Ceramics - 31235
About the Course
These courses offer the student at any level an opportunity to learn and explore a variety of ceramic techniques including handbuilding and throwing on the potter's wheel. Students can work with and explore different clays, including stoneware and porcelain. Our selection of glazes is unsurpassed. We fire cone 10 reduction and raku. No clay from the outside is allowed. Clay is available for purchase from the studio. Limit 100lbs clay per session. Students may enroll in only one ceramics class per session. Note: New students (new to ceramics or Sharon Art Studio) must attend the first three classes.
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.