Adventures in Wheelthrowing

with Deborah Slahta

Tuesday, June 20 · view days & times
Price: $380 | $342 ArtsQuest Member
Fees: $5 Visual Arts Service Fee on all orders
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Venue: Ceramics/Clay Studio
Ages: 18 & Up

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10 Weeks

Tuesdays, June 20-August 29 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. *No class scheduled Tuesday, July 4

This class is designed for all skill levels. Novice potters will learn the basics of centering, shaping and trimming. Students with some experience will work with an experienced instructor to improve and expand throwing skills. Students will learn to master the methods and techniques of making pottery on the wheel through demonstrations, hands on exercises, and plenty of individual instruction.

Week 1 | Intro to throwing on the wheel, basic cylinder.
Week 2 | Learn about the many forms pottery can take.
Week 3 | Continue to develop throwing skills, learn about trimming pots.
Week 4 – 7 | Continue to develop throwing skills, learn about adding handles.
Week 8 | Complete all projects.
Week 9- 10 | Glaze

Deborah Slahta explores the vessel as a three-dimensional canvas, producing finely crafted Raku and stoneware ceramics. She is a native of Hellertown, Pennsylvania and lifelong resident of the Lehigh Valley. She discovered her passion for working with clay at Moravian College, graduating with. B. S. in Mathematics in 1977. Deborah began teaching at the Banana Factory in the spring of 1999 and was accepted as a juried Resident Artist in May 2000. She has taught ceramic classes for adults, summer camps for children and after school programs for at-risk youth. “With all the technology that surrounds us, I make things with my hands.” Inspired by the centuries old tradition of vessel making, she embraces the intimacy of creating with clay and transforming via touch.

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Ceramics/Clay Studio
Banana Factory
25 W Third Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
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