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Throw Your Own Flower Pots
Instructor: Jane Dillon
Price: $215.00
Dates: 04/22 – 05/20
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm (3 hours)
Class Days: Saturdays
Number of Classes: 5
No Class On: 02/23/17
April showers bring May flowers; and you’re going to need something to plant those flowers in! Why not learn how to make your own unique vessels for flowers, herbs, foliage, or more. Under the guidance of the instructor, students will custom design and build pots to suit their growing needs; whether for indoor or outdoor use. Students will look at contemporary and historic examples of planters, and browse through seed catalogues and garden design sites for inspiration. Each week, a new technique will be demonstrated. Students will learn about hand building planters in any shape, and develop skills in wheel work. Time will be given to creating stamps, springs, and more in order to achieve rich surfaces on your planters and flowerpots. No previous ceramics experience necessary—this class is open to all levels. Materials and tools will be provided. Enrollment in this course includes additional access to one monitored Open Studio session per week; either on Thursday afternoons from 3:00pm – 6:00pm, Friday evenings from 5:00pm - 8:00pm, or Sunday evenings from 5:00pm - 8:00pm.
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Instructor Info: Jane Dillon:
Jane Dillon is a teacher, potter, and designer from Providence. After graduating from RISD, she apprenticed in San Francisco, then went on to grad school in Boulder, building a traditional 50 foot long anagama wood kiln on the way. She headed the ceramic program at the Appalachian Center for Crafts, bringing in artists to collaborate in new genres. Over the years she has taught students from age 6 to 90, from Mendocino, California to Cortona, Italy. Jane loves studio collaboration and continues to be inspired by the Steel Yard.