Patterns, Colors, and Carvings!
Date: 3 Mondays, December 5, 12, 19, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM or 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Instructor: Erika Novak
Level: Prior clay experience needed (Minimum Age: 16)
Location: Studio 4A
Materials fee for 25 lbs of stoneware clay: $28
Tuition: $150 includes glazes and firing, Members save 10%
This class will focus on carving and decorating clay in the leather-hard stages. We will create unique patterns using precisely measured shapes and stencils. There will be a focus on color theory and the use of underglazes. We will also go over different carving tools and attempt to make our own.
Tuition includes the use of the ceramic studio during an active session.
• Bring your favorite carving tools if you have any and a few different colors of underglazes (Amaco Velvet Underglazes are recommended)
• Leather-hard piece for carving
• Ceramics starter kit (they can be found at a Michael’s or any art and craft store or online)
• Medium size bucket
• Large sponge for clean-up
• Two large towels
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.