Placerville, CA, September 17, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Placerville Clayworks is pleased to announce the launch of its new web site at www.placervilleclayworks.com. The web site features hand-built and pottery-thrown clay projects created by students as well as information about classes.
Emily Bullock established Placerville Clayworks in 1996 and has introduced ceramics to hundreds of students since then. She says, “I enjoy creating an environment where you can feel comfortable exploring your creativity, so that you can make artwork you're proud of.”
Placerville Clayworks offers 2-3 small group classes per day, Monday through Friday, for adults and children ages 6 and up. Classes meet once a week and are 2 hours long, and small, usually 4 students. This allows everyone ample one-on-one instruction for challenging projects.
New students learn the traditional forming methods: coiling, pinching, slab forming, sculpting, using molds and wheel throwing. After that, various projects are recommended that will expand their experience and technical know-how, or the student can look within to find out what subjects, ideas or techniques are most appealing, and pursue those. Students have a huge range of choices for projects: everything from dinnerware sets and water fountains to sculptures of people, animals and fantasy creatures.
Roughly 12-15 weeks is enough to get an all-around introduction to all forming methods, from sculpting to wheel throwing. Students may also try it out with only one class, with no obligation to continue.
For home schoolers, Placerville Clayworks is a vendor for Horizon Charter Schools, Visions in Education, and South Sutter Charter School.
Adult and privately paying children's classes run year-round. Private students start and stop as desired, paying per class rather than for a pre-determined block of classes. For charter school students, a new schedule is set up in September each year, although more students may be added later.
Please call (530) 626-3871 for more information.