Tue, Jan 05|
Ceramics: Intro To The Wheel
Spend a fun night playing with clay! Dustin will teach you the basics of throwing on the Wheel to make cups, bowls, vases, and more..
Time & Location
Jan 05, 2021, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Mankato Makerspace, 1700 3rd Ave, Mankato, MN 56001, USA
About The Event
This class will focus on using the ceramics wheel to create functional ware. The goal of this class is to throw three vessels. At the end of the class we will arrange a second session for you to come back and trim your pieces (Ceramics: Glazing or Trimming).
NOTE: you may take this class as many times as you would like. Each session we will continue to develop skills and techniques.
Time to have fun getting down and dirty with some pottery work. Make sure you wear old clothes, close toe shoes
and if you have long hair throw it up for the night.
Sign Up With Friends! bring some beers or wine ( 21+ of course) and make this class a fun outing!
We have all been cooped up during these strange and stressful times. Many of us are trying to find fun and safe activities to do with friends and family to help us reconnect after being apart for so all. Class sizes are small and people will be spaced out.
Rest assured that the Makerspace staff are doing their best to keep this a safe environment with extra cleaning and safety protocols. High traffic surfaces are swiped down with clorox throughout the day but please help us out by following these protocols:
If you have been feeling sick please communicate with instructor to postpone or reschedule, open communication is Key!
Sign in when you arrive, Wear your masks, Have A Blast During Class, Wash your hands periodically, Sign out once you take off for the night.
Your Instructor for this class will be Dustin Swiers, if you need to get ahold of him to schedule/ reschedule a class, ask a question or advice on a project, or want to commission Dustin to make and/or help build a project for you then
please contact him here:
Dustin Swiers: firstname.lastname@example.org 507-273-0745
A Little about the instructor:
"Dustin is a very patient and encouraging teacher, all of the classes I have taken with him have been fun and informative. He has a nack for making you feel comfortable right away in the artistic process and eases any anxieties you might have about trying a new art form."
Dustin is a visual artist who has been honing his craft for over 10 years, he has his Bachelors of Fine Arts BFA and Masters of Arts MA degree in Metal Scuplture and Creamics from MNSU. He also is a professional Glass artist and is the sole proprietor of Flame In Hand Glass. He is a board member and our Metal, Glass and Ceramic Shop Lead here at the Mankato Makerspace, where he helps run the shop and teaches classes on Glass blowing/ Lampworking, Stained glass, Pottery, Welding and metal fabricating/ sculpture. You are in safe and capable hands with this knowledgeable individual.
Intro To The Wheel