Wheel Throwing: Week-Long Intensive
You will be introduced to the fundamental skills of wheel throwing. We’ll practice wedging, centering, and throwing as well as the basics of trimming. Prior to firing glazed pieces we’ll discuss the elements of glazing and decorating. Students with prior wheel throwing experience wishing to refresh and hone their skills are welcome. The class fee includes all stoneware clay, glazes, and firing. Participants must return to pick up finished work, which will be ready two weeks after the class 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.