Hannah Myers - Sara Beth Zeiser - Elizabeth Gaffney
Beginning Wheel Throwing - 18+ - Sara Beth Zeiser
Intermediate Wheel Throwing - 18+ - Sara Beth Zeiser
Hannah Myers has been a working artist at the MACC since 2021. In her work, she focuses on painting, screenprint, mixed media collage, and most recently, ceramics. She first studied ceramics during her undergraduate studies at the University of Tennessee and has loved the medium ever since. Hannah earned a BA from the University of Tennessee and a MAT in Visual Arts Education from Western Carolina University. Hannah is excited to share her passion for ceramics and teaching with pottery classes at the MACC.
Sara Beth Zeiser grew up on Signal, took classes at the MACC growing up and even discovered ceramics for the first time here. She attended Baylor School where her interest in pottery continued to grow, leading her to pursue a BFA in Ceramics and Graphic Design from Union University. Sara currently works as a graphic designer at Southern Champion Tray by day, and looks forward to getting her hands in clay at the MACC in the evenings!
Elizabeth Gaffney is a local Signal Mountain potter and MACC member who is known in the local area, and the Chattanooga art market scene, for her whimsical and fun wheel thrown designs. Originally from Virginia Beach, VA, Elizabeth is a graduate of Virginia Tech University.
Pottery Classes Starting January 2024
Note: When signing up for class choose the class you prefer that is listed with the teachers name. Then when asked to choose prefered teacher select "No Preferred Teacher". This will sign you up for the teacher listed with the prefered class.
Beginning Wheel Throwing (Must be 18 years or older):
January 15-March 4th. Monday evenings, 6-8 pm.(with Sara Beth Zeiser)
In this eight week course, participants will learn the basics of creating ceramic vessels using wheel throwing techniques. We will learn about clay preparation, centering, creation of a cylinder and bowl, finishing techniques, glazing and clay recycling. Whether you are brand new to ceramics, or have had past experience with clay and need a refresher, this course will be right for you! Course cost includes 25 pounds of clay and all required tools and equipment. It is recommended for participants to wear clothes that are okay to get dirty and to bring an old towel from home.
Intermediate Wheel Throwing - for previous MACC pottery students and those with proficient beginner skills (Must be 18 years or older).
January 18-March 7th. Thursday evenings, 6-8 pm. (with Sara Beth Zeiser)
This is an eight week course to help solidify your throwing skills. We will be going more into depth on cylinders, mugs, bowls and much more. This course is an in between beginner and advance classes that wants to keep growing your skills on the wheel. Course includes 25 pounds of clay and all the tools you will ever need. Can’t wait to see you.