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The Goddess of Glass / The Warren 
4400 Osseo Road
Minneapolis, MN 55412

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Connie Beckers 
The Goddess of Glass 

Intro to Clay: T11/7-12/12/17 

Join us for the ever popular Introduction to Clay with Mike Smieja! You'll get through wheel throwing, slab rolling and hand building in this six week series. Sign up now to guarantee your spot; class size is limited to six. No Groupons or other prepaid vouchers accepted. Studio members save 15% on tuition!

CLASS FEE: $140 / $119 Studio Members + $25 supply fee paid to instructor at first class.
In this six-week session, students will learn the basics of hand-building with clay along with beginning wheel throwing and slab rolling. Decorating and glazing along with firing will be covered as well as a RAKU firing. This class is for beginners with little to no experience working with clay. 

Class are limited to six students to allow for individual attention and the opportunity to work through ideas and processes with the instructor. A $25 materials fee will be collected at the first class. Tools are provided with three sheels, slab roller, ware boards and space to store your work between sessions. Materials fee includes the first 25 lbs of clay, glazes and all firings. Additional clay can be purchased for $15 per 25# bag.

About the instructor:
"Growing up, pottery was my passion. I took a  break for 15 years but my path lead me back to clay. The clay is the boss, I am just the grateful messenger." -Zilla

I fell in love with making pottery in high school. I wanted to pursue it as a profession but people told me I would never make any money. After owning several businesses, I found myself attending college for the first time when I was 32 years old. After graduation, I started a non-profit in Minneapolis and set out to change the world. My path lead me back to a potters wheel and I fell in love again 20 years later so I bought a wheel and a kiln and reinvented myself as a potter. I believe that my pottery embraces the changes that I have made in my life. I hope that my pots are just a vehicle to build relationships between people and places."

Mike Smieja, Zilla Pottery