Intro to Wheel Throwing – Thursday Evenings with Sarah Klapp (09/15/22-10/20/22), 5-8PM
Dates: Thursday, September 15th – October 20th (6 weeks)
Price: $360 (glaze, 1st bag of clay, firing, instruction and drop-in open studio time included). Tools ($20 + tax) and additional clay ($30-$35 per 25 lb bag) available for purchase at Clay Studio.
Description: Over the course of 6 weeks we will meet in the studio to explore the fundamentals of throwing on the potter’s wheel. From the basics of wedging and centering, to throwing vessels and learning how to glaze them, we will provide you with the tools you need to launch your own ceramic endeavors! Experienced thrower and instructor Sarah Klapp will teach you to focus on both the process and the product while progressing your skills each week.
Students will be encouraged to explore projects to push their newly learned skills with the support of an encouraging teacher. There will be an optional open studio block available for students who want some independent working time to hone their skills.
Drop-in open studio hours will be available for this course: Students are welcome to come in to Clay Studio during our Open Studio Lab hours to work independently on Sundays from 11AM-4PM, Mondays from 10AM-1PM, Tuesdays from 4PM-8PM, and Fridays from 10AM-1PM. Please note that Open Studio Lab hours are subject to change.
Covid-19 Vaccination Mandate: Starting February 1, 2022, Clay Studio will require all employees, teachers, members and students to be vaccinated in order to enter the studio. You must show your vaccination card, a photo of your vaccination card or your SMART Health Card Record from Ca.gov to a Clay Studio employee on your first day of class. You may also email a photo of the above to info@ClayStudioSB.org.
Instructor: Sarah Klapp
About your instructor:Sarah Klapp has been working with clay for 12 years- ever since her first ceramics class at Dos Pueblos. She then went on to get a Bachelor’s of Art Degree in Ceramics. Creating work under the name Klapp Ceramics, her work has been featured in British Vogue, Santa Barbara Magazine, and shown internationally. She has taught private throwing lessons and is excited to be teaching Wheel 1 at The Clay Studio. Her skill set includes throwing duplicate shapes, making handles, plates, bottle neck shapes, underglaze painting, and sculpture.