Class: Beginning and Intermediate Pottery
Instructors: Pat and Mike Markham
Medium: Stoneware clay
Date(s): Fridays, March 12, 19, 26
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: $195 for each three week class
Each beginning student will be given instruction and opportunities to learn about the advantages and limitations of working with clay. The students will learn basic handbuilding techniques by making pinch pots, coil creations, and slab forms. Students will create individual projects with instructor assistance. All work will be bisque fired after which students will be taught glaze application techniques in preparation for high firing.
Returning and more advanced students will be given group and individual instruction to help them expand and perfect their skill with clay.
Students will also be given the opportunity to learn to create items on the potter’s wheel. They will be taught to center the clay as well as how to make cylinder forms, bowls, plates, and composite items.
Mike Markham: BA art education, MFA sculpture, 3-dimensional design
Taught high school and university art classes
Self employed custom furniture designer
Sculptor creating non-objective, contemporary works
Pat Markham: BS, MS elementary education
Taught 34 years elementary grades, 6 years university adjunct professor
22 years experience with clay
Minimum number of students: 5 No refunds after class begins; registration must be completed 10 days prior to beginning of class
All supplies are included in cost of class