January 12 & 19, 2018 (Fridays), 2 Sessions
January 12 from 10:30-1:30pm January 19 from 10:30am-12:30pm
Instructor: Julie Brown
Class Fee: $70 non-members + $10 Supply Fee
$63 BRMAA Members + $10 Supply Fee
Come in out of the cold and take a great class and learn a new form of art! This beginning class is the first step into using the potter’s wheel to form a piece of art. The student will complete the process from start to a fired finished glazed piece in 2 sessions. In the first session the student will center the clay on the wheel and create a cylinder form which can be formed into a mug, pitcher or bowl. The techniques include hand positioning, pulling the walls of the pot to form a cylinder. In the second session the students will glaze their pieces for the final firing. The finished work can be picked up approximately one week later. The students should wear clothes that will get dirty from the clay. The class size is limited.
Register for the Class Below
Call (706) 632-2144 for questions regarding this course and registration. Payment is required to register for BRMAA courses. You may pay via PayPal above, over the phone, or visit The Art Center located at 420 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 to pay in person. The Programming Coordinator is in the office from 10 am - 6pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Julie discovered in her college years how clay can be used to create unique pieces for everyday use. She enrolled in ceramics classes every semester for 4 years in college. She will probably tell you that she went to college on a golf scholarship to learn more about clay. It is true! “I am fascinated that as a potter I am able to create something out of nothing. I am sensitive to the characteristics of clay coming from the raw ground and made into a useful product.”
After soaking up techniques of forming and decorating possibilities and the firing processes she pursued further avenues to gain more insight. She served an apprenticeship at Callanwolde in Atlanta. This opportunity gave her the time to further explore and offer her knowledge to others in a community studio. This also provided the essentials of operating a quality studio. She has conducted private and group instruction in Forsyth County, Georgia. She has continued to maintain a home studio since 1997 and offers her work through retail and art shows outlets. She welcomes the opportunity to share with you the unlimited possibilities in working with clay. Private instruction is also available.