Wheel Throwing Pottery (November)

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Wheel Throwing Pottery (November)



November 7 — December 7, 2023
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM PST

*No class for the week of 11/21 + 11/23

Beginners will learn the fundamentals of throwing clay on the pottery wheel. Brief discussions at the beginning of class will touch on contemporary ceramics and the skills we will be building to make our own work. Students will learn how to manipulate clay on the potter’s wheel to create functional, unique and personal pieces. We will focus on learning basic forms such as cups, bowls, and mugs. Students will learn how to embellish their pieces using slips (liquid colored clay) and glazes. All finished work will be food safe and fully functional. 

Intermediate students are invited to practice wheel throwing techniques with the goal of refining your approach, building new skills, and challenging yourself to throw more advanced forms. Demonstrations will focus on techniques for throwing with consistent results, while also emphasizing the importance of design for making functional pots. Interested students may work on component making such as lids, spouts, handles, and/or matching sets.

Ages: 15 – Adult