Intro to Wheel Throwing: 6 Weeks

Event Category

Arts & DIY

Note: This is a multi-session event series. By purchasing the event package, you acknowledge that you can attend all event dates included below.
Event Overview

Saturdays 4-6pm June 23-July28

-This class is for those new to wheel throwing.

- Covers: centering clay on the wheel, basic cylinders, trimming, and other throwing skills

- 25 lbs of clay included. $2/pound to purchase more clay (glaze included in the price)

- First come first serve access to the studio during open hours for the duration of the class.

- Classes non-refundable after once the first class commences. Make-up classes negotiable, but not guaranteed. If you have a conflict with a class please let us know in advance. 

Minimum age

All ages welcome

What's Provided

Clay, tools, Wheels

What You Can Expect From This Experience
  • Wheel Throwing
  • DIY Clay Bowls
  • Make Your own Dishes
Cancellation Policy

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GnarWare Workshop is a Chicago based ceramics studio. This space is dedicated to providing studios, workshops, and drop-in tutorials to help artists and hobbyists work through ideas. GnarWare is committed to material and conceptual experimentation as a workshop and community gathering place. GnarWare encourages conversations around developing skills and de-skilling developments.

Liz McCarthy founded GnarWare Workshop after finishing her MFA at UIC. Her practice combines non-traditional ceramic methods with performance and photography. She received a BFA from University of North Carolina at Asheville, where she first began dabbling in clay. She regularly exhibits her installations and performances throughout the city and beyond, in the fall of 2017 she is shared her “Whistle Hangout” performance at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and created an interactive clay installation entitled “The Pen” at the Riverside Arts Center. She also teaches classes for children with Marwen, SkyArt, and C.A.P.E.

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