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I have a new Intermediate/Advanced wheel working class starting soon at the BCA clay studio in Burlington.  This Thursday morning class is great for developing individual style and working on special projects.  I bring a new demo each week to guide our discussions and work.  Come join us!

Sign up at http://www.burlingtoncityarts.com

Intermediate & Advanced Wheel
Ages 16 and up
Dates: Thursdays, January 31 – March 28 (no class 2/14)
Time: 9:30am-12:00pm
Number of Weeks:  8 weeks
Limit: 8
Location: BCA Clay Studio (250 Main Street)
Classroom:  Wheel Room
Program Type: Adult Clay Class
Instructor: Jeremy Ayers
Cost: $280, $252 BCA Members (clay sold separately @ $20/25lb bag, glazes and firings included)
Local pottery artist, Jeremy Ayers, will help you refine your wheelwork in this morning class for intermediate and advanced potters.  Students will learn individualized tips and techniques for advancement on the wheel. Demonstrations and instruction will cover intermediate throwing, trimming, decorative and glazing methods. Class size will be kept small to provide individual attention for personal development.  Students should be proficient in centering and throwing basic cups and bowls.  Over 30 hours per week of open studio time included in addition to the class!  No class February 14.

Teapots in two styles

January 7, 2013

This group of recent teapots are defined by hard and soft lines.  I’m working on making sharp and soft lines in both form and texture.  There are two different aqua glazes here.  One is a transparent green aqua with a fine crackle – that is often hard to see in photos – the other is a more opaque blue aqua; both are on white clay.

These glazes are gorgeous in person, but very hard to photograph, there is much reflection going on in the surface of the pots.  I think the angular forms hide the light reflection better than the curved forms.  Still working on it.  My white and yellow glazes are much easier to photograph.

Ice Cream dishes

January 7, 2013

I’m catching up on posting new pottery that I made before the holiday rush of December.  This first group are oval faceted ice cream dishes.