19-4074 Old Volcano Rd
Volcano, HI 96785
Sunday Afternoons 2:45pm – 5:45pm
Looking to expand your horizons and discover a satisfying creative outlet? Cool off in Volcano this summer and join us for camaraderie in clay as we share inspiration and learn from one another at the ceramics studio in the unique rainforest setting of Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.
Teaching artist, Erik Wold, will provide instruction for this class including demonstrations of wheel throwing methods and be available for individualized assistance. Sunday Clay – High Fire!includes instruction in both wheelthrowing and handbuilding techniques. Stoneware clays are used in class and finished with professional quality high fire glazes and fired in a cone 9-10 reduction gas kiln. All skill levels are welcome, from those entirely new to working with clay, to the advanced. Topics will include basic, intermediate and advanced wheelthrowing techniques catered to individual skill level. Handbuilding is also a popular option, including pointers on slab, pinch and coil construction.
Eight registration slots are open to “wheel throwers”, and three additional places will be open to “hand builders”. Beginners, as well as continuing students are welcome.
Sunday Clay – High Fire!is an eight-week workshop beginning Sunday, July 7, 2019, through Sunday, September 1, 2019 with no class on August 25. There will be a morning session from 11:30am – 2:30pm or an afternoon session from 2:45pm – 5:45pm.
Cost for either session is $200/$180 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 studied Art, specializing in Ceramics, at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, graduating in 1993. Erik’s primary focus has been creating functional high-fired pottery. Key areas of interest have been in the pottery traditions of Japan and most recently, East African handbuilding methods.