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#A130 Pottery I Tuesday Mornings

Instructor: Kelly Shaw
Catalog #A130
For Adults (teens over 14 will be considered)
Tuesdays from 10:00-12:00
8 sessions starting May 5, 12, 19. 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23

About this Class: 

This class is a great opportunity to start your journey into functional ceramics. The potter’s wheel is a useful tool with a long history. In this class you will learn all the fundamentals of throwing pottery, from preparing the clay to glazing the surface. Demonstrations include cylinders, mugs, handles, bowls and trimming. Available Open Studio time outside of regular scheduled classes, assures that you will have plenty of time to practice your new skills. If you have any questions about the content of this class, please email

Demonstrations will include: Wedging, Wheel Throwing Basics, Cylinders, Pulling and Attaching a Handle, Bowls, Trimming, Glazing

Here is the basic week to week schedule students will follow during throughout this class

Week 1: Wedging and centering

Week 2: Pulling up a wall, creating a cylinder

Week 3: Pulling and attaching handles

Week 4: Throwing a bowl

Week 5: Trimming a bowl

Week 6: Demos and review by request

Week 7: Glaze Demonstration

Week 8: More Glazing

The materials fee is included in the total price and provides participants with up to up to 50 lbs of clay, their own starter set of pottery tools, glazes, and kiln firings.  The clay used will be a white, high fire, stoneware.  Almost all glazes are food safe.

Being enrolled in this course also entitles participants to studio time outside of class at no additional cost. For more information about Artists in the Studios including a monthly schedule of when the studio is available, CLICK HERE

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