South Pomfret, Vermont
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Wheel Throwing for Kids

Older children and teens will work on the wheel, learning good technique in throwing clay.

Older children and teens will work exclusively on the wheel. They will practice the basics of wheel throwing: wedging, centering, throwing, and trimming. Pieces will be fired and students will be able to glaze their work. Participants with limited or no wheel throwing experience are welcome.

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.