Skill Development Studio
Looking to level up your ceramic skills? Join the Skill Development Studio! Students will focus on improving their wheel throwing or hand building skills in this small group environment. Designed for students interested in learning how to move from beginner to intermediate skill levels in their work we’ll work on setting goals, creating timelines, and record keeping. Wheel students will focus on forms, consistency, and finishing while hand building students will focus on project development, aesthetics, and drying/finishing techniques.
This class is repeatable as students continue their journeys in clay.
Experience level: Previous experience of the relevant practice in a LeMoyne Arts class.
Student work will be available for pick up 1-2 weeks after the end of the class.
Enrollment includes one 25 lb. bag of clay!
Times: 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Dates: March 23 - May 11
(8 classes total)
Location: Ceramics Studios, Studios at LeMoyne
(417 E. Call St.)
Instructor: Laurel Blackthorne
Tuition: $260 for members/$270 for non-members
Supplies: Tuition includes one 25 lb. bag of clay, use of studio tools and firing of work.
Additional clay is available for purchase.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
LAUREL BLACKTHORNE (They/Them)
I am a community and self-taught ceramic artist. I’ve lived in Tallahassee for almost twenty years and absolutely love the community I have found here. While I’ve been working with clay for six years, I transitioned to a career in the arts in late 2020 out of a desire to engage with the world in a different way. My art focuses on themes of nature, queerness, resistance, and joy and I make a combination of functional pottery and ceramic sculpture. I think the strength of art is its ability to bring people together. Alongside my own artistic practice, I work as a pottery instructor specializing in helping students build strong foundations in ceramics and decorative techniques.
I am also the Executive Director and one of the founding members of the Queer Tallahassee Artists Collective. Founded in 2021 QTAC is committed to building economic opportunity and community spaces that celebrate LGBTQIA+ artists. I am deeply committed to the importance of arts in the Tallahassee community and recognize the importance of creating safe spaces for marginalized communities to engage in the arts.
You can find me at BlackthorneCeramics.com and can always reach me at email@example.com.
You can view Laurel Blackthorne's website here!