Develop your ability to apply glazes with confidence and more consistency. This class will be a thorough look into the foundations of the glazing process. Whether or not you already have a basic understanding of glazing or you are just starting out with clay, this class is designed to build your abilities to glaze with more ease and precision on many levels. Gain knowledge and insight into the application process and the overall do’s & don’ts to create successful finished work. In addition to glazing, this class will showcase some of the core surface decorating techniques from a variety of slip applications to stamping and carving. Making a form out of clay is just the beginning; applying, texture, pattern, and color to the surface is where all the fun begins! Open to wheel throwers and hand builders with minimal to advanced experience. Come discover the ways to execute your clay visions with more precision.
Dexter Woods is a first generation ceramicist from Dallas, Texas. He graduated from TTU in 2014, where he studied under Von Venhuizen, his mentor and a “technical master” and Juan Granados, who taught the importance of a exploring a personal narrative through art. During his studies, Woods became connected to the legacy and meaning of Don Reitz’s work via Von Venhuizen, who had a deep friendship with Mr. Reitz spanning many years.
Dexter’s teaching experience took a professional turn when he moved to Phoenix in 2015 and worked as an instructor at a private studio. He then helped to open, manage and operate a brand new studio in downtown Phoenix while holding classes in wheel throwing.
In Dexter’s words; “Art is my outlet, to try to understand the world and myself. I love exploring form through clay and reaching for the limits of its memory. The first time I touched clay, it did exactly what I wanted it to do and I realized the limitlessness of the medium.
“I want to bring this sense of possibility to my students and invite them to realize clay’s transformative properties.”
Dexter will be teaching and working with atmospheric firing at the Reitz Ranch wood and salt/soda kilns, as well as helping in developing various programs at the ranch.
If you’re having trouble registering please call 602-882-8553. Reception can be spotty out here at the ranch, so be sure to leave a message if you don’t get an answer. You can text to that number as well or use the form below.
– RR will offer a full refund of registration/class fees if cancellation is made at least 48 hrs. in advance of first class.
– If cancellation occurs less than 48 hrs. prior to the start of a class, participant will forfeit 50% of the total class fee, or, at the request of participant RR may credit the total amount to be used on alternative class at a later date.
– If cancellation or no-show occurs once the class has commenced RR reserves the right to withhold all Fees paid by participant. However, RR understands that extenuating circumstances may occur and will make every effort to take these into consideration. In some cases, participant may be eligible to receive a partial or full credit towards another class.