10866 Rear York Rd. Cockeysville, Maryland.
LYNNE MOLNER has been an artist and teacher for over 30 years. She earned her Master’s Degree in Education from Johns Hopkins University and Master’s in Science, majoring in Clinical Psychology, from Loyola University. Lynne started her ceramics education at Baltimore Clayworks, expanding her skill-set through a variety of workshops with master potters at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts (ME) and Penland School of Crafts (NC), Workhouse Art Center (VA) and Sugar Maples Center for Creative Arts (NY). Her current body of work combines intuitive, expressive and incised paintings of familiar imagery on to utilitarian ceramics. She has exhibited her functional pottery in juried shows for the last several years. She strives to imbue a personal quality of playfulness on to pots made for everyday use. Her instruction focuses on knowledge of fundamentals and inspired craftsmanship. Lynne encourages her students with exploration and technique to be open to the possibilities of their own creativity.
Brad Blair is an artist, educator and gallery coordinator living in Baltimore, Maryland. Prior to earning a Master’s of Fine Art (MFA) degree in 2014 from Florida State University, he graduated from Towson University in 2009 with a Bachelors of Science, majoring in Art & Design. Blair creates and exhibits his artwork locally and nationally through competitive and juried opportunities. He instructs ceramic classes at Towson University and Baltimore Clayworks, as well as holding the position of Chesapeake Gallery Coordinator at Harford Community College. Through his creativity, imagination and patience, Blair will help you find your way in clay!
Cara Gardner, instructor, Manager and artist
This course offers new adult students an 8-week introduction to the potter’s wheel. This class is designed for students who are seeking an extended studio clay experience as they build a foundation of basic pottery wheel techniques. Participants will experience methods of centering clay, lifting and shaping cylinder and bowl forms, trimming and adding handles. Through the completion of several projects students will experience basic properties of clay, discover the diverse range of glazes and methods to finish work.
|Basic II / Intermediate Wheel|
This 8-week course is for adult students who wish to build upon Basic wheel or Intermediate wheel experience. The instructor will demonstrate throwing basics such as centering clay, throwing bowl and cylinder forms. Intermediate throwers will be introduced to new techniques and challenged to expand their skills with larger forms such as lidded vessels and plates or surface design while continuing to refine the basic throwing and trimming techniques. This class is for students with previous wheel experience looking to continue refining basic skills, but all are welcome.