Pinch Pot Meditation with Alexandra Sechler
August 4 - August 18| $100 – $118
Instructor: Alexandra Sechler
Class Type: Three-week handbuilding class
Skill Level: All Levels
Time: Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Dates: August 4 – August 18
Make Up Date: September 1
Are you ready for an outdoor clay adventure?! Take advantage of the inspiring golden hours to express yourself creatively during our Plein Air Pottery sessions at WSW. While we work on our new and improved studio, our ceramic program is setting up camp on the back deck outside of the silkscreen studio! In case of inclement weather: the outdoor space is shaded in the afternoon and evening and has a covering adequate to provide shelter from light rain. In case of a heavy rain storm and winds or thunderstorms; class will be rescheduled at the discretion of the instructor for the listed make-up date.
Creating pinch pots provides a visceral making experience. Participants will learn the basic techniques necessary to make a pinch pot before being invited into a unique opportunity for mindfulness through making. With a focus on slowing down, being present, and connecting with the materials and one another, novice and experienced potters alike will benefit from this contemplative time. Participants will shape & glaze 1-3 small vessels during this 3 week workshop.
$100.00 members/$118.00 non-members. Tuition includes one bag of clay and firing fees. Registration is online only, and is first come first serve. To inquire about the wait list call WSW at (845) 658-9133 or email [email protected].
Kilns will be fired on a weekly basis. One 25 lb bag of clay will be provided with the class. Additional clay can be purchased for $30/25lb bag if needed. The outdoor class area will be available for students to use throughout the week during daylight hours. There will not be access to our basement studio at this time as we are working to build a better space. There will be some personal shelving space for each student to store clay tools and some work in process. Shelving dimensions are approximately: 17” x 10” x 24”.
Alexandra Sechler is a mother & lifelong maker living in New York’s Hudson Valley. Her work as a functional ceramic artist, quilter, and doll-maker helps her connect with the poetry of our lives by making beautiful and special the objects that support us every day. Alexandra holds a master’s degree in Art Therapy & Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University.