Monday, April 25, 2011

Jim Horsford Pottery Classes at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts

We are very excited to welcome back Jim Horsford to offer FREE Pottery classes to Pittsfield high school students and inexpensive classes for adults.  No experience is necessary.

Classes begin on Wednesday May 4th and Thursday May 5th from 2:45pm-4:45pm for high school students, followed by the adult class from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Classes last 6 weeks, and will end Wednesday June 8th and Thursday June 9th, 2011.

FREE for Pittsfield High School Students
$195 for adults, includes all materials

28 Renne Avenue, Pittsfield, MA 01201
Course Description:

The course is 12 hours of instruction on the potter’s wheel. No experience is needed. Beginners are welcome.

1. First class:

Students wedge two pieces of clay and step by step we throw two small pots: a mug and a bowl.

2. Second class:

We continue throwing and make three more pots.

3. Third class:

Now that we have five pots that have been kept moist in plastic and we trim the bottoms of the pieces.

4. Fourth Week:

Its back to throwing, and we make three larger pots.

5. Week five:

Work from week four is trimmed, handles are made for mugs and pitchers, clay can be added to the exterior of work or textures can be carved into the surface of work.

6. Week six:

Each student will have six to eight pots that they will glaze.

About a week after glazing, students from all classes will return for a pick-up celebration.

For more information check out his website.

Check out some of his students' work below:

To sign-up for classes call Jim at 413-243-3261 or email him at:

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