Drop into our garden to learn the basics of wheel throwing with Alumni Resident Nicholas Oh. During this class, you will be able to center the clay, cone up and down, and throw a functional vessel. Please note, classes will be held in our garden, limited to four participants, and masks will be required at all times.
Date: This one-time workshop meets on Sunday, August 30. There are two individual sessions from 11am-12:30pm and 3-4:30pm. (Additional sessions will be available on August 16, August 23, and September 13. Each session requires individual registration.)
Audience: Open to all.
Materials: All tools and clay are provided. Price DOES NOT include firing of work. All participants pay firing fees of .10¢ per cubic inch. Each student can make between 1-2 pieces per person. Work will be available pickup within 2-3 weeks.
Nicholas Oh is a Korean American artist currently working in Brooklyn. Oh focuses on creating objects and installations that deal with race and identity. By creating and destroying clay replicas of Confederate statues, the artist explores changes in the statue’s meaning through time and history. While many believe these statues were built to commemorate fallen soldiers during the Civil War, he looks deeper into their role in oppression and terror. The artist’s ideas start by looking back on his own history and background (Oh was born in Wisconsin, but spent his early childhood in Korea). Nicholas Oh is a United States Marine Corps veteran. He received his MFA from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, in 2018, after graduating with a BA from San Francisco State University, San Francisco, 2015. Oh’s Residency is supported in part by a partnership with Rhode Island School of Design.