Developing Confidence On The Wheel
May 30, 2021 - June 4, 2021
Ben Carter · carterpottery.com
Workshop at a glance
Learn to build confidence in your creative practice by honing your skills on the potter’s wheel.
- Honing skills and techniques on the wheel
- Refining form of clay dinnerware
- Working at scale and precision
- Wet clay
- Wheel throwing
- Refining form and technique of wheel throwing
- Building confidence on the wheel
Ben Carter is a ceramic artist and educator based in Howell, New Jersey. He received his MFA in Ceramics from the University of Florida. He maintains a studio, teaches workshops and exhibits internationally. Carter is the creator and host of the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler podcast.
Students will hone their skills on the wheel to build confidence in their creative practice. Through skill-building exercises, class discussion, and one-on-one instruction, students will learn to better see the subtleties of form while making a variety of classic dinnerware shapes. Ergonomics, working at scale, and precision throwing will be covered, as well as aesthetic issues and creative problem solving in the studio. Decoration will be discussed but most of the class will be focused on seeing and refining form. This class is well suited for advanced beginners and intermediate throwers who need a boost to their studio practice.
COURSE FEE: $600 · materials list
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