Grade 2- 8 | 4-5:30 pm | $60 month
Grade 9-Adult | 6-8 pm | $75 month*
*Bemidji Senior Activity Center Members eligible for $10 discount.
Held every Monday, and facilitated by Bemidji potter and artist Tom Daly, Headwaters’ Pottery Program is for all skill levels. Tom provides supervision and instruction, teaching clay techniques through various projects. Students will practice using coil, slab, and pinch methods, learn paint and glaze techniques, and receive an introduction to wheel throwing.
Beginning Monday's, October 2017
Headwaters Open Pottery gives area adults access to a well-equipped pottery studio located in downtown Bemidji. The studio includes wedging and work, tables, tools, assorted glazes, and 5 pottery wheels. Someone will be on hand to check you in and answer basic questions. Those who wish to take part must Register and pay for session/s prior to class, either online or by stopping into the building during weekday business hours. Month passes are available, or sessions can be purchased individually.
• Clay is available for purchase
• The Open Pottery firing fee $0.04 per cubic inch for use of the kiln (for example, an 8 oz mug with a handle would typically cost around $0.60. Size and cost vary upon design as well)
• Attendees must have extensive experience or attend a pottery room orientation (typically held on Monday nights)
• Those who use the Headwaters kiln must use clay purchased from Headwaters
Sundays 1–8 pm
Tuesdays 1–8 pm
$8 session | $40 month
Tom has roughly 30 years experience working with clay. He is well versed in a wide variety of hand building and wheel throwing techniques. With an interest in art since early childhood, his love affair with clay flourished at BSU with the guidance of Butch Holden and others. He is primarily inspired by nature, natural forces, and the clay itself.
His clay sculptures have been exhibited at regional art shows. Tom's mugs and vessels are well-known around the Bemidji area for their style, durability and form. Tom lives with his wife, Dionne, in the Bemidji area.