POTTERY CLASSES AT EAGLEDALE POTTERY STUDIO
Located at 5055 Rose Avenue in Eagledale Park, our studio features a gas kiln, raku kiln and several electric kilns as well as kick wheels and electric wheels. Our highly skilled staff teach a variety of classes each quarter for adults and youth with an exciting array of clays, glazes and other materials from which to choose.
“The Eagledale studio is such a creative cauldron. … I feel energized and inspired by my fellow students as well as the great teachers. …How the teachers manage to inspire and educate while allowing students of all backgrounds to do their own thing at their own pace is quite an art in itself.”
Monday and Wednesday morning classes with Jay Stemmler
These classes are for people who want to throw on the wheel or hand build with clay. Whether you are a beginner or an old hand come join the fun! Jay Stemmler has lived in Japan for three years, spending one of them as a full time pottery apprentice near Bizen, one of the six classic pottery studios in Japan. He currently works and teaches both youth and adult out of his studio/gallery in Indianola as well as at Eagledale Pottery Studio.
Evening Pottery for all levels with Stacy Landers
These evening classes are designed to appeal to both beginning and advanced levels of ability. Focus will include both wheel thrown and hand building techniques, exploring texture and glazes. A variety of stoneware clay bodies for gas, electric and Raku kilns. Emphasis on individual successes and fun. Stacy Landers currently works and resides in Kingston, producing wheel thrown and hand built functional wares. Her approach incorporates the process of creating, with an emphasis on having fun, taking the student from the raw materials to a finished product.
Specialty Workshops with Elena Wendelyn
“Although my romance with clay started in middle school back in Russia, I decided to fulfill my passion by selling my work at the local farmers markets. This experience has taught me to be inventive, productive, and on schedule. I listened closely to the feedback of customers and passersby. I would hand clay to kids who were playing at the market and a number of adults asked if I taught ceramics. This convinced me that I should go back to teaching.” Elena currently teaches both adult and youth classes, offering specialty workshops in Sgrafitto, traditional folk toys & figurines, wedding plates & more.
Figurative Sculpture with Debbie Fecher Gramstad
Come have Fun with Figurative Clay Sculpture! We will begin with learning how to create facial features and emotions through the ease and fun of clay caricature. This class is for students of all levels. Debbie creates figurative ceramic sculpture and paintings that seek to capture life’s moments of absurdity, contradiction, pain, joy, befuddlement and love.