Cone 10 Clay, Intermediate Wheel throwing Class, October 9-12

Instructor: Abby Reczek

Date: Monday-Thursday, October 9-12, 5-8pm

Tuition: Jax Member $95 / Non Member $118

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $25

Class Description: This is an intermediate wheel throwing class led by instructor Abby Reczek. This class is the wheel throwing portion only of our Cone 10 Clay and Reduction Firing class. If you would like to take both the Cone 10 Wheel Throwing class and the Gas Reduction Kiln Firing class together, please use this link for a discounted combined price. You can also find the reduction firing only class here.

In this class Abby will instruct the class in throwing, trimming and hand-building with cone 10 high fire stoneware clay for 4 days starting on Monday, October 9 through Thursday October 12 from 5-8pm. After the work dries it will be bisque fired in our electric kilns. This class will not include glazing and firing of the piece. Taking this throwing only portion of the class assumes you have a plan for glazing and firing your own pieces. Although they will be ready for cone 10 firing you can still glaze for and fire at Cone 6. The Center has options for cone 6 glazing and firing should you need it, easiest way being by attending our open ceramic studio noon to 5 pm on Thursdays. The open studio cost $5 and includes materials like glazes and clay, firing your work will incur another nominal charge (usually around or less than $1 per piece).

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.

This class is designed for intermediate to advanced students who have knowledge of throwing/handbuilding and a basic understanding of the firing process. If you are concerned whether this class is right for you, please contact the Center and discuss you’re experience with our Ceramics Studio Manager, Cory Potrafka.

Minimum Age: 18 and older or with special permission by instructor

Minimum Enrollment: 4, Maximum Enrollment: 8

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