About the Course
For enrolled ceramics students at the Sharon Art Studio who want more, we offer Open Studio! Students can practice wheel throwing, hand building, and glaze or trim their pieces. There is no instruction given during open studio time. All firing is done by instructor without an additional charge. All participants MUST be enrolled in a ceramics course in order to register for open studio. Please note, registration for open studio is done at Sharon Art Studio only, no online registration available.
Jeannie Ichimura is a self-proclaimed clay wrangler. She took a ceramics class while living in Osaka, Japan in 1995 and never looked back. After years of making functional pottery, Jeannie shifted her focus to ceramic sculpture in 2015. Ideals about femininity, set standards of normalcy, and social awkwardness inform her current work. She is inspired by her friends and students in the dynamic Bay Area clay community. Jeannie received her MFA from San Francisco State University, and her work has been exhibited in CA, NY, MI, and OH. She currently divides her time between teaching ceramics at SFSU and SF Recreation and Parks and working in her studio.