Adult Art Classes


Hand Built Ceramics with Jen DePaolo


From sculpture to pottery, learn how coil, pinch and slab techniques are used to make contemporary ceramic art. This informal workshop will help participants of all experience levels grow their creative practice in clay through demos, exercises and one on one assistance with your project. Jen DePaolo taught ceramics at all levels for 6 years at UNM where she earned her MFA degree. She has exhibited her work in galleries across the country including the Archie Bray in Helena Montana. Her critical writing about contemporary ceramics is published in Ceramics: Art and Perception and she loves teaching ceramics to adults. Join us!

Location: Harwood’s 6th Street Studio North
Class Fee: $150 / Harwood Members $135

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Barbara Grothus

Former Harwood Artist

I remember when the Harwood was a big empty building and Friedje had recruited a few people from the community to brainstorm about what it might become. The art community was large; studio and gallery spaces were limited. A match was made, and as the space filled up, the vision evolved. Albuquerque United Artists had an office, and held exhibitions during the 1990s. In 2000, I collected burned relics from the Cerro Grande fire.The Harwood had a space available, and though I have always had my own studio (OK, those burned things were sooty), I rented a studio there while I worked on some ideas. Eventually, I had two shows about the fire The Harwood also awarded me an exhibition in 2005. That was a true honor. The place has been part of my life for the entire time it has existed as a “home for art and artists.

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