Instructor: Myung Ahn
USING THE POTTER’S WHEEL
January 7–February 13, 2020
(Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6pm–8pm)
W20C202 • Beginning to Intermediate
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The Potter’s Wheel is a quintessential tool in the history of ceramics. It is a beautiful thing to operate and even simply watching a potter on the wheel can be meditative and relaxing. A skilled potter makes the process look effortless, but the reality is the potter’s wheel is a very difficult thing to master. This six-week course is designed for beginning and intermediate wheel throwers, no experience is necessary. Students will develop strong foundational techniques of centering, pulling and shaping clay on the potter’s wheel that will improve even an experienced wheel thrower’s abilities.
The class will also cover trimming and decorating on the wheel, and students will have both reduction and oxidation firing options for their work. If you have ever been interested in the wheel, have tried it and would like to get back into the practice, or would like to improve your skills, this is a great class for you.
Tuesday classes will be demonstration and project introduction time. Thursday classes will be more open studio style student work time with some guidance from the teacher. There will also be Open Studio time available to students on Sundays, 11am to 1pm, with no teacher guidance.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
MYUNG AHN was born and raised in Jinju, Korea. He immigrated to the United States when he was 19. He struggled fitting into society for many years until he took his first ceramics class at Sierra College in 2014. It’s not that he fell in love with clay immediately; it was more like the clay chose him gradually. Myung graduated from Humboldt State University in 2018 with a Studio Art (ceramics) degree, and he is taking a first step out here at the Mendocino Art Center as an Artist in Residence. He started as a potter, making large vessels until he transferred to HSU where he explored and developed non-functional sculptural vessels, aka his “Clay Speaks Series.”
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TUITION & FEES
Current MAC Members: $247
Non-members: $275 plus a $45 non-member registration fee
There is a registration fee of $45 for each class for non-members. Current Mendocino Art Center members do not pay a registration fee and may take 10% off each class registration. The discount is reflected in the prices above. Not a member yet? You may sign up below.
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REFUNDS & CANCELLATIONS
Cancellations must be made in writing, either by mail or email. If you notify us at least 21 days prior to the first class meeting, you will receive a refund of tuition less a $45 cancellation fee. No refunds will be made after that date for any reason due to our contractual obligations and material acquisitions. If the Art Center is compelled to cancel a class you will receive a full tuition refund. Memberships are non-refundable as they are considered a donation to the Art Center.
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|$320: Non-member tuition price (includes a $45 registration fee)
|$275: Current Mendocino Art Center member
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