9:00 am-3:30 pm
Boys and girls ages 12-16
Deposit required: $700
Tools, clay, firing, slip and glazes included.
Space is limited to 10.
Minimum of five required.
Pottery Camp is open both to kids who have no experience on the wheel as well as to more advanced potters. Kids will learn to wedge clay, center it and throw a basic cylinder. From there, the possibilities are endless. We will learn to pull and attach handles, and we will cover various surface treatments: slips, textures, carving and ultimately glazing.
The finished stoneware pots will be fully functional, microwavable and food/dishwasher safe. We will talk about objects that we use. What is it about an object that makes it a favorite? Is it the size, the weight, the color, the memories it invokes, or the fact that it functions efficiently? How does our interaction with these objects affect our lives?
We will concentrate on proficiency on the wheel during the first week. The second week will involve glazing and some more focused wheel-throwing projects.
Liz Kinder has been a professional potter for her entire adult life. She studied art at Amherst College and received her master’s from the Royal College of Art in London. She has three children at Penn Charter. Color and texture are her passion. She’s shown her work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, the GFS craft show, the PA Guild’s Rittenhouse Craft show and many others. She makes sinks and tile for local award-winning developer Onion Flats, and tableware for renowned chefs, including Michael Salomonov and Marc Vetri.
She sees pottery as a perfect antidote to our kids’ screen-saturated worlds. The potter’s wheel is messy, fun, and takes grit and tenacity. For more information, visit Liz Kinder’s website.