Independent Study Wheel Studio
Independent Study Wheel Studio is a dedicated time for advanced students who wish to work on their own with instructor guidance to develop their pottery skills. During this six week session students will have access to the Wheel Studio two hours per week, one night a week. Additional Practice time is on Saturday 2-5pm, and all day Sunday. Professional Potter Jeny Dowd will be present to facilitate and answer questions, and provide demonstrations based on your questions and particular interests! This is an essential class for students who want to develop their artistic voice and make better pots! Students may use the Studio tools and the Open Studio Glazes. A Bisque kiln will be fired after the 5th class, and students will glaze on the 6th class.
As a kid in Kansas, Jenny Dowd credits an insatiable appetite for all things art to creative, inventive parents, constant reading and “epic road trips” with the fam. After earning her BFA in Ceramics from Kansas State (where she met her husband, Sam by exchanging phone numbers carved into pieces of clay) and an MFA from the University of Missouri-Columbia, Jenny has taught and shown art all over the U.S. and produces pieces for several shops in Jackson Hole, WY.
A recent transplant to NWA, Jenny and Sam now live in Prairie Grove where they operate Dowd House Studios as full-time artists. Fascinated by the relationship between collector and object, Jenny primarily works in clay to produce functional, quirky, interactive pieces that jive with place and person. She also has worked extensively with the Art Association of Jackson Hole teaching ceramics, drawing, printmaking and artist professional development. Jenny is also the exclusive potter for the White Buffalo Club in Jackson Hole and a private chef in Denver, making custom service ware and plates.
- Masks are not required but can be worn at parental discretion. CCC will not provide masks–children must bring their own.
- Class requires a minimum of 4 registered participants to run.