This course is a combination of both hand building and wheel work. We use stoneware clay, a high-fired non-porous clay perfect for all kinds of uses, to create decorative, functional, and sculptural pieces. We will work with different coloured clays to give the student multiple choices of surface finishes. Materials included: glazes & firings. Clay will be available at $30 / bag.
Recommended for those with some pottery experience.
Please note this is an in-person class. All of our staff are fully vaccinated. Both vaccinations are required for participants coming into the studio for classes. Proof of vaccination in the form of an email or printed receipt is required (we will ask for this on the first day of class).
Lynn Fisher has practiced as a ceramic artist/art educator for over 40 years.
Lynn taught Earthenware, Stoneware, and Raku classes at the Gardiner Museum for approximately 25 years. She also was a teacher and Head of the Department at the Koffler Centre of the Arts for 18 years. Concurrently, she taught at the ROM, and in numerous schools.
After graduating from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, she taught graduate and undergraduate ceramics in South Africa, London, England and Canada. Lynn has lived a life on several continents and travelled extensively throughout Europe, Turkey, India, and Mexico, studying ceramic methods and cross cultural design. She spent 12 years on the island of Rhodes, Greece, where she operated her own studio, shop, and gallery. It is this collective and extensive knowledge that she shares with students.
Lynn teaches students who wish to create, explore the medium of clay, and learn its processes. She aims to demystify the process and inspire creativity believing that everyone has the ability to create and that her workshops are opportunities for self-exploration and growth. Lynn also uses clay as a therapy for adults and children. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally and continues to create and explore ceramics in her own studio. In recognition of her contribution to education through visual arts, Lynn was awarded the South African Woman for Woman award in 2000, in Canada.