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Pottery (Wheel Throwing for Beginners)

  • Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design 322 Charlotte Street Sydney, NS, B1P 1C8 Canada (map)

September 14 - October 7 (Mondays & Wednesdays, Twice a week for 4 weeks)
 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hardy Kalberlah
Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design
 $130 plus HST (Members), $149.50 plus HST (Non-members)

This class is a fun opportunity to learn the basics of wheel throwing and even get to take home some usable pieces of pottery. The beginner class will be the focus on centering skills and throwing straight wall cylinders. Once these cylinders have been perfected we will open them up into a variety of shapes. We will learn how to produce handles for a variety of uses and the fired products will be glazed. This class will consist of low fire clays and glazes. The Centre for Craft & Design provides all tools, equipment, glazes and firings. Students must purchase clay from the Centre.

Hardy Kalberlah graduated NSCAD with a major in Education and Jewelry. He also took ceramics production with Homer Lord and a variety of other studios including drawing, sculpture, painting and photography. Hardy has worked as an art teacher for 37 years and is now retired and producing art works in a home studio. While teaching he did a master's in Guidance and managed to have most of that degree translated into an Art Therapy program majoring in psychology and how art is used to teach and learn. Hardy is presently living in Sydney, Nova Scotia.

For more information on this program or to register, or phone 902.539.7491 ext 111.