THURSDAY & FRIDAY 6:00-9:00PM
APR 18 & 19, 2019
Instructor: Gerald Arrington
Throw, alter, transform! Break free from the symmetry of wheel thrown forms and experience the thrown form as a starting place for endless possibilities for function and sculpture. Gerry will share his signature throwing and altering techniques so you too can make beautiful, naturalistic closed forms.
$30 materials fee due at registration covers your first bag of clay, firing, and glazes. Additional clay may be purchased as needed.
To register for this class please call (707) 938-4626 x1
Gerald spent more than 25 years in Idaho, including attending Idaho State University where he studied Fine Arts and Geology. His love of clay and his fascination with rocks eventually merged into one passion, leading him to develop his unique art forms.
Gerald employs a variety of techniques that he’s developed over nearly 20 years to create his truly one-of-a-kind stoneware ceramics. It’s a process that begins by throwing a closed form on the wheel. While the piece is still on the wheel, colored slips are added to create the stratification. After a period of drying, he begins the altering process by paddling the form until it takes on the shape and characteristics of a river stone. The resulting pieces are reminiscent of stratified sedimentary stones worn and smoothed by water. After creating several stones in a variety of shapes and sizes, he further refines his art into sculpture for the table, home, and garden.