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October 20, 2023 5:30–8:30 pm
Duke Arts Annex

Wheel throwing – Intermediate

Taught by Julie Hinson

About the Workshop

Students learn the basics of ceramics during a DukeCreate painting workshop at the Arts Annex.
Students learn the basics of ceramics during a DukeCreate painting workshop at the Arts Annex. Image by Megan Mendenhall.

In this course, students who have mastered the basics of wheel throwing will have the opportunity to deepen and enhance their technical and creative skills through focused and hands-on instruction. Students will practice throwing consistent 6+ inch tall cylinders, focusing on making even thickness walls and gaining more height with less clay.

Students will also be taught advanced chipping techniques, learning to improve curves and creating multi curved and surfaced pots. In addition students will learn how to collar in the necks of vessels, opening up the ability to create bottle, vase, and closed form shapes.

About the Instructor

Image of artist Julie Hinson holding and surrounded by her pottery.

Raised in Durham, North Carolina Julie Rose Hinson has been creating art from the earth since she was a child. After graduating college Julie went on to spend three years working as a Butcher in Brooklyn, New York. It was here that she began to form a deeper understanding and appreciation for our connections to the earth and to ideas of sustainability and gender equality. After returning to North Carolina in 2016 Julie moved to Seagrove, North Carolina to learn how to make pots with fifth generation potter, Sid Luck.
In Seagrove, Julie fully embraced the role of artist and fell in love with clay and the North Carolina pottery community. Through playful representations of the female body and contrasting traditional forms, her work aims to inspire joy and form tangible lines of connections between diverse groups of women. Currently living and working in Durham, Julie co-founded Outer Loop Arts, a collaborative art space downtown where she teaches classes and workshops.

About the Location

Image of outside of Arts Annex with painted sculptures.

This workshop will meet in the Duke Arts Annex: get directions.

Address: 404 Gattis St, Durham, NC 27701

About Duke Arts Create

Duke Arts Create is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help all Duke students, including graduate and professional students (including Duke Health), as well as Duke faculty and staff develop a variety of creative skills in the visual arts, dance and movement, creative writing and more. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most workshops are held in the Duke Arts Annex, the Rubenstein Arts Center or the Duke Arts Office 2101 and are typically held weeknights from 6-8 p.m.

Registration for the following week’s workshops go live on Friday mornings at 9 a.m. – sign up in advance to guarantee your spot. Didn’t get a spot? No problem! We always reserve space for walk-ins. Email if you have any questions. Sign up for the monthly newsletter here, which includes the full list of classes offered during the following month.

Duke Arts Create is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (Duke Arts).