Working at the potter's wheel, Larry Matthews shapes a bowl from raw clay. Matthews will conduct a pottery workshop at the Killeen Lions Club Park Senior Center beginning Thursday.
Larry Matthews, of Temple, instructs Beth Allen, of Rosebud, at the pottery workshop at the Temple Cultural Activities Center. Matthews will be at Lions Club Park Senior Center in Killeen starting Thursday.
Master potter Larry Matthews, of Temple, places his students' clay creations in the kiln at the Temple Cultural Arts Center.
Brittany Chasteen, of Temple, shapes clay during a pottery workshop at the Cultural Activities Center in Temple. The Killeen Senior Center at Lions Club Park, will offer adult pottery classes on Thursdays.
Posted: Thursday, August 8, 2013 4:30 am
Posted on Aug 8, 2013
In the pottery studio toward the back of Temple’s Cultural Activities Center, master potter Larry Matthews leads his workshop students through the process of “throwing and firing.”
“It’s called turnin’ and burnin’ on the east coast,” the 60-something instructor said, describing the steps he’s teaching this weekday morning. He’s talking about shaping raw clay on a revolving turntable into a graceful bowl, waiting a suitable time for the piece to dry and then cooking it in a kiln at more than 2,000 degrees. Glazing is added to some of his students’ creations and the shelves are filled with colorful clay concoctions.
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