Wheel Throwing - Intermediate to Advanced

Gravy Boat.jpg
Large Bowl Design.jpg
Small Pitcher.jpg
Teapot.jpg
Gravy Boat.jpg
Large Bowl Design.jpg
Small Pitcher.jpg
Teapot.jpg
sold out

Wheel Throwing - Intermediate to Advanced

290.00

Instructor: Chris Parris

Tuesdays 7pm10pm

Intermediate/Advanced level

Chris’s teaching style references his experience at KCAI and as a production potter where the throwing potter should make as many pieces as possible; this trains the hand and the eye simultaneously.  Practice makes perfect. 

As a former design engineer/product designer, Chris emphasizes how important it is to develop designs and concepts prior to making the work.  This requires a thorough understanding of how to create with clay.

LOOK as much as possible; SKETCH to refine the idea and PRACTICE a lot. 

NOTE: This is NOT a beginning wheel class.

CLASS REGISTRATION POLICY

Priority registration is given to the current students in a class. Their deadline to re-enroll is class #5 of each 8-class session. 

The number of students opting out of re-enrollment will open up that many spots, initially, to people on each class's notification list. We're limiting the number of people on the notification list to 12 max, and a given notification list is solely tied to a specific class session (e.g,, May 2 - July 2). There’s no roll-over of the notification list to the following session. 

Should we be unable to fill this class via the notification list, we’ll add a registration link to this page, first-come/first-serve.

TUE. NIGHT CLASS SCHEDULE

The next Tue. night session begins June 4. Please add your name to the notification list below if you’re interested.

Enroll

Bio

Chris Parris received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts with a minor in ceramics.  Once he became committed to clay, he attended a fall clay concentration at Penland School of Craft in North Carolina, followed by one year clay intensive at Kansas City Art Institute.  Soon thereafter he became the ceramics studio manager at Truro Center for the Arts – Cape Cod MA which was an ideal position to expand his technical and teaching skills.  At the conclusion of the ceramics studio manager position and over 5 years of teaching ceramics, Chris started his own production ceramic studio selling high quality studio pottery running for over 7 years.  In addition to his clay experience Chris has recently worked as a design engineer for decorative light fixture manufacturers expanding his knowledge of product design and product manufacturing.  Chris is now focused on sharing his knowledge of clay and design as well as developing a new body of clay work.