Wheel Throwing: Beginning
You will be introduced to the fundamental skills of wheel throwing. Wedging, centering, and throwing clay will be practiced, followed by the basics of trimming. An overview of glazing and decorating will be discussed prior to glazing fired pieces. The class fee includes all stoneware clay, glazes, and firing. Participants will need to return to pick up their finished work.
Jackie Padich received a B.F.A. in Ceramics and a B.S. in Visual Arts Education from SUNY New Paltz before moving to Vermont in 2018. Jackie’s undergraduate studies were heavily focused on coil-built ceramic sculpture, culminating in a body of work deeply inspired by flora and fauna imagery in connection with the human experience. Jackie was afforded the opportunity to intern with Beth Cavener in Helena, Montana for a month in 2018. There she learned methods of building solid on metal armatures and hollowing pieces to create increasingly complex and dynamic work. Jackie is also invested in a utilitarian pottery practice at Shackleton Thomas, where she apprentices with Miranda Thomas in Bridgewater, VT. In that practice she is cultivating her skills in wheel throwing, sgraffito decoration, and brushwork.