Throwing with Intention

July 20 - July 21


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This is a 2-day workshop. All classes run 9 – 4 pm each day with lunch included from 12 – 1 pm.

Throwing with Intention

Throwing with Intention

This weekend workshop is about cultivating a habit of intention and applying this to your throwing practice. When one sits down at the wheel, we often allow the clay to decide what it wants to reveal. This can be a productive place to initiate inspiration, but where do you go once you find a form you want to cultivate?

Throwing with intention enables you to produce consistent forms, to which you can add your individual, creative voice. Over two days, this workshop will focus on exploring the elements of clay that permits us to mold and shape it; the mechanics of  the wheel and how it enables our bodies to become instruments of design; and how to bring these technical practices together with the less tangible: your creativity.

These concepts will be addressed through techniques in wedging, centering and throwing foundational shapes.  An introduction to journaling as a method to facilitate the creative flow will also be incorporated.

  • Student Supply List: (Click HERE): Students are responsible for bringing the supplies listed.
  • Course Level: Intermediate
  • Course Prerequisites: Students should have basic competencies in centering and throwing on the wheel, and the workshop is open to anyone looking to improve their work at the wheel.

Price: $372

This price includes: tuition, daily lunch, material fees (if required), any applicable taxes and is listed in Canadian Dollars.


Laura considers herself a true resident of British Columbia, as she has lived, studied and created all over this breathtaking province. Returning to Vancouver Island, she feels at home nestled amongst coastal forests, mountains, and the Salish Sea, each of which influence her work. Equally influential are the years she has spent travelling the globe, touring clay studios and wandering through galleries and museums.

Click here to read more about LAURA GOSNELL

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