- May 13, 2023
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
May 27, 2023
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1-Day Pottery Wheel Play
Date: Saturday, May 13
Time: 9am-3pm (lunch break at noon)
(glazing: Saturday, May 27 12-2pm)
Cost: $80 / person
Instructor: Lisa Opfer
This class is for absolute beginners with no experience, to advanced beginners. Students will learn the basic process of throwing clay on a potter’s wheel with the goal of producing 3 bowls. additional bowls are $3.00 each. During the second session students will learn about glazing their pieces with glaze and simple beginner techniques using underglazing, and carving techniques.
Please note: Short, short nails will have the best results and if you have long hair please bring a hair tie. A minimum of 3 students are needed for the class. Should we not achieve this number please be open to consolidating into another bootcamp class. Thank you! I look forward to meeting you!! -Lisa
6 hours of of very fun instruction
5 lbs of clay/3 bowls
Glazing and glaze firing
Participants can check facebook announcements when projects are ready for pick up.
Meet the instructor: Lisa Opfer
“I have been interested in art and artists my whole life. I began painting as a young girl. After careful planning and positioning I decide on a composition to be incorporated onto my wheel thrown and/or hand-built stoneware objects. How my lines and objects interrelate on the picture plane is just as essential as the subject I’m depicting. My images are a quiet glimpse into the spaces that are meticulously arranged. I invite my viewers to look in.
I am an artisan that makes quality, distinctive product in small quantities, using traditional methods and materials. Without the ability to actualize an idea or concept, art wouldn’t exist. My work is a constant search for the best ways to interpret the ideas I have about myself and the world I live in. I do not limit myself to one style or concept. Inspiration and ideas change. Knowledge changes.
I regularly have taken pottery classes for the past 3 years. I exhibit my work at the Art Center in Eagle River, WI. I teach beginning pottery and several subject specific clay classes as well.”