Creative Concepts in Clay

Date: 8 Tuesdays, June 7 - August 2, 2022 (no class 7/5)
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Instructor: Erika Novak from Round Trip Clayworks
Prerequisite: 1 clay class at FVAC or permission from Ceramics Manager

Location: Studio 2A
Tuition: $310 Non-Members / $280 Members includes glazes and firing
Materials fee for 25 lbs of stoneware clay payable to the instructor or with registration: $25
Minimum Age: 16

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Class Description

LIMITED TO 4 STUDENTS! Use your basic ceramics skills and explore your creativity to find your artistic voice in your work. You will find inspiration from contemporary ceramic artists and learn new techniques such as altering thrown forms, surface creation and combining different methods for a unique look. There will be a focus on design and craftsmanship for functional and sculptural pieces.

Tuition includes the use of the ceramic studio during an active session. Reserve Time Slot in Ceramic Studio


Materials
Download materials list here
• Potter’s starter kit (they can be found at a Michael’s or any art and craft store)
• Medium size bucket
• Large sponge for clean-up
• Two large towels

Students should come prepared with nails cut and dress appropriately (meaning you’re going to get dirty).


About the Instructor

Erika Novak is a ceramic artist who focuses on wheel-thrown collections of pottery both functional and decorative. Her work includes a series of cups and mugs and vases, bottles, and hanging objects like lamps and planters. Erika pulls inspiration from patterns and textures found in Art deco architecture, early 20th-century design, as well as patterns found in American Southwestern textiles. After studying ceramics and art in college Erika now works as a full-time potter creating and selling her work at nationally ranked art fairs and showcases. Visit Erika's website.