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Wheel II: How to Make Better Pots

Dates: May 26 - June 30, 2021

Meets: W from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Location: 25 Sagamore Road Wheelthrowing

Student Fee: $204.00

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Express your creativity using the potter's wheel and learn to make better pots. Develop your own ideas and improve your skills and artisanship for form, decoration, and finishing of functional pottery. From mugs to dinnerware and jars, forming and glazing: faculty provides the inspiration and feedback you need to make the pots you want to make.

This class is best suited for intermediate to advanced level wheel-throwers who have taken a minimum of two Wheel I classes and at least one Wheel 1.5 class within the last year and a half.



Re-Opening Guides for Students

All registrants are asked to review the Craft Center's COVID-19 Response page for guidance on the measures we are taking to re-open our studios safely and the policies we are asking all students to abide by in our combined efforts to maintain a healthy work environment. Please review this information on here.

Cancellation Policies

Effective August 1, 2020, the Craft Center will have updated policies regarding Refunds and Cancellations for Adult and Youth In-Studio Course, Adult & Youth Online Courses, and for Cancellations due to illness as it pertains to all programming schedule for Fall 2020 onwards. Please read through these policies carefully on our website's policy page

Craft Center Re-Opening Policy Acknowledgement & Release of Liability

Every registrant will be expected to complete an electronic form included in their registration receipt acknowledging that they understand and agree to comply with the policies outlined, and that they thereby release the Worcester Center for Crafts and Worcester State University of any liability. This form must be submitted no less than 48 hours prior to the start of the first class.

To access the form, click here or please refer to your emailed registration receipt.

Inclement Weather Policy

For information on the Craft Center's inclement weather cancellation policies, please visit our website's policy page. Students are encouraged to also check our homepage and our Facebook page for status updates and closure announcements.

Questions? Call us at 508.753.8183 X301

Notes:

Pre-requisite: A minimum of two Wheel I classes & at least one Wheel 1.5 class. Materials and firing fees are in addition to tuition. If your class is scheduled to occur in the evenings after 5PM or if you arrive on a weekend before 10AM, please enter the facilities through our rear, handicap-accessible Studio Entrance across from the Parking Lot. The front entrance and offices lock at 5PM. As you enter through the Studio Entrance, please take a right if you are looking for the Ceramics Studio. Please take a left if you are looking for the Metals Studio or the Multimedia Studio.
Fee: $204.00
Hours:18.00
CEUs:18.00

25 Sagamore Road Wheelthrowing

Kristen Kieffer

Kristen Kieffer

Kristen Kieffer is a studio potter based outside of Worcester, MA and originally from Louisville, KY. She has been a full-time studio potter since 2003, workshop presenter since 2002, and instructor at the Worcester Center for Crafts since 2001.

Kristen attended Montgomery College in Rockville, MD receiving her Associates degree in Studio Arts majoring in Ceramics (1993), her BFA in Ceramics from Alfred University, Alfred, NY (1995), and MFA in Ceramics from Ohio University, Athens, OH (2001). She has also been in intern at the Henry Ford Museum’s Greenfield Village (MI), and an Artist-in-Residence at John Glick’s Plum Tree Pottery Studio (MI), the Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts (TN), Guldagergård Museum of International Ceramic Art (Denmark), and the Worcester Center for Crafts (MA).

Her work is in numerous private and public collections including the Taipei County Yingee Ceramics Museum in Taipei, Taiwan, the Guldagergård Museum of International Ceramic Art in Skælskør, Denmark, the Fort Wayne Museum of Art in Fort Wayne, IN, and the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts in San Angelo, TX.

Artist Statement

I make pottery that brings elegance, sophistication, and merriment. I have a diverse range of influences, and seek to marry the splendor of past eras with a modern desire for beauty and utility. My influences for these Victorian modern porcelain vessels range from 18th century silver service pieces to couture clothing, and from Art Nouveau illustrations to cake fondant. Such diversity combined with my own personality as a maker culminates into a unique style. Graceful forms, refined patterns, and lively colors convey a design that is elegant and joyful.


Awards
2014 Best of Function Award, State of Clay Biennial, Lexington, MA
2013 Director's Award, Fifth Annual Beyond the Brickyard, Archie Bray Foundation
2012 Museum Purchase, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX
2012 Merit Award, 19th Annual San Angelo National Ceramic Competition
2010 Best of Show Award, Contemporary Clay Biennial, Western Colorado Ctr. for the Arts
2009 NCECA Purchase Award, NCECA Clay National Biennial Exhibition
2007 Museum Purchase, Fort Wayne Museum  of Art, Fort Wayne, IN
2005 Museum Purchase, Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2005 Corporate Award, Bailey's Pottery Equipment, Visions in Clay
2003 Tradition of Excellence Purchase Award, NCECA Clay National Exhibition
2002 Tradition of Excellence Purchase Award, NCECA Clay National Exhibition
2000 Professional Development Grant, Massachusetts Cultural Council
1997 Tuition Assistantships for Graduate study, Ohio University
1996 Juror/Merchandise Award, 5th Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National

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Date Day Time Location
05/26/2021Wednesday6:30 PM to 9:30 PM 25 Sagamore Road Wheelthrowing
06/02/2021Wednesday6:30 PM to 9:30 PM 25 Sagamore Road Wheelthrowing
06/09/2021Wednesday6:30 PM to 9:30 PM 25 Sagamore Road Wheelthrowing
06/16/2021Wednesday6:30 PM to 9:30 PM 25 Sagamore Road Wheelthrowing
06/23/2021Wednesday6:30 PM to 9:30 PM 25 Sagamore Road Wheelthrowing
06/30/2021Wednesday6:30 PM to 9:30 PM 25 Sagamore Road Wheelthrowing

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