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Fall 6-Week All Levels Wheel Throwing

Fall 6-Week All Levels Wheel Throwing

Regular price $350.00 USD
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With a main focus on functional pottery, beginner students will learn how to use the equipment in the studio and how to use the wheel while more advanced students will further use the wheel as a tool to create work made partially or entirely from thrown forms.  All students will be encouraged to experiment with surface and altering techniques to transform their work from pots to functional works of art.  

Students will leave the class with finished work they can use at home that's dishwasher safe!

All students receive one month of FREE MEMBERSHIP at the ICA ceramics studio following the conclusion of the course.

16 and up.
Learn to use the wheel, how to throw, center clay, alter shapes, learn to trim and use glazes.
Six Week Class Schedule
Thursdays, 5:30pm-8:30pm
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7
Teaching Artist
Isra Basurto
Non-member $350
General membership and above $315 (Please use discount code: ICAMEMBERSAVE at checkout)

About the teacher

I was first introduced to ceramics by an anthropologist in Mexico City when I was 16. I signed up for a clay class, which I thought would involve making and firing ceramics, but instead it focused on grinding wild clay under the sun in order to prepare the material and primitive hand-building techniques. Despite all this and not having any kilns to fire the pieces, it somehow ignited my interest. It wasn’t until I moved to California a year later that I was introduced to stoneware and porcelain and ceramics turned into a passion. I devoted my university final project to a ceramics solo exhibit and went on to a ceramics program in Valencia, Spain afterwards. Throughout the years I have continued exploring a fusion of primitive techniques with refined materials which I find fascinating. I like modifying clay bodies with ceramic stains and aggregates, crafting with a blend of primitive techniques and other practices like Nerikomi, and adding finishes like sprayed glazes and gold-luster.


Interested in deepening your ceramics knowledge? This class forms part of the ICA Ceramics Certificate Program course sequence. To learn more and save on ICA courses, click here.

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