Pottery Classes

Intro to clay

IMG_0484Master potters John Newman and Libby Schoedel combine their considerable skills and knowledge in this fast paced five week class. The course covers the two major clay forming techniques: hand building and wheel throwing. Libby leads students through hand building projects such as boxes or trays. Students learn about slab construction and surface decoration. In John’s portion of the class, students explore the fundamental skills of wheel throwing.

This class is perfect for refreshing your skills if you have been away from clay for a while, or for beginners exploring the art of pottery for the first time. Children over twelve years of age are welcome.

 

Duration: Five weeks

Time: Wednesday 6-8pm

Instructors: John Newman and Libby Schoedel

Skill level: All levels

Ages: 12 – adult

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Wheel Throwing (All Levels)

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This class combines students of all skill levels. Beginners will receive instruction in the fundamentals of basic wheel throwing, centering the clay on the wheel, forming cylinders, bowls and mugs. We will teach you everything you need to know to create a pot on the wheel. Glazing techniques will also be covered.

For the more advanced students we will focus on throwing more complex pieces, teapots, pitchers, lidded jars bowl sets and strengthening your abilities

 

Duration: Eight weeks

Time: Mondays 6-8pm

Instructors: John Newman

Skill level: All levels

Ages: 12 – adult

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Hand Building

imageThis class combines students of all skill levels. We will focus on key hand building techniques including pinch, coil, and slab construction, plus surface decoration, glazing, and firing. The Instructor will provide demonstrations and individual guidance for all levels of experience with special attention to newcomers. Experienced potters may pursue independent projects.

Duration: Eight weeks

Time: Thursday 6-8pm

Instructors: JoDee Moody

Skill level: All levels

Ages: Adult

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Beginning Wheel

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This class is for the beginners and/or potters that want to refresh their basic skills. We cover the fundamentals of wheel throwing, wedging, centering the clay on the wheel, forming cylinders, pulling handles, trimming and finishing mugs to glazing and firing. If time allows we will also demo beginning slip decoration techniques. We will teach you everything you need to create a pot on the wheel. Glazing techniques will also be taught.

Duration: Eight weeks

Time: Saturday 10AM-Noon

Instructors: Nick Lowe and Karen Mannino

Skill level: Beginners

Ages: 12 – adult

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