Adult Beginner’s Wheel Class
Students learn the skill of centering and evenly distributing clay to make cups, bowls, and plates, as well as the application of handles. Gaining control of these skills further prepares each student for more advanced techniques. The course also includes instruction in glazing techniques. No previous experience is required. This class is a good option for those with previous experience to refresh their basic skills.
Adult Advanced Wheel Class
This 7-week course builds upon the skills learned in a beginner’s wheel class, and introduces new concepts that can include making ceramic sets, as well as bottles, pouring vessels, lidded vessels, closed forms, and more. Prior experience and a level of competency is required.
Adult Hand Building Class
This 7-week course focuses on techniques that include the use of pinch pots, coils, slabs, and extruded forms to make open and lidded containers, vases, cups, figures, bowls, trays, plates, teapots, wall-pockets, clocks, etc. An overview of ceramic materials, surface treatments and glazing is included. Students are encouraged to innovate and follow their creative vision. No experience is required.
Block Workshop Time
At The Potter’s Wheel, currently enrolled adult students and artists can utilize the facilities of the studio for their independent pursuits during times of normal operation, when classes are not meeting. It is $15 for each 3 hour block, which includes access to all equipment and areas dedicated to either hand building, wheel throwing, or glazing.
THIS TIME MUST BE BOOKED ONLINE
Teenager Wheel Classes - SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19
This 7-week course provides teenagers with instruction in basic wheel throwing and fundamental glazing techniques. No previous experience is required. The registration cost includes clay, underglazes, and glazes; no additional fees apply. Each session is 7-weeks long, and classes meet for 2 hours, from 11am to 1pm.
Kids Hand Building - SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19
This 7-week course provides children with a supportive environment, a creative outlet and opportunities to problem solve while developing fine motor skills. This weekly two-hour class is suitable for children from ages 6 to 10 and enables them to learn various methods of clay construction. Discussions on topics relating to science or natural history are encouraged as students engage in their individual and creative endeavors. This is a drop-off program with a limited class size and encourages children to explore the creative process in a nurturing environment. The registration cost includes clay, underglazes, and glazes; no additional fees apply. Each session is 7-weeks long, and classes meet for 2 hours, from 11am to 1pm.
Annual Session and Class Schedules
Each session runs for 7-weeks from September to April, and 3-4 weeks from May to August (depending on how many weeks are in each month). Please note that class scheduling does take major holidays into account, so that you may find a class does not meet one week mid-session, that would be the reason. In that event, the session will be extended to 8-weeks, to ensure that all 7 classes meet.
The length can vary, but the Potter’s Wheel tries to schedule a break between sessions.
We do not refund for missed classes.