Wheel Throwing 201/202: Pitcher Up! with Julia Mann
This intermediate-advanced class is tailored for potters who wish to hone their skills in making pitchers of various sizes and styles. Students will learn how to throw and alter pitcher shapes that are well balanced, aesthetically pleasing, physically comfortable, and have that perfect pour all potters strive to achieve.
Discover diverse techniques for creating various pitcher forms with Julia as she encourages you to push your boundaries and refine this important pottery-making skill set. You will walk away with better pouring pots!
FIRINGS: Cone 10
Skill Level 201/202
View our full Skill Level Guide for Classes here.
TYPE OF STUDENT:
This class is designed for students looking to push their skill sets to a more advanced level and beginning to build a body of work. At this point of study, students are learning and adding more approaches to making work and pushing the limits of the clay in their exploration.
EXISTING SKILLS SET RECOMMENDED FOR STUDENTS:
In order to be successful in this class, it is recommended that students are fully proficient in working with clay and have the ability to use multiple techniques to create intentional forms. They should also be confidently able to throw a variety of forms using 4+ lbs of clay and be ready to explore specific surface design, glaze application, and/or firing approach to create individualized work.
Reviews from former students:
Julia Mann’s class is a must-take for any intermediate potter! The class has a realistic pace and provides studio time between sessions to complete each type of piece. Julia’s demos are clear and she adapts them to the design ideas of each student. Hard parts? Julia will walk you through them. If you get stuck while throwing (making the same mistake over and over), Julia can watch your technique, identify exactly what you are doing wrong, and tell you what you need to change. She is patient and encouraging, and wants every student to succeed. At the end of the class, all pieces are fired to Cone 10, which can add beautiful reduction effects to the glazes. Don’t miss the opportunity to take this class (or any other) from Julia Mann! – Barbara Hebert
Other Important Facility Information:
- Our facility is wheelchair accessible via a ramp entrance at the Gallery.
- During daytime classes, please park across the parking lot and not directly in front of the building.
- Enter the teaching center through the double gray doors to the left of our gallery entrance.
- Report any problems or concerns immediately to your instructor or to a member of The Village Potters.
- Public Bathrooms are to be used and located down the hall from the classroom. Follow signs.
- No cell phone use in class unless you are taking pictures of pots.
- Only students enrolled in classes may sign up for the open studio time.
- Ask before you use use a piece of equipment that you aren’t familiar with.
- No smoking in or outside of The Village Potters.
- Because of space and liability issues, guests are not allowed in the Teaching Center during classes or Open Studio.
- Open Studio access must be signed up for in advance using the online calendar link via Calendly. Your instructor will share that sign up link with you.
- Cancellation up to 30 days prior to the start of class, students receive a full refund (minus a $50 administrative fee).
- Cancellation within 29-0 days of the start of class, students receive no refund.