This class is for homeschooled children ages 6+ who want to explore working with clay. Students will learn basic hand building (pinching, coiling, and slabs) and wheel throwing skills to create functional and sculptural work in clay. Pieces will be bisqued, decorated and glazed to bring the work to completion. Parents/guardians will receive photos and/or videos, learning updates, and a certificate of completion.
Fiona Davis, Ceramics Director, was born and educated in the UK, where she studied early childhood education and development. She immigrated to the United States with her husband and moved to Vermont in 1988. Fiona first took pottery with Jenny Swanson and worked with her at the League of NH Craftsmen and later at Dartmouth College's Ceramic Workshops. Fiona was apprenticed to Miranda Thomas at her workshop in Quechee and followed her to Bridgewater, VT, where she worked alongside Ara Cardew. During this time she taught at the ArtPost, started by Caroline Bardos. Fiona came to ArtisTree in 2012 to begin the ceramics program and to help provide outreach opportunities to different communities within the Upper Valley.