April Intermediate/Advanced Wheel Throwing

  • (Class 1/4)
     April 7, 2022
     9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • (Class 2/4)
     April 14, 2022
     9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • (Class 3/4)
     April 21, 2022
     9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • (Class 4/4)
     April 28, 2022
     9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Intermediate/Advanced Wheel Throwing (4-week class)

Dates: Thursdays 4/7, 14, 21, 28

Time: 9am-12pm

Instructor: John Langer

Cost: $185 / participant

Are you interested in honing your skills on the potter’s wheel? This offering is perfect for those who have some experience and consider their skill level to be intermediate or advanced in relation to the potter’s wheel. You should be comfortable centering clay and pulling a decent wall. Further your skills under the guidance of John Langer, an experienced studio potter, in a small class setting with no more than 6 students.

Cost includes:
-12 hours instruction
-all materials


Meet the Instructor:

John is a teacher who pots and a potter who teaches.
“At one time I was a science teacher.  I was walking past the art room and was drawn in by the activity.  I was treated to a ball of clay being slammed onto the wheel and then watched it become a beautiful form.  Something I had never seen before.  This was pre “Ghost”.  I was hooked.

I took a community night class and eventually purchased a potter’s wheel.  Thus started the long learning curve.  That was 1971.  The path was , at times, frustrating. Yet, that journey was like a siren’s song, luring.  Over the decades I have spent thousands of hours at the the craft and still see no end to the avenues to explore.  It is truly a lifetime hobby.

I found that I enjoyed sharing and teaching pottery as much as I did making it.  Maybe more!  The Warehouse was just the venue I was looking for.  A place to teach.  Certainly a place to volunteer and contribute to the community.  I joined the board and was asked to put together a ceramics studio and program.  We had just secured a building.  The stage was set.  Countless hours of work.  Pulling together equipment.  Accepting gracious donations.  Finally the studio that we have today.  Still a work in progress.  Six wheels, two kilns a slab roller and work surfaces.  This is the center of a vibrant community of potters with a full spectrum of abilities, directions and interests.  Also works in progress.  We offer a program featuring dedicated instructors and offer open studio time.   We feel that we are on a successful path.  We are only looking for you to join us on that path.

My most recent career was that of a P.A. For 35 years at the Marshfield Clinic in Minocqua.

After retirement my wife, Vicki, and I moved to St. Germain, where I have a studio and gallery,   We enjoy a quiet spot on the backwaters of the Wisconsin River.  We share it with three horses and four dogs.”

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