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Wheel Throwing 101

with Reida Brown


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January 31 - March 7, 2023

6:00PM - 8:00PM

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Materials Fee (Paid at the Beginning of Class)

$22 for 25lb bag of clay, Payable to the Center

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Class Description

This course is an introduction to creating ceramic forms with a potter's wheel. A range of techniques will be demonstrated as examples for utilizing the wheel as a tool for creating forms. There are basic techniques that each participate will be instructed to learn on the wheel. The goal is to create a solid foundation to start exploring different shapes and forms on the potters wheel.

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Materials List

Clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty, or an apron. Water bottle. Snacks. Plastic to wrap your projects in. Clay must be purchased through the Center.

Minimum Age

Responsible young adult and older

About the Instructor

Reida’s long standing relationship with the ceramic arts began here, in Floyd County. At the age of 12, she began working in a local Pottery Studio and developed many skills in production pottery, as well as sculptural techniques that have blossomed into her own style and personal voice as a ceramicist. Reida would soon turn her focus on figurative sculpture, creating a body of work that embraces the beauty of femininity and of nature. Reida has traveled the world working on sculptural projects of various scales, from ceramics, natural building and relief murals, festival installations to monuments and memorials, she is equipped to take on almost any creative endeavor in the sculptural and ceramic arts. Reida’s home ceramic studio is located in Check, with her partner Dan and their golden retriever Honey Bear and Cat Ume. She sells her work online, at festivals and craft fairs.

Class Registration and Cancellation Policy

Advance Registration Required.

Registration: Class registrations are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cancellation/Refund: The Floyd Center for the Arts will conduct classes for which an adequate number of students are registered. Class status is determined 1 week before the first date of the class, unless otherwise noted. Acceptance of payment does not guarantee that a class will run. If the Center must cancel a scheduled class, students who registered for such classes will be given the opportunity to transfer their payments to another course or receive a full refund of their tuition payment.

Student Withdrawals: Students withdrawing from a class before the cancellation period has ended, (one week prior to the start of class, unless otherwise noted) can receive a full refund or may transfer their payments to another class of their choice. Students who withdraw after the cancellation period has closed or after class has started, will not receive a refund.

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