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There are still a few spots in some summer children’s programs. Adult Fall classes will begin the week of September 26th. Registration opens August 13th. Go to “Sign up now” to register.

Fall  Class Offerings

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

Introduction to Handbuilding. Tuesdays 6-8. Instructor Dan Anderson

We will cover  techniques for creating functional and sculptural pieces using soft and hard clay slabs. We will explore various techniques for creating surface designs and textures on clay, options for using forms, molds and templates, and methods for joining and attaching clay pieces to build more varied and unique pieces.

Wheel Throwing a Teapot 4 Wednesdays, 6-8pm. Instructor Molly Cantor

The teapot is a complex form, made from many parts. In this 4 week class, we will focus on creating volume in a thrown teapot form, cover different techniques for making handles, lids and spouts, and put it all together! This class is for advanced beginners and more experienced throwers.