October 1, 2017 Sunday, 1 session
2:00 pm-4:00 pm
November 10, 2017 Friday, 1 session
10:30 am-12:30 pm
Instructor: Julie Brown
Class Fee: $35.00 non-member +$ 10.00 Supply Fee
$35.00 BRMAA Member + $10.00 Supply Fee Have you always wondered what it is like to make a pot on the wheel? This is a first step using the potter’s wheel to form a piece of art using clay. The student will complete the process from start to a finished “glazed piece” in just 2 hours. The project includes getting the clay centered on the wheel and forming a basic cylinder into a mug, pitcher or bowl of your own design. The techniques the student will learn are hand positioning and pulling the walls of the clay to form a cylinder. The creative clay projects can be picked up at a later date after drying and firing is completed. The student needs to wear clothes that can get muddy from the clay. What a great class to learn something new and take home a piece of unique artwork!
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.