After welcoming guests into the studio and giving a quick tour, I will demonstrate throwing on the wheel and/or hand-building techniques, depending on the preference of the participants. I have three electric wheels and lots of table space and experience to assist you throughout the creative process. Playing with clay is a lot of fun and can be very therapeutic. Every student is different, and everyone receives individual instruction. You may want to think, in advance, about what you'd like to make. Your only limitation is your imagination! You will select up to two pieces to be glazed in a food safe neutral colour and fired by me. Allow two to eight weeks, depending on my firing schedule, for drying, trimming, firing, glazing, and firing again. Shipping is an extra cost and will require a follow-up email. There is an additional $10 packaging and drop off fee to be paid by you. I also regularly offer eight week sessions if you are going to be in town.
Katherine has been a ceramic artist for decades and has studied at Emily Carr School of Art and Design and Kootenay School of the Arts. She makes functional ceramics, exhibits work from her sculpture practice, and has been teaching classes in her studio for years to people of all ages and experience levels. She would love to welcome curious and adventurous visitors in to her studio to learn the joys of working in clay. Her bright and peaceful studio is located on the ground level of a house with an Airbnb room upstairs (www.airbnb.ca/rooms/30982370) and is close to downtown Nelson.
Aprons/overshirts, tools, equipment, clay, and glazes.
Nelson is a mecca with stunning natural beauty that brings people to enjoy all forms of outdoor activities including skiing, hiking and soaking in hot springs. With a history of alternative philosophy, respect for the environment, and celebration of the arts, Nelson is also a strong cultural draw. The studio is located only five blocks to downtown, which has an incredible selection of restaurants, cafes, shopping, and local craft breweries.
Please contact me about availability. If you don't see a time slot that you would like, ask me, and if I can do it I will add it to the schedule for booking. I'm pretty flexible.
Play with Clay - Make a Pot.