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Adult winter classes will begin the week of January 30th. Registration is now open. Go to “Sign up now” to register.

Winter  Class Offerings

 Hand Building with Slabs: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral. Tuesdays 6-8pm. Instructor Kim Erslev

This 6 week slab building survey class is suitable for all levels.
In this class, participants will learn how to make pottery with slabs, both functional and/or sculptural forms. We will start with functional pottery-  bowls, cups and vases,  and then have the option to make more decorative and sculptural forms using plants and animals as inspiration. We will explore surface drawings, stamps, or carvings. For participants with more experience, there will be an option to come with a project and work independently, with help from the instructor when needed.
$240 Tuition includes materials.

Learning to Throw: Developing a Practice. Mondays 6-8. Instructor Chris Nelson

This class will be an introduction to wheel-thrown pottery with an emphasis on repetition, developing a practice, taking risks, and exploring the limits of the clay – to learn basic skills.  Students will learn how to center clay, shape basic forms, make handles, trim, and glaze pottery. Students may or may not go home with a finished pot. $300 includes materials

Intermediate and Advanced Beginner Throwing . Wednesdays 6-8  Instructor Chris Nelson
For experienced beginners and intermediate throwers who are comfortable centering and throwing basic forms. This class will begin to explore the idea of throwing and glazing with intent. Students will begin to learn how glazes, surface and forms work together. The skills of trimming, pulling handles, decorating and glazing will also be further developed.