Monday, November 13, 2017 at 6:30 PM CST
Monday, December 18, 2017 at 9:30 PM CST

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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 

Intermediate Clay: M11/13-12/18 

This is Intermediate Clay with Mike Smieja, the next step in clay classes. This is for experienced clay workers who've completed at least one Introductory class with Mike and are interested in exploring advanced wheel forms, surface treatments and decorating and firing techniques. The 6th week will be in Mike's Studio to glaze and raku fire.  

SIX MONDAYS, Nov 13 - Dec 18, 6:30-9:30pm
CLASS FEE: $125 + $25 supply fee paid to instructor at first class.

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