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Adventures in Wheelthrowing

with Deborah Slahta

Wednesday, April 3 · view days & times
Price: $360 | $324 ArtsQuest Member
Fees: $5 Visual Arts Service Fee
Venue: Ceramics/Clay Studio

10 Weeks

Wednesdays, April 3-June 5 | 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Designed for all levels, the instructor will engage with students at their skill level. This class offers beginners the opportunity to learn the basics of centering, shaping and trimming on the wheel. Students with some experience will work with an experienced instructor to improve and expand their technique. 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

A lifelong resident of the Lehigh Valley, Deborah Slahta graduated from Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, with a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics in 1977. She came to work with clay when electing to enroll in a studio ceramics class to fulfill one of the liberal arts requirements. For more than 35 years she has produced finely crafted raku and stoneware pottery. She started teaching at the Banana Factory, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 1999, and was accepted as a resident juried artist in May 2000. In addition to maintaining a studio at the Banana Factory, she teaches ceramic classes for adults, summer camps for children, and participates in the B-Smart after school enrichment program for at-risk youth. “The process of forming a pot on the wheel is magical. I enjoy working with my hands. I love the feel and smell of clay. There is an intimacy working with clay, an intense and physical involvement, establishing a dialogue through touch.” – Deborah Slahta

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Venue Information
Ceramics/Clay Studio
Banana Factory
25 W Third Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
610-332-1300
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