Beginning Ceramics: Beginning Pottery, March 2-30
Instructor: Abby Reczek
Date: Thursdays, March 2-30, 5-7pm
Tuition: Jax Member $85.00 / Non Member $98.75
Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $20
Class Description: Work all day? This month long,Thursday evening workshop will be a perfect way to relax, but still be productive. All levels welcome at this workshop that will focus on beginning throwing skills and basic hand building techniques. We will practice throwing, measuring and envisioning these pots in our home or as gifts for friends and family. We’ll explore handtools and how the wheel and our imagination create the pots that we want to make and use. Join us, have some fun and try your hand at something new!
Minimum Age: Responsible Young Adult
Minimum Enrollment: 3, Maximum Enrollment: 8
About the Instructor: Abby Reczek graduate from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA in 2012. She is originally from this area of Pennsylvania, but her love of pottery has brought her down to Virginia. Following graduation she started a 10 month long residency at the Cub Creek Foundation in Appomattox, VA where she learned extensively about wood firing. While at Cub Creek she learned more about the town of Floyd, its rich art culture, and the apprenticeship opportunities. Abby was awarded the position of apprentice to Silvie Granatelli and has been working with her since September of 2013. She has also been lucky enough to be working with someone who uses carving as a decoration technique because it has allowed her to begin refining the skill that she had started experimenting with at Cub Creek. Abby will be working with Silvie until the fall of 2015. Abby's work is largely based off things she sees in nature and reinterprets through line drawings which she carves onto her pieces. The pieces are made of porcelain and are fired in a gas kiln in a reduction atmosphere.
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