Throwing on Potter’s Wheel


David Nelson

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Class Price


Class Description

Throwing clay on the wheel is a very challenging and absorbing activity. In this 4 week class, focus will be on learning skills needed to throw basic forms. Repeating this class, will help you develop your skills over time, and we can work on embellishments and more complex forms. For beginners, in the first three class meetings, we will work towards controlling the clay to make simple forms, using colored slips to decorate the surface, and trimming to finish the forms. In the fourth class, we will glaze those forms. You can expect that in your first three weeks of class, you will make bowls and proceed to cylinders as your skills develop. Experienced throwers, and those wishing to do hand-building techniques in the class are welcome to register for this class, but the attention of the instructor will be mainly with beginning throwers, with attention to difficulties any students are experiencing behind the wheel. Demonstration of more advanced techniques will be given as time allows.

If you would like to join the class after the first meeting, you will need to register for the next session as well as the session in process. Cost of the current session will be prorated at $25/ class.

Firing of work is an extra charge at $2.00 / pound

Any work made in this class will be available for pick-up 2 weeks after last class date.

Included Materials

Clay, Slips, and Glazes
Access to tools and equipment
Open studio use outside of class hours

Session One

February 5, 12, 19, & 26
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Session Two

March 5, 12, 19, & 26
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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