Summer Ceramics Classes
Beginner / Intermediate – Tuesday Afternoon
Experience the excitement of transforming clay into functional pieces and works of art. Create at your own pace, with fellow students, or utilize the class instructor for individualized education. Ceramic methods practiced will include: wheel throwing, hand-building, slab work, tool tech, glazing methods, firing knowledge and more.
This 4 week class is for students ranging in skill level from beginner to practiced. Clay is available for purchase ($25 per 25lb bag). Glazing rates are calculated individually with each kiln firing.
Session 1 Dates: Tuesdays starting June 7th
Session 2 Dates: Tuesdays starting July 12th – FULL
Time: 1 – 4 pm
Price: $150 per person ($100 for members)
Meet the Instructor: Beth Voulgaris
Beth Voulgaris is a lifelong artist and has been creating pottery for over twelve years. Although she employs a variety of techniques in her pottery, her vibrant decorative style done in the sgraffito design tradition is what makes her work distinctive. Beth’s handmaid pieces primarily feature colorful underglazes that she paints and carves into pastoral landscapes, organic floral and bird motifs, and abstract patterns. Her ceramics, which she enjoys making from her home studio in Clarklake, are available for purchase at various local events throughout the year.
An advocate for the arts, Beth has served the local community for over two decades through her involvement in arts education programming. She previously taught elementary after-school art and spent eight years visiting classrooms for the Ella’s “Arts Go to School” program. Beth was later instrumental in developing and supporting the “Art à Loan” program, a county-wide outreach project to promote children’s art. Most recently, she has taught children’s and adult’s beginner and intermediate ceramic classes at the Ella, been active in educational workshops, and served as a member of both the Jackson Pottery and Clay Guild and the Jackson Civic Art Association.