John Newman

Wheel Throwing Instructor and Board Member

I have been doing pottery since high school. I love continually learning all aspects of working with the clay, and after a few years I discovered that what I love most is teaching and the opportunity to learn from each of my students. They each bring a different perspective and approach to working with the clay. It is so incredible to watch someone discover their talent and learn what they can create on the wheel. I have now been teaching for over 25 years and still look forward to each class and student.

One of my favorite parts of teaching is the art of Raku firing. The group effort, live fire, vibrant colors of the glazes and the instant gratification of seeing your piece completed all combine to make this one of the most enjoyable aspects of the art of pottery.

Being a Dad and Grandpa, I am really looking forward to once again teaching children’s classes and watching the kids work with the clay as well as the birthday parties we will be offering.