Wheel Throwing

Aug 26, 2021 5:30PM—Sep 30, 2021 8:00PM

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Thursdays August 26 – September 30 , 5:30-8:00pm
Level/Age: Beginner, 16+
Cost: Member $190, Non-Member $200


In this six-week series, students will learn the foundational skills for throwing pots on the wheel. They will learn centering, basic throwing techniques, trimming, glazing, and more to begin their journey in clay. While this class is geared toward beginners, students who have some introductory skills that they wish to expand on are welcome.


About the teacher:

John Smolenski graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with an MFA from the School for American Craftsmen. His work has been in numerous exhibitions, including Xerox Craft Invitational, Six Functional Potters, NYS Craftsmen Craft Fair, and Southern Tier Crafts National. John was associate professor of ceramics at both Keuka College and State University College at Oswego. John taught high school art at Skaneateles Central Schools for 29 years, where he developed the ceramics program. Many students received prestigious awards, including Gold and Silver Keys, at the Scholastic Art Awards, under John’s direction. In 2014, he was honored by the National Scholastic Art Association as Teacher of the Year.