Creative Play with Clay for ages 13-16 (P23)

Instructor: Kärin Rothwell

Bring ceramic ideas alive as you learn how to make things out of clay without using the wheel. Find out how to move clay around, putting pieces together to create something from your imagination. We can make functional things to use at home, or artwork worthy of standing on a pedestal! Each class will begin with a demonstration and group time before working on individual projects that are open to student expression, while incorporating our weekly lesson. After building, the class will cover decorating and glazing techniques, and students will go home with completed projects at the end of the session. This class is meant specifically for teens. No class May 25. $70 Materials fee applied

'Let him who would have wisdom seek it in the buttercup or in a pinch of red clay' - Kahlil Gibran

Kärin Rothwell became a student of clay under the tutelage of Karen Williamson at the Davidson Pottery at Dartmouth College in 1981, followed by post-grad classes at UNH and workshops at Haystack Mountain School in Maine and 'Phoenix' with Gerry Williams in Goffstown. Surrounded in the rich history of strong clay cultures while living in the Middle East, Holland, Spain and Mexico in her early years led to her own desire for personal exploration in the medium. Kärin was a teacher/trainer at Dartmouth for many years and began the children’s program at the League of NH Craftsmen in 1984.