Clay Craft 2.0: Intermediate Wheel Throwing

Tuesdays & Thursdays
March 5-26 & April 11-25*

*Spring Break (no classes March 28, April 2, 4, or 9)

Ages 18+
Experience Level Intermediate and up. Previous experience with the pottery wheel required.*

Class Description

Ready to take your pottery skills to the next level? This class serves as an extension of the Moving Mud class. Over this 6-week course, students will be introduced to more advanced ceramic concepts like kiln operation, throwing larger forms, and multi-part forms. Every class will include an introductory talk and/or slideshow to provide a theoretical backbone for instruction. Students will work on four projects: mugs, large bowls, vases, and jars.

Materials Needed

Students will be provided with
• 1 bag (25 lbs) of ready-to-use clay
•  Access to traditional throwing and trimming tools
•  Space in our kilns to fire pots
•  Use of shop glazes

Additional materials are available for a fee.

Ceramics Open Studio

Monthly passes are available for experienced students to access the ceramics studio for independent outside-of-class worktime. Contact Maxwell at [email protected] to learn more.

Maxwell Starr

Maxwell Starr

Pottery Instructor & Program Associate

[email protected]

About the Instructor

Maxwell Starr was born and raised in a small town outside of Philadelphia and has been a life-long visitor to the Adirondacks. Maxwell first learned to throw on the wheel over a decade ago from his father, who was himself a recreational potter. In the years since, he has been involved in academic programs, arts centers, and both public and private kiln firings. After graduating from Skidmore College in 2021, he spent a year working for the national renowned graduate program in Ceramics at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania before moving full-time to Lake Placid. Maxwell’s own ceramic work focuses on traditional pottery forms fired in atmospheric kilns. His other areas of interest and experience include natural draft kiln design and construction, glaze and clay chemistry, and wood firing kilns.


Questions? Know you may need to miss class sessions? *Unsure if this class is the right fit for you? Contact [email protected].