Each Wednesday through Nov. 14, ceramicists meet to perfect their skills in the course “Ceramics: Creating with Clay” taught by Renzo Faggioli at The Baum School of Art, Allentown. ABOVE: Renzo Faggioli describes an assignment for a pinch pot to Debbie Gertner and Nandini Sikand.
Debbie Molnar works on a wide bowl on a pottery wheel. “Kitchen stuff is what I’m trying to do so it’s not useless,” Molnar joked.
Linda Koontz, a Bethlehem artist, stands with a sculpture she recently completed. “I finally found my medium,” she said of clay.
Bob Post checks the future stability of his pot in progress with a level tool.
PRESS PHOTOS APRIL PETERSONNandini Sikand works on a pinch pot. Sikand, who is a filmmaker and professor of film and media studies at Lafayette College, Easton, sees parallels in creating from raw clay and unedited film footage.
Lenore Scharf shares she started working with clay in the 1970s, took about a 20 year break and came back to clay about 11 years ago, she said.
Bob Post trims a pot on the wheel. Post works in the studio two to three times a week if it’s not golf season, he quipped.
Various pieces wait to be fired in an electric kiln in the ceramics studio. The studio also has a gas kiln.
Sculptures dry on a shelf in preparation for glazing and firing in the studio kilns.
Renzo Faggioli makes a quick sketch of pinch pots to illustrate an assignment.