Ceramics: Hand-Building Using Your Own Design

When: Sat. September 26 and Sun. September 27: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Follow-Up Date/Time for Glazing: decided by class
Where: 1582 Mile High Drive, McCall, ID 83638
Price: $130 (19 hours pottery instruction!)
Class Size: Limited to 10 students
Instructor: Genie Sue Weppner

Join Genie Sue Weppner this summer to learn to work with clay from an experienced ceramics artist. You will enjoy the in-depth pottery workshop and leave with stoneware vessels that are dishwasher, microwave and oven safe. The workshop will consist of two parts. The first will consist of a two-day workshop in which vessels will be created. The second part, one week later, will consist of one day devoted to glazing the work. Students will learn how to hand build simple vessels using their own designs created in the workshop. They will use these designs to create a pattern or relief on the surface of the vessel they plan to build. The first day will involve  design and hand building demonstrations, students will then begin creating their designs, and building their vessels. On day two, students continue with the design and creation of vessels. Genie Sue will fire the completed work to the bisque state, and students will return to glaze their work in the final session. Work will then be available for students to pick up after the second firing. Class is limited to 10 students.

About the Instructor: Genie Sue Weppner holds an MFA in Ceramics from University of Miami, FL. She has been working in ceramics since 1978.  After moving to Pocatello, Idaho, she enjoyed a career in the non-profit sector and working for the Department of Health and Welfare.  Since she retired four years ago, she has resumed her passion for pottery on a full time basis.  Her work can be found at Art Source Gallery, Boise, ID; Gallery 55, McCall, ID; Crossroads Carnegie Art Center, Baker City, OR; and at her home studio in Boise, ID.  Her work has been featured in the International Ceramics Association Network juried show at NCECA 2019.  She has won honorable mentions in two juried shows, Art and Soul 2019 in Twin Falls, ID, and Crossroads Carnegie Annual Open Regional Show 2019 in Baker City, OR. She enjoys producing Raku and sawdust-fired Terra Sigillata ware as well as stoneware pottery that is both functional and beautiful.

Note from the Instructor: The workshop will be held in the shop at my place in McCall, 1582 Mile High Drive. The weekend will be spent making pots. A follow up date will be established with the students so they can glaze and pick up their fired work. I will contact all enrolled students prior to the workshop with any additional details.

Click here to reserve your spot. Questions? Email us at gallery55art@gmail.com.