930
- Library Dorm: $795
- Guild Tent / RV Hookup: $750
- Own Tent: $715
Commuter Cost: $365
This class is part of the Grünewald Guild’s Summer 2017 Program: Wonder, Discover, Begin. Learn more about the Summer Program.
July 31 – August 6, 2017
This is a non-refundable deposit.
The remaining balance must be paid in full upon arrival.
Date(s) - Jul 31, 2017 until Aug 6 2017