Wheel 2 - Tuesday Mornings with Addison Woolsey (3/1-4/5), 10AM-1PM
Dates: Tuesday, March 1st – April 5th (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. We will look at historical and contemporary traditions of the vessel, while also considering the work of artists who explore the more abstract potential of wheel-thrown forms, such as Beate Kuhn, Ruth Duckworth, the Japanese Sodeisha movement, and Robert Sperry.
*This course is intended for students who have completed Wheel 1, and/or have prior experience on the wheel
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: Addison Woolsey
About your instructor: Addison Woolsey is a ceramic artist, writer and translator who lives and works between Mexico City and Los Angeles. Since 2016, he has been a member of the artist-run studio Taller Mono Rojo in Mexico City, and he has been a visiting artist at studios in Oaxaca, Seattle, and Medellín. In addition to his work as a ceramic artist, Addison translates poetry and art criticism from Spanish and French to English. He is currently in the second year of a Master’s Program in Latin American Studies at UCLA, where his research concerns the ethnographic legacy of Maud Oakes, an American painter, anthropologist, and Jungian psychoanalytic scholar. His ceramic work explores materiality and non-linguistic communicative practices, drawing from diverse ceramic histories and contemporary scholarship in anthropology and the environmental humanities.