Learn to Use a Pottery Wheel

July 8, 2022

Schedule: 8:30-11:30 am Fri

Instructor: Katie White & Joelle White

Registration Deadline: June 27

Purchase one Woodlanders Day Fee for each day you plan to participate in the Woodlanders Gathering.

Description

Sisters and potters, Katie and Joelle White will give you an introductory lesson in how to throw clay pots on a spinning potter’s wheel. Once you’ve learned to control the lump of clay centered on the wheel, you’ll have a lifetime skill. This is a class just for learning that essential skill. You will leave with the know-how to make pottery in the future. If you’d like anything fired, a firing and shipping fee will be applied.

Class size 5

  • Materials Fee $10

Instructor

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Katie White

Katie White grew up on a farm in Stockton, IL. She graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2012 with a BFA degree in Ceramics. She has participated in ceramic residencies throughout the country including The Cub Creek Foundation in Appomattox, VA, Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, MT, as well as at Wichita State University in Wichita, KS.…Read More

Katie White grew up on a farm in Stockton, IL. She graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2012 with a BFA degree in Ceramics. She has participated in ceramic residencies throughout the country including The Cub Creek Foundation in Appomattox, VA, Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, MT, as well as at Wichita State University in Wichita, KS. White moved to Mineral Point in June of 2017 where she worked as studio assistant at Bruce Howdle Studio. She continues to create her pottery and sculpture in the Sardeson Pottery Studio and wood-fires in the Mineral Point area.

Instructor Website

Workshops

Broken China Pendants – AM

Broken China Pendants – PM

Ceramic Flower Planters

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Joelle White

Joelle has been throwing pottery for 10 years. She studied at UW-Platteville in 2008-11, acquiring a biology and art background. After graduation she developed a love for the wood-fired pottery process and enjoys decorating the surfaces of her functional pots with floral designs. Workshops Potter's Wheel Throwing Intro Pottery Wheel Throwing Boot CampRead More

Joelle has been throwing pottery for 10 years. She studied at UW-Platteville in 2008-11, acquiring a biology and art background. After graduation she developed a love for the wood-fired pottery process and enjoys decorating the surfaces of her functional pots with floral designs.

Workshops

Potter’s Wheel Throwing Intro

Pottery Wheel Throwing Boot Camp

Registration Policies & Waiting Lists

Class Confirmation
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Please read your class confirmation carefully as it may include a supply list and other important details, and note our current COVID-19 protocols on our Planning Your Workshop Experience page.

Materials Fees
Many classes have materials fees in addition to the tuition. These are identified in the class listing and are usually paid with the tuition payment, however in some cases materials fees are paid directly to the instructor at class time (check the class listing).

Cancellation Policy
While we recognize that life intrudes and plans change, in consideration of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for classes, we must adhere to the following cancellation policies:

Student cancellations

> Cancellations made 31 days before the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are eligible for a full refund less 25% of the workshop fee OR a gift certificate in the full amount of the workshop fee. The gift certificate can be applied to workshops or lodging through Dec. 31 of the following year and is transferable.

> Cancellations made 30 days or less than the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are not eligible for refunds. We encourage all students to purchase trip insurance.

> Cancellation requests must be made by calling our office at (608) 987-3292.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with your class, please refer to our lodging page for the lodging cancellation policy.

Cancellations by Shake Rag Alley

> If Shake Rag Alley must cancel a class you will be notified immediately via email or phone and will receive a full refund.

> If a class does not meet a minimum number of students, it may be cancelled. A decision to cancel a class due to under enrollment will be made on the day following the published registration deadline.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with a class cancelled by Shake Rag Alley, you may receive a full refund on lodging should you wish to cancel the lodging. Please call the office at (608) 987-3292.

Waiting Lists

If a workshop you are interested in is sold out, please fill out this waiting list form. We will contact you if a spot becomes available. The class code requested on the form is the Workshop ID shown at left, beneath the Add to Cart button.

Woodlanders Friday

Did you remember to purchase your day fee?

Add the $115 Woodlanders Day Fee for Friday to your cart, then select as many Friday workshops as you wish, ensuring that your choices don’t overlap times. Materials fees listed at the end of each workshop description will be added to the shopping cart as you make your selections.

Day fees include: your choice of workshops, lunch, snacks, beverages, and evening activities. Thursday and Sunday registrants are welcome to attend evening events on Friday or Saturday.

Friday, July 8, Workshop Schedule:

7:30-8:30                 Registration check-in

8:30-11:30      B01     Leaf Stamp and Stitch Table Runner: Eva Thuli

8:30-11:30      B02     Nature’s Bounty: The Many Uses of Wild Plants: David Eagan

8:30-11:30      B03     Learn to Use a Pottery Wheel: Katie White & Joelle White

8:30-11:30      B04     Forging Leaf Hooks: Hal Aavang

8:30-10:30     B05    Monoprinting: David & JoEllen Wollangk

8:30-11:30     B06    Necktie Printed Scarves: Kathy Kitto

11:30-1:00                  Lunch on the Green

1:00-5:00      B07     Rustic Bathroom Ensemble: Jim Arendt

1:00-5:00      B08     Spirit of the Garden Willow Sculpture: Todd Kingery

1:00-5:00      B09    Forge a Calla Lilly: Hal Aavang

1:00-4:00      B10    Nature Imprints in Clay: Diana & Claire Johnston

1:00-5:00      B11    Faux Scrimshaw on Deer Bone: Jim Kostohrys

1:00-5:00      B12    Farmhouse Clock: Carole Spelić

5:00-6:30               Picnic on the Green

630-8:00               Friday Evening Fun Event

Workshop ID 22W189-B03 Catalog