Hand Building & Wheel Throwing - In-Person Program
Hand Building & Wheel Throwing
Mixed Level Class
Create original functional sculptural or decorative pieces with hand-building and wheel throwing techniques.
Individual attention is given in these mixed level classes to ensure that each student acquires skills appropriate to their needs, ability, and creative aspirations. Ceramic skills are taught in a sequential manner. The cost of the course includes one block of clay, glazes and all firings.
About the Instructors
Michelle Mendlowitz is a Toronto based ceramic Artist. She received a Bachelor of Design from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2005. Since graduating she has continued a studio practice, exhibiting and teaching.
Dianne Lee is a ceramic artist making small-batch functional ware and working independently and collaboratively on installation and video. Dianne is a graduate of OCAD University and spent many years working in England and New Zealand and exhibiting in Canada and the United States. From 2013 to 2018 Dianne ran a pottery program at Creative Works Studio, a studio for adults living with persistent mental illness and/or addiction. Lee was a board member of FUSION – The Ontario Clay and Class Association from 2015 to 2018 and an artist-in-residence at Medalta in Medicine Hat, Alberta in August of 2016. Dianne currently teaches out of her east end Toronto studio and is class assistant for the ceramic studio at OCAD university.
Hannun Lyn is a ceramic artist living and working in Toronto, Ontario. She studied at Sheridan College - School of Craft and Design (2004) and has maintained a professional studio practice since. Her ceramics branch off into two distinct bodies of work wherein she produces a line of paper-thin porcelain objects and domestic functional objects. Her work has been exhibited throughout Canada and the United States.
Pottery classes with Dianne have always been the highlight of my week. I am in awe of her warm and flexible style of teaching and how she brings her vast expertise to support whatever technique or project each student is interested in pursuing.
Leora Stipelman, someone who is eager to be a returning student.
Clay is a medium that can be learned and enjoyed by anyone, at any age, and offers something for everyone. There is so much to explore, from hand-building to working on the wheel, sculpture and more. The possibilities are endless. And our instructor, Dianne Lee, fosters and environment that ensures we are always exploring new challenges with the clay and developing our skills, while creating an atmosphere that is calm, positive, uplifting and encouraging for everyone.
Eileen Shuchat, Prosserman JCC Ceramics Student for more than 20 years.
Questions? Please contact Andrea at [email protected]
Unless otherwise specified by a program director or within any other documentation, the following cancellation policy and JCC Credit timetable applies to all Prosserman JCC programs:
For Programs that Meet Fewer Than 3 Times
Due to the costs and booking commitments associated with short-term programs, we regret that we cannot offer any JCC Credit for programs, classes, or events that meet fewer than three times per programming season. Additionally, The Prosserman JCC cannot be responsible for providing make-ups or issuing any credit for programs missed as a result of personal scheduling conflicts, illness, emergencies, or other circumstances beyond our control. If you are unable to attend a program in this category, we encourage you to consider your registration fee a form of support for the Prosserman JCC, helping to sustain wonderful programs.
For Programs that Meet 3+ Times
You may receive JCC Credit for withdrawal from a program when your cancellation request conforms to the timetable outlined below. Please note there is a $15 processing fee for all transfers and cancellations.
- Full JCC Credit will be granted for withdrawal from a Prosserman JCC program when a written request is received at least one week before the date of the first class.
- 50% JCC Credit will be granted for withdrawal from a JCC program when a written request is received before the second class.
- After the second class, JCC Credit cannot be granted. (However, you may transfer from one class to another of equal or lesser value if there is space available and with the program director's approval.)
- All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to: Prosserman JCC 9600 Bathurst Street, Vaughan Ontario, L6A 3Z8, Attn: Registration; or by e-mail to [email protected] Please allow three to four weeks for processing of your cancellation request.
*All JCC programs and events are subject to change or cancellation. However, in the event that the JCC must cancel its own program, refunds will be issued. The policy articulated here applies to Prosserman JCC only, and does not apply to Centre Camp, Prosserman JCC daycare and preschool or Prosserman JCC Fitness and Health.
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