Master the art of working on the potter’s wheel.
In intermediate/advanced classes, fine tune your throwing skills and explore a variety of vessel forms. Investigate complex surface decorating techniques, and foster a personal style.
Disclaimer: Our studios come equipped with 25 electric potters' wheels, a gas reduction kiln and three electric kilns. During the fall and spring terms you’ll have the opportunity to take classes using stoneware, and in the summer month’s porcelain is the material of choice. All work is glaze-fired to cone 10. Clay is included in the cost of tuition (unless you use bagged clay, which may be purchased for $20 per 25-pound bag). Firing charge is five cents per cubic inch for two firings for all work made in classes and workshops. Students must supply their own tools, which may be purchased from 92Y.
Prerequisite: Two semesters of Handbuilding and Wheel Beginner.
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First Session: Tue, May 2, 2017, 10 am - 1 pm
Robert Silverman joined the 92nd Street Y as Director of the Ceramic Center in August 2007. He oversees a large and diverse program offering over 20 classes and serving 1,100 students a year. The program encompasses after-school classes for children and teenagers and a variety of day and night classes for adults. Along with program development, Mr. Silverman's responsibilities include recruiting and managing a faculty of a dozen working artists and managing the professionally equipped ceramics studios.
Originally trained as a social geographer, Mr. Silverman began his career as a ceramic artist over 25 years ago while studying in Japan where exposure to beautiful handmade objects used in daily life inspired him to pursue a career in the arts. He has exhibited internationally and his work has been included in shows at The Museum of Art and Design, New...for full instructor biography and other classes taught by this instructor, click here
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Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St
Room: S366, 3rd Fl, S Bldg
Price: from $375.00
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Individuals who have participated in 92nd Street Y programs over the past year in selected program areas, participants in certain memberships, and those who have made contributions of $500 or more to 92Y, are eligible to register for programs before they become available to the general public.
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