Wheel Throwing: Beginning & Limited Experience
Fiona will introduce you to the fundamental skills of wheel throwing. We'll practice wedging, centering, and throwing as well as the basics of trimming. Prior to glazing fired pieces we'll discuss the elements of glazing and decorating. One Open Studio session is included with the class to complete glazing. Participants must return to pick up their finished work. Students with a bit of prior wheel throwing experience wishing to refresh and hone the skills they have are welcome to join this group.
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.