This 6-week course is designed to introduce students to clay using the potter's wheel. Students will learn the basics with step-by-step instruction on how to throw a cylinder and a bowl. Students will finish forms with trimming, adding handles, knobs and some surface decoration. Students will learn a variety of techniques by being introduced to various decorating and glazing techniques. Please come to class ready to practice, get dirty and have fun! Mandatory clean-up day the last week for all students. In the end, students will have learned how to create a set of functional table ware.
Skill level: No experience required!
When: Wednesdays, April 8th - May 13th, 2020
Time: 6:30pm -9:30pm
Cost: $125 plus $35 supply fee
10% off class fee with 1-year Museum Membership
About the Instructor:
Rob Kellenbeck has over 4 decades of experience in the ceramics field. He began his college academic studies in math and science, but once he took a ceramic elective course, he was hooked and started a more creative academic path in the arts. His major became ceramics which lead him to earn his BFA from Texas Tech. He went on to open Deer Creek Pottery in the early 70’s. His accomplishments in the ceramic industry are vast and we are happy to have him here as an instructor and fellow potter in the Great Falls community. To learn more about Rob and Deer Creek Pottery, please go to this link (Ceramic Monthly, pages 26-30), https://ceramicartsnetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2015/06/Ceramics_Monthly_dec93_cei1293d.pdf