Sculptural Ceramics (P23-01)

Instructor: Kärin Rothwell

Let your imagination come alive using clay as a medium for expression. Techniques shared will allow students to form artistic vessels as well as freestanding three-dimensional art objects.  Students will create pieces never seen before as clay is paddled, carved and manipulated into various forms -- lidded boxes, wind chimes, musical instruments and mobiles may be on the agenda. Learn how to construct with clay as well as ‘deconstruct’ as we cover the basics in sculptural design. Work may be decorated with slips and glazes, then fired when finished. The instructor is there to assist in the creation of both functional and ‘non-functional’ creations! Bring a notebook to class.

$70 Materials fee applied at checkout.

'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.