• Feb 4, 2020
    9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Feb 18, 2020
    9:30 am - 11:30 am

Learn how to make a hand-built vessel with legs with artist Bonnie Grebner!

February 4th and 18th, 9:30am-11:30am

Cost: $45.00 / person

     

In the first session we will create a cylinder and then modify it to form legs. You will be shown how to turn it into a mug or a vase.  Possible surface design techniques will be shown, however the surface design will be your choice.  In the second session you will glaze your piece.  In approximately one week, you can come back to the Warehouse and pick up your finished piece.  All materials will be provided.  Some experience with clay is recommended.

Artist Biography

Bonnie Grebner was a teacher for six years and an engineering analyst at John Deere for 26 years.  She also studied photography, pottery and fused glass with emphasis on raku pottery.  Her mentors were Nina Ward, Delores Fortuna, Nancy Gardner and Doug Reynolds.  While working at John Deere, she taught adult evening pottery classes at the Waterloo Art Museum for eight years.  Her work has shown in galleries in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas and Wisconsin and currently at The Bereskin Art Gallery, Bettendorf, IA and in Bellevue, IA.  In 1997 her angel sculpture was selected by the Dayton/Marshall Field’s Stores for their one of kind hand-built Christmas item and sold throughout the U.S.

Artist’s Statement

Art has always been a part of my life, but took a back seat to my analytical ‘day job’.  Retirement now provides the opportunity to explore my creative side.  Most of my work is hand built, and raku fired.  I’ve recently started fusing glass and combine pottery and glass in single assemblies.  Much of my work is inspired by nature or my architectural background.