Participants will experience basic methods of centering clay, forming cylinder and pottery bowl forms, trimming and adding handles. Students will also learn how to finish their pots using standard decorating and glazing techniques.
Amanda Jane Crouse earned an MFA in Ceramics from the Lamar Dodd School of Art. She is as well accomplished in Sculpture, Pottery, Pinhole Photography, Music, Poetry, Painting, Drawing, and Performance. Her artwork has been shown in galleries including Fay Gold Gallery, Lowery Gallery, the Lyndon House, Loblolly, Athica, Pulaski Art Crawl, Eye Drum, and Winterville Center for the Arts. . Her sculpture has been featured in Athens Banner Herald, Athens Food and Culture, Athena Magazine, the Red and Black, and Flagpole Magazine and on the Peabody-award-winning series, Rectify. She is a spontaneous process-based multimedia artist whose work has been noted as blurring the lines between seer and seen. In a 2013 manifesto she describes art as “my way to share what is otherwise a very personal meditative exploration of finding myself in the universe, physically and cosmically.” She has taught art, pottery, and culinary classes for students of all ages at the University of Georgia, Oconee Cultural Affairs Foundation, Double Helix STEAM Academy, Good Dirt, Wired and Fired and at her own studio, Clay Gardens. Her teaching philosophy includes guiding students, whether accomplished or novice, to discover an authentic expression of themselves through art by engaging in fully immersive creative activity and practice. Crouse also maintains a small business, Little Cuckoo Chocolates, while raising her three extraordinary children.
Please Note: All CDC guidelines will be upheld including wearing a face covering at all times in the building and social distancing is enforced. This class is subject to change or cancelation based on State and Local pandemic reponses.
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