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Teen Pottery: Throwing and Hand Building

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Venue:
May Carter Pottery Studio
Time:
July 12 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
$135
End Date:
July 16
Number of Classes/Day:
1 week, Monday - Friday
Ages:
13-18
Register by:
July 10

Join Instructor Don Shuler as he instructs students in the basics of wheel throwing and hand building in clay in this one week camp for children ages 13-18.  Students will create projects throughout the week and their projects will be fired and returned to them in a couple of weeks after the camp.  Students may bring a snack and beverage.

 

 

Instructor: Don Shuler

 

Don Shuler was first introduced to ceramics in college as an Art Major. In 1983 he earned his B.A. Degree from Arizona State University, in Studio Art, specializing in sculpture.

For the past 25 years he has taught art at the high school level. For eight of those years he has had the great pleasure of teaching ceramics, which has become his true passion. In addition to teaching, he has coached wrestling at the college and high school level for 30 years.

​His pottery has been sold and displayed at the Lynchburg Community Market as well as some local coffee shops. He has also been commissioned to make specific pottery pieces for a variety of clientele. Many of his pieces have been sold at various local craft venues in our area. Some of his pottery has been featured in the Lynchburg Living Magazine.

​Don has a small pottery business called Providence Pottery. His studio is currently set up in his basement, where he makes mugs, piggy banks, bowls, vases, tea sets, small pitchers and lanterns. All his work is Cone 6 Stoneware that is fired at (2,200 degrees), making it dishwasher and microwave safe and easy to maintain. He makes all his own Glazes which are lead free and free of harmful chemicals, as well as safe for eating and drinking.

When he’s not working in clay, he enjoys hunting, hiking, canoeing and spending time with his family. He also still enjoys being involved in the sport of wrestling.

 


 

Sponsored by:

 

Academy Center of the Arts

Supported by the BWXT Access Program

with Education Access Program Discounts Underwritten by

Register
Venue:
May Carter Pottery Studio
Time:
July 12 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
$135
End Date:
July 16
Number of Classes/Day:
1 week, Monday - Friday
Ages:
13-18
Register by:
July 10

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