Mondays & Wednesdays
May 6 – June 17*
*no class on Memorial Day (May 29)
Experience Level All experience levels. No previous experience required.
This class offers an introduction to throwing classic pottery forms on the wheel. During this 6-week course, students will become familiar with the potter’s wheel as a tool for production and artistic expression, and work on developing the fundamental skills of wheel throwing, trimming, and glazing. Every week will include an introductory talk, demonstration, work time, guided one-on-one help, and a simple homework assignment to help direct students’ engagement with clay.
Students will be provided with
• Fresh 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.
- Introduce students to the operations of a pottery studio.
- Develop a foundational understanding of pottery terminology and process.
- Learn and practice major steps of the wheel-thrown pottery process including wedging, centering, opening, pulling, ribbing, trimming, handling, bisque firing, glazing, glaze firing, and cleaning.
- Familiarize students with the larger landscape of American ceramics and encourage exploration outside of class time.
- Successfully complete three major projects: Cylinders, Mugs, and Bowls.
- Promote an atmosphere of respect and positivity in the classroom and encourage one another in the learning process.
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.