Adult pottery classes are "open level" which means that students learn at their own pace within a group of students who have varying levels of experience. Class sizes are kept small so that the teacher can support each students personal needs and goals. Students may not bring extra clay home. We also cannot fire extra work that the student has made with clay that they bought on their own and worked on at home. We are a busy pottery studio and fire our kiln around the clock, and we cannot handle the extra volume of kiln firing that this would bring.
ADULT POTTERY CLASSES
$300/7 week session
Adult pottery classes are perfect for both very beginner through experienced students. These classes are "open level" which means that students learn at their own pace within a group of students who have varying levels of experience. Class sizes are kept small and manageable for the teacher, so hat she can support each students personal needs and goals.
On the first day of class, the instructor will acquaint all students with the basics of "throwing" pottery on a high powered wheel. They will assess each students individual learning level and formulate a plan to support each student's individual needs. Throughout the course, students can expect to strengthen skills in "throwing", trimming, hand building, glazing and more. Students will gain an appreciation of the firing process and learn to care for their tools and clean their stations thoroughly when class is through. Techniques in hand building will be covered as well, as most students will toggle between their wheel and hand building station. Handbuilding is often incorporated into thrown pottery projects, for example, a braided handle on a vase would be "handbuilt." Some students may prefer to work exclusively on handbuilding, as the course goes on.
Experienced students may choose to spend the the studio time however they please.
The teacher will provide throwing and trimming demonstrations in every class, to help students learn. Special techniques such as under glazing and sgraffito will be covered, helping students to optimize their artistic and creative potential.