In these classes, Jim teaches the basics of making pots using a pinch method. These are “no fail” class, non-judgemental, fun, easy and and informative experiences to be done at home. The class has been well received by students with skills of all types and levels.
During the virtual class filmed in the LickinFlames studio, multiple cameras capture the interactive class with a producer/moderator fielding questions as Jim demonstrates and helps you to pinch the clay…live!
"Thanks for the fun experience!" "Thanks Jim was a super fun class"
While Jim has over 45 years of experience in making pottery and can make it look pretty easy, in these classes he takes the time to insure that you successfully complete one or two pots.
You will receive a box which will include instructions and supplies (like the clay), prior to the class. The hour and a half long class will be captured on video (each class is captured individually) and you will have access to that video. Still pictures will be shared to remind you of key points in the class. After the classes is over you will get another video with reminders on what you should consider and directions regarding the shipping process. This is all done in the comfort of your home. A Zoom address will be sent the day before the scheduled class. ALL SHIPPING WITHIN THE USA IS PREPAID! Pricing is all inclusive.
You may want to continue working on your pieces after the classes is complete and some work may need to be completed after the class time is over, but you will have Jim’s email to ask any questions and insure your comfort with this project.
When the project is completed on your end you will rebox and send the pieces to LickinFlames where they will be fired, glazes and fire again. The fired pots will be shipped back to you. the entire process from class to receiving the finished piece(s) takes about 3 weeks including the shipping time.
Jim and Brenda live and work in the foothills of Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. They live in the forest outside of town where the four seasons, critters and quiet prevail. The studio has a long provenance of crafts and art, formerly serving owners as a lapidary and a work working space. Jim has his degrees in Art (ceramics and art education) from the University of Idaho. He has been working in clay since 1972 when he took his first class. Jim and Brenda started their pottery in Blackfoot, ID in 1976 before moving to California.