Short Term– Beyond the Basics: Wheel Throwing with Michelle Griffoul (3/1, 3/8, 3/15), 5:30-8:30pm
Dates: (3 sessions)
– Wednesday, March 1st
– Wednesday, March 8th
– Wednesday March 15th
Price: $180 (glaze, 1 bag of clay, firing, instruction and drop-in open studio time included). Tools ($20 + tax) and clay ($15-$35 per 25 lb bag) available for purchase at Clay Studio.
Description: Over the course of 3 sessions, we will meet in the studio to explore the throwing on the potter’s wheel for those with some experience. If you know how to throw a basic cylinder and are looking to expand your knowledge and technique, this is the workshop for you! Learn more about throwing more complex forms and develop your personal ceramics practice. Experienced thrower and instructor Michelle Griffoul will teach you to focus on both the process and the product while progressing your skills each week. Age 18+
Covid-19 Vaccination Mandate: Effective January 1, 2023, Clay Studio has removed the vaccine requirements for all employees, teachers, members, and students to be fully vaccinated in order to enter the studio. Clay Studio encourages employees and students to remain current with vaccines and boosters based on an individual’s health and risk assessment, and to wear masks to protect yourself, family, and community.
Instructor: Michelle Griffoul
About your Instructor: Michelle Griffoul fell in love with clay over 50 years ago. In 1970 she began teaching and working as a production potter. Michelle has thrown, pushed, rolled, torn, pit fired, raku fired, high fired, low fired, sun baked, flocked, painted and otherwise stretched the acknowledged limits of clay. The consummate clay artist, she is a classically trained potter with the eye of a painter and the production skills and sensibilities of a manufacturing engineer.
While receiving her B.A. and M.F.A. in ceramics, she spent a year at the International School of Ceramics in Florence, Italy. Through numerous gallery shows and public art commissions, Michelle became recognized as a master of the ceramic arts.
Michelle started Michelle Griffoul Studios (M.G.S.) in 1985, designing and manufacturing custom porcelain tile. (www.michellegriffoul.com). She was one of a handful of female owned tile manufacturing studios in the world. She sold her custom tile and mosaics throughout the US in over 200 tile showrooms as well as in Germany and Japan. M.G.S. won the highest tile design awards in the world in 2014 as well as over $12,500 in prize money.
See her YouTube video “Michelle Griffoul Green” on green manufacturing methods for the tile industry. Her passion for clay has never wavered and she continues to share her extensive knowledge and skills with her students.