19-4074 Old Volcano Rd
Volcano, HI 96785
Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm
7 week session
Dates of classes will be Sept 17 & 24, Oct 1, 15, 22 & 29 and Nov 5. Glazing will take place on November 5th, with pick up December 3 or by other arrangement.
Have you experienced the pleasure of putting your own handmade functional pottery into use? All skill levels are welcome to join us at Volcano Art Center’s ceramic studio where we will be working with stoneware clay and high-fire reduction glazes.
Teaching artist, Erik Wold, will provide instruction for this class including demonstrations of wheel throwing methods and be available for individualized assistance. Those new to clay will be guided step by step through the basics of using the potter’s wheel or handbuilding techniques. Continuing students and those with previous experience are encouraged to develop their skills and are welcome to pursue more advanced directions with the instructor’s helpful input. Informal discussion on topics ranging from sources of creative inspiration to various pottery styles and traditions from around the world will supplement this hands-on learning experience.
Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and two additional places will be open to “hand builders”. Beginners as well as continuing students are welcome.
Cost for the afternoon session is $175/$162 for VAC Members plus a $15 materials fee for 6 lbs of clay, which includes glazes and firing for that material. Additional clay will be available for purchase.
Open studio time will be available to registered students on Wednesdays from 2 – 5pm. Cost is $10 per day, with tickets available at the Administration Office front desk during business hours. Must be registered for a ceramics class to participate.
Erik Wold is a full time potter living in Volcano Village. He is a member of the Volcano Village Artists Hui, and sells his wares regularly at the Saturday Hilo Farmers Market, and Sunday Cooper Center Farmers Market in Volcano. Erik studied Ceramics at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, graduating in 1993.