Ceramics: Kids’ Wheel Throwing
Immerse yourself in the world of wheel throwing. This one-week intensive will have you practicing your skills daily so you can really see your progress. Learn about wedging, centering, throwing, and the basics of trimming. We’ll explore the glazing and decorating of fired pieces. No experience required; campers with prior experience wishing to refresh or hone their skills are welcome as well. You must return to pick up your finished work, which will be available two weeks after camp ends.
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.