About this Class
Working on the wheel can be very satisfying, but can also take a toll physically. This workshop will teach you how to align your whole body to leverage the strength you already have when working on the wheel and in associated tasks, including wedging. HanaKyle will guide the class using her expertise of what our bodies need to do to engage our muscles effectively, with the assistance of a Clayhouse teacher bringing their knowledge of technique and craftsmanship to the demonstrations.
In this 2.5 hour session, we will:
- discuss areas of concern in the body and relevant anatomical details, with plenty of time for Q&A
- practice specific stretches and mobility movements to prepare for and/or counteract the physical patterns of wheel throwing
- explore the details of how we use fingers, hands, wrists, shoulders, and neck in this work
- practice and experiment with ergonomic variations of common techniques, and get feedback in the moment
HanaKyle Moranz is a massage therapist and personal trainer of over 15 years, and recently returned to the wheel after a long hiatus. She’s enthusiastic to share details about anatomy, physiology, and using our bodies in optimal ways for longevity, both on the wheel and in everyday life. Learn more about her at www.hanakyle.com.
Dates: Feb 25
Time: 2 PM to 4:30 PM
Class Size: 16 students
Class cancellation made more than 7 days prior to the scheduled start date will be eligible to receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. Cancellations made less than 7 days prior to the scheduled start date will receive a 50% virtual credit that is valid for 6 months from issuance. Cancellations made within 24 hours of the class start will not be eligible for refund or credit. Please be aware that once the class begins we are unable to offer refunds, credit, transfers to other classes, or deferrals to other semesters. Our policy is non-negotiable and exceptions cannot be made. To request cancellation of a class, please email: pottery@
ClayHouse Brooklyn is not responsible for providing make-up classes or issuing reimbursements for classes changed or missed due to illness, emergency, COVID-19, pandemics and weather closings, substitute teachers, or other events beyond our control. Students in semester courses may make-up up to 2 missed classes by attending a similar level class within that same semester. There are no makeup classes for workshops, private lessons, or parties.
Fired pottery will only be held at our studio for 1 month. Please bring your own bag to take home pottery - bags will not be provided.