Wheel 2: Modern Mugs & Bowls - Thursday Afternoons with Sarah Klapp (4/21-5/26), 1-4PM
Dates: Thursday, April 21st – May 26th (6 weeks)
Price: $360 (glaze, 1st bag of clay, firing, instruction and drop-in open studio time included). Tools and additional clay available for purchase at Clay Studio.
Description: This six-week course is designed for students who have grasped the foundational skills of wedging, centering, throwing a cylinder, and trimming. While continuing to hone these skills, students will be introduced to new techniques such as assemblage, throwing off the hump, throwing lidded vessels, and working on larger forms. The class will focus on creating a series of modern mugs and bowls, lead by Santa Barbara based ceramicist Sarah Klapp. We will look at historical and contemporary traditions of the vessel, while also exploring the work of a variety of ceramic artists past and present.
*This course is intended for students who have completed Wheel 1, and/or have prior experience on the wheel and throwing repetitive shapes.
Drop-in open studio hours will be available for this course: Students are welcome to come in to Clay Studio during our Open Studio Lab hours to work independently on Sundays from 11AM-4PM, Mondays from 10AM-1PM, Tuesdays from 4PM-8PM, and Fridays from 10AM-1PM. Please note that Open Studio Lab hours are subject to change.
Covid-19 Vaccination Mandate: Starting February 1, 2022, Clay Studio will require all employees, teachers, members and students to be vaccinated in order to enter the studio. You must show your vaccination card, a photo of your vaccination card or your SMART Health Card Record from Ca.gov to a Clay Studio employee on your first day of class. You may also email a photo of the above to info@ClayStudioSB.org.
Instructor: Sarah Klapp
About your instructor:Sarah Klapp has been working with clay for 12 years- ever since her first ceramics class at Dos Pueblos. She then went on to get a Bachelor’s of Art Degree in Ceramics. Creating work under the name Klapp Ceramics, her work has been featured in British Vogue, Santa Barbara Magazine, and shown internationally. She has taught private throwing lessons and is excited to be teaching Wheel 1 at The Clay Studio. Her skill set includes throwing duplicate shapes, making handles, plates, bottle neck shapes, underglaze painting, and sculpture.