AUG 2 – SEP 20, 2019
Instructor: Claire Thibodeau
This course explores the potter’s wheel as a tool for creating functional vessels and will include instruction for surface design (slip work, underglazes, carving) as well as glazing. Claire will introduce students to contemporary and historical artworks produced on the potter’s wheel to show what is possible in the wonderful world of clay. This class is open to all levels with specific demos on compound forms (moon jar), handles, finials, and trimming. For the more advanced students, individualized demos will be offered.
With your 8 week class registration, students receive 8 complimentary drop in days to work on class projects for the duration of the class.
$30 materials fee due at registration covers your first bag of clay, firing, and glazes. Additional clay may be purchased as necessary.
To register for this class please call (707) 938-4626 x1
Claire Thibodeau was recently the Sonoma Ceramics Artist in Residence at the Sonoma Community Center. She received her BFA from Alfred University with a concentration in Ceramics in 2015. Her work has been exhibited at The Society for Contemporary Craft, Clay Penn, Taos Clay Studio, and Objective Clay. Claire has participated in internship opportunities at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and Haystack Mountain School of Craft. In 2015, she became an Artist in Resident and Studio Coordinator at Union Project in Pittsburgh, PA. Originally from Massachusetts, she lives in Petaluma, CA and teaches at the Sonoma Community Center.