Wheel Throwing Basics

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

What better way to spend a Sunday evening before the week starts than by playing with clay? We'll start by introducing you to the studio and giving a basic demonstration of throwing a basic cylinder on the potter's wheel. Come "dabble" with us to see if working with clay and pottery is something you'd like to explore in one of multi-session workshops.


This hands-on introductory experience will allow every guest a chance to sample centering their clay on the wheel and learn some basic techniques to forming cylinders, trimming, and other throwing skills.


Please note, there will not be a finished project or take home from this workshop. Just some new friends and deeper understanding of this creative outlet!

What to Bring

Please wear some clothes you won't mind getting dirty...it will wash out but you'll likely get some clay on you!

What's Provided

All materials are provided!

What You Can Expect
  • Learn basics of Wheel throwing
Custom Cancellation Policy

Classes are non-refundable after the first class commences and Dabble's cancellation policy before class stands.

Location
GnarWare Workshop
1838 West Cermak Rd,
Chicago , IL , 60608

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$35 per Ticket

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MORE ABOUT YOUR HOST

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.

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    A.J M.
    Reviewed on 02/17/19

    Lots of fun...Liz is a great teacher. Highly recommend this class.

    Lots of fun...Liz is a great teacher. Highly recommend this class.

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    Katie T.
    Reviewed on 02/10/19

    Liz was a great teacher! We had fun learning some of the basics of wheel throwing and look forward to trying it out with her again. Low key and friendly atmosphere. We really enjoyed our night!

    Liz was a great teacher! We had fun learning some of the basics of wheel throwing and look forward to trying it out with her again. Low key and friendly atmosphere. We really enjoyed our night!

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    Payal M.
    Reviewed on 01/28/19

    This class was amazing. Liz and Carleigh are both awesome instructors who really paid attention to everyone in the class. I'll definatly be going back for more!

    This class was amazing. Liz and Carleigh are both awesome instructors who really paid attention to everyone in the class. I'll definatly be going back for more!

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    Erin D.
    Reviewed on 07/18/18

    I loved this class. Laid back and fun. Very informative. We had the chance to try to make two cups/bowls. Instructor is great.

    I loved this class. Laid back and fun. Very informative. We had the chance to try to make two cups/bowls. Instructor is great.

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    Michele R.
    Reviewed on 07/16/18

    First dabble class; fun experience! Liz was an excellent teacher with great energy and sincere interest in introducing all of us to wheel throwing (pottery). Highly recommend; the two hours flew by!

    First dabble class; fun experience! Liz was an excellent teacher with great energy and sincere interest in introducing all of us to wheel throwing (pottery). Highly recommend; the two hours flew by!

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