Students will learn the basics of creating both thrown and handbuilt pottery. This class will look at the creation of both functional and sculptural ceramic work. Beginning students will work through different building techniques while more advanced students can explore new techniques to expand their creative options.
Please view Perkins Center COVID-19 Guidelines for onsite visitation. Masking is optional.
Please note that clay must be purchased at Perkins Center for this class. Clay is $25 per 25lb bag and may be purchased during class. If you own a toolkit you are encouraged to bring it to class, otherwise, pottery toolkits are available for purchase at both Perkins locations. Toolkits are $14 (Basic) and $20 (Deluxe) payments by credit card only.
David Gamber - Artist Bio
Like many clay artist my journey started in the sand boxes and mud puddles of my youth, playing with dirt. I have continued to cultivate that sense of play throughout out my education and development as an Artist. I began playing with clay as a teenager, embracing it as my life's work soon after my first ceramics course at Goshen College. Goshen was followed by a year at the University of Louisville and an MFA from Tyler School of Art of Temple University.
Currently I am teaching a various locations in Southern New Jersey and exhibiting work both regionally and nationally. I have been the ceramics teacher at Moorestown Friends School for the past 10 years. And I have been teaching at Perkins Center for the Arts for over 15 years.