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June 20 - August 21, 2022

Pottery Pinching & Pit Firing with Jimmy Clark on Mondays

Wayne Art Center • 413 Maplewood Ave WaynePA  19087 Organized by Wayne Art Center
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We're sorry, but this class is over. The last meeting was Sunday, August 21, 2022.

This class is designed to dispel the notion that pinching is merely a beginner's technique. We will explore numerous variations on the method including: creating larger forms, working intuitively, and exploring asymmetrical forms. Surface treatments will include: imprinting plants and other textures, incorporating found objects, burnishing and applying terra sigilatta.

The workshop will conclude with a pit (or sawdust) firing in which the pots will be buried in sawdust and smoldered overnight. This smokes the pots in an unpredictable manner. Multiple techniques will be employed to encourage variations including the use of sulfates, masking parts of the surface and wrapping the pots with cooper wire, which often leaves trails. Returning and advanced students will be encouraged to try new challenges such as incorporating found objects and making tripods.
Jimmy's approach to working with clay is in cooperation with the material where the creator is encouraged to "listen to the clay". That is to allow the clay and the environment to help determine the ultimate size and form. This passive or intuitive method is complimented by the firing that defies ultimate control. Clark considers himself but one of three integral components in the creation of a piece: maker, material and fire.
This is an eight session class, with the last class being on Sunday, 8/21/22. There is no class on 7/4/22, 7/11/22, and 8/15/22. Session dates are 6/20, 6/27, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 8/19, 8/21. 8/19 is a Friday, the time will be 2:00 - 5:00. On this day you will be starting the Pit Firing. The last day is Sunday, 8/21. On this day you will be removing your pots from the pit firing.
Class tuition includes your first bag of stoneware clay as well as glazes and firing fees for coursework completed in class. Please take a moment to sign up for EZ Text!
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or 2021-2022 Friend Membership
or 2021-2022 Patron Membership
or 2021-2022 Sponsor Membership
or 2021-2022 Adult Membership


Jimmy Clark


June 20 - August 21, 2022

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Monday, Sunday

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Wayne Art Center

413 Maplewood Ave WaynePA  19087

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