- Apr 2, 2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Apr 16, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Date: Saturday, April 2, 2022
(glazing: April 16, 10am-12pm)
Instructor: Johanna Buwalda
Have you been thinking about trying your skill at wheel throwing, but hesitate to commit to a 6-week class? Try our 1-day boot camp to help you decide if wheel throwing is for you!
Join Johanna Buwalda on Saturday, April 2 from 9:00am to 3:00pm (1 hour break for lunch)
From 9:00 am-noon, participants will center, open, and pull ten consecutive vessels. Participants will then choose their two best and set them aside while they break for lunch. From 1:00 – 3:00 pm Participants will trim and prepare each of their two vessels. After the vessels are dried and fired, participants are invited to return to the Warehouse on Saturday, April 16 from 10:00 am–noon to learn about glazing and preparation for glaze firing. Participants will glaze their two vessels and stage them for glaze firing. Participants will be notified when their vessels are fired and ready for pick up. Cost is $80.00 (includes, clay, glaze, firings, and instruction). Space is limited.
Participants may keep extra vessels for $3 each.
Meet the Instructor:
Johanna Buwalda was born and raised in the Netherlands. After some roaming around the world and living in various countries, she settled in Chicago in 1994. Johanna has a master’s degree in Education in Early Childhood Development, and a master’s degree in Psychology. She is licensed to practice clinical counseling in both Illinois and Wisconsin.
Johanna has over 30 years of experience as a therapist, administrator, and trainer working with survivors of war including refugees, torture survivors, development workers, and veterans in the Netherlands, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and the US. She has written and presented extensively about her work.
Johanna is currently self-employed, serving as an independent contractor therapist for Road Home Program for Veterans and their families at Rush University Hospital in Chicago. She also works alongside immigration attorneys to help immigrant families stay together. She is a clinical volunteer for various veteran organizations and The Marjorie Kovler Center for the Treatment of Survivors of Torture.
Since moving to our beautiful Northwoods in 2018, Johanna loves her new life kayaking the Wisconsin River with David and their four dogs, and making pottery in her home studio as well as at the Warehouse. She pioneered our one-day beginning wheel boot camp and teaches multiple level studio pottery classes as well as our popular monthly (weekly during the summer) clay class. She also teaches various classes in our youth program.