Beginners Hand-Building

Start Here!

This course offers the beginner a valuable introduction to the ceramic process. The emphasis is on pinch and coil construction and classes include instruction on surface treatments and glaze application.

Tuesday, 7:00pm – 9:00pm ROBERT KIBLER Start Date: 01/07/2020 Register

Beginners Wheel Throwing

Learn to use the potter's wheel

This course lays the foundation for personal development of basic skills in throwing, trimming and glaze application.

Tuesday, 7:00PM - 9:00pm CHRISTINE SCHWANDT Start Date: 01/07/2020 Register
Saturday, 10:00AM - 12:00 Noon CAROL ARONOWSKY Start Date: 01/11/2020 Register

Advanced Beginners Hand-Building

Learn slab-building techniques in this follow-up to Beginners Hand-Building

This course offers the advanced beginner a valuable introduction to hard and soft slab construction and includes instruction on glaze application. Experience with pinching and coiling is prerequisite.

Wednesday, 7:00PM - 9:00pm TITIA ESTES Start Date: 01/08/2020 Register

Advanced Beginners Wheel Throwing

Develop your skills as you learn new forms

This Advanced Beginner’s class will include an introduction to throwing, trimming and glazing lidded pots. You will explore varieties of lids, flanges, vessel shapes as well as throwing 1 piece lidded forms. Participants must be independent in throwing, trimming and glazing small vessels. Beginners Wheel Throwing or similar level of experience is a prerequisite.

Saturday, 12:00noon – 2:00pm CAROL ARONOWSKY Start Date: 01/11/2020 Register


There is no try. Do or do not!

Inspired by Heike’s ceramics education in Germany, this intensive course focuses on the mastery of throwing techniques for efficiency and accuracy. Particular emphasis will be placed on clay preparation, throwing exercises, repetition and practice to take your skills to the next level.

The ability to throw, trim and glaze independently is a prerequisite for this class.

*bootcamp: a short, intensive and rigorous course of training

Thursday, 10:00AM - 12:00Noon HEIKE FRITZ-SCHERER Start Date: 01/09/2020 Register

Intermediate Wheel-Throwing

Designer Wheel Throwing

Once you are comfortable throwing, trimming and glazing your work independently, an intermediate class will allow you to explore creating and developing your own designs. The ability to throw, trim and glaze independently is a prerequisite.

Thursday, 7:00PM - 9:00PM JOTHAM HUNG Start Date: 01/09/2020 Register

Advanced Intermediate Hand-Building

Refine and develop your hand building techniques

Use advanced hand-building techniques to explore personal ideas and self-expression. This course will focus on form and surface finishing options. Hand Building experience (pinch, coil and slab) is prerequisite.

Wednesday, 7:00PM - 9:00PM TITIA ESTES Start Date: 01/08/2020 Register

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