Wheel-Thrown Pottery for Beginners
What you'll learn
- Understanding of the technical processes, concepts and practices of pottery wheel based art.
- Student will be able to throw basic forms on the pottery wheel.
- No experience necessary, you will need to have access to clay and a pottery wheel if you would like to participate in the exercises.
This course offers a thorough, well-organized, and detailed approach to the numerous aspects of the of the potter's wheel as a mode of artistic expression. Students learn through text, video demonstrations and skill building exercises that walk individuals through a strategic hierarchy of beginning forms. The class moves through studio set up and safety, construction processes, to artistic aesthetic choices.
The class is a thoughtful blend of artistic guidance and fundamental educational goals for art students, Wheel-Thrown Pottery for Beginners was developed for varying levels of art courses and for individuals wishing to pursue their own ceramic education. The class will enable you to speak knowledgeably about the medium, understand techniques, outline clear forming steps, and to expand your knowledge of the pottery’s wheel.
Who this course is for:
- This is a great course for anyone interested in art, pottery and/or ceramics.
- Is a great tool to any one taking a clay/ceramic class.
- A good resource for teachers with limited ceramic knowledge, like high school instructors.
- Great resource for the art classroom.
Trent Berning earned his M.F.A. in ceramics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and has over twenty-five years of ceramic experience. Trent recently published his first ceramic book "A Ceramic Guide: The Art of Creating and Teaching Wheel-Thrown Ceramics" which covers artistic processes of the pottery wheel. He is now an associate professor of art at Daytona State College in Daytona Beach, Florida. Professor Berning and his work have been featured on numerous television programs including Southern California Living, Live at Five, and CreArtivity. He has had various publications in such outlets as the Lark Books 500 series and Clay Times Magazine. In addition to teaching and conducting workshops across the country, he frequently exhibits his original work, which has been shown across the nation.