Beginners Throwing- Thursdays, June 6th – July 18th, 10:00am – 1:00pm


June 6th - July 18th (Excluding July 4th)
Thursdays, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

This course will introduce the fundamentals of throwing clay on the pottery wheel including wedging, centering on the wheel, and instruction on making cups, mugs, and bowls. Learn the alteration methods of sculpting, darting, and faceting, form handles, and trim feet. Focus on the practice of repetition to create a cohesively designed set or embrace the iterative potential of open-ended experimentation, culminating with glazing your pots.

Class will meet for 6 weeks total: June 6th – July 18th. There will be a break July 4th week, no class will be held on the 4th of July.

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Instructor Bio

Amy Henson

Amy Henson is a ceramic artist and educator living in Garland. Amy has been wheel throwing and hand building clay objects for 18 years, and exhibits her work locally and nationally. Amy earned her BFA in Studio Art from Southern Methodist University in 2007, and her MFA in Ceramics from University of North Texas in 2022. She has been teaching in ceramics since 2021 at UNT, first as a graduate student and now as adjunct faculty, and since 2022 at the Brookhaven campus of Dallas College. Amy has also taught various workshops in the D/FW area. Her current work focuses on maternal feminism and animal forms translated into hand-built sculptural vessels. Amy enjoys working with beginners and established makers alike. She demonstrates a diverse array of methods to encourage experimentation, and supports students’ ideas and hands-on execution to build their confidence and skill.”