Intro to Wheel Throwing – Tuesday Evenings with Jared Vazales (2/28/23-4/4/23), 5:30PM-8:30PM
Dates: Tuesday, February 28th – April 4th (6 weeks)
Price: $360 (glaze, 1st bag of clay, firing, instruction and drop-in open studio time included). Tools ($20 + tax for a toolkit) and additional clay ($15-$35 for a 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 Jared Vazales 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. Age 18+.
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 [email protected].
Instructor: Jared Vazales
About your instructor: Jared Vazales began throwing on the wheel in high school. He later created an after-school program teaching elementary and middle school students how to hand build and work on the wheel. He loves that clay is such an approachable and versatile medium for making and creating– and finds the process of working with clay enriching and therapeutic. Over the years Jared, has found other ways to explore his love of design and craft including landscape design and woodworking, but always comes back to clay as his favorite medium. He loves sharing his enthusiasm for clay with new students and helping them learn the tools and techniques to develop their own relationship with it.