…And the wheel goes round…

Centering our clay is the first step to success. Even though it is a challenge, Clay Studio students worked hard to master this step!

First we watch….

….then we work!

Hand-building with Slabs & Free Form

While throwing on the potter’s wheel is a big draw, hand-building pieces in clay is very rewarding too. We learned how to use the slab roller to make drape mold dishes and platters. Texture is easily incorporated into these simply made pieces as well.

Elinor works on making a turtle!

Derrick begins his slab platter!

Brooke’s ceramic basket!

Extended Day Thursday, June 17

Our first extended day is tomorrow, Thursday, June 17th. This first extended day provides our class with much needed time to work on throwing skills and begin to explore ideas for creating our projects. Since most of our working in wet clay is done in these first 7 days of Academy, we love the longer day to work in clay!

Notes for tomorrow:

While free lunches are provided for tomorrow, students can choose to bring their own lunch from home.

Send a water bottle daily.

Dress in comfortable clothes and shoes that can get dirty.

Hours for our extended day are 8:00-2:30.