Pottery

All Pottery courses include three hours per week of wheel practice time. Clay and glazes are provided. There will be a firing fee of $2.50 per pound. All glazeware greater than 15” will be $3.50 per pound. Tools are not supplied. Students may purchase a basic set of tools for under $21 at the first class.

For the latest information about the studio, practice times, and more, visit the CAW Pottery site.

 

Spring Term:
March 13 – June 11

All Levels

Handbuilding with Clay

with Violet Harlow

Discover the rich world of handbuilding with clay. Learn all about coil-building, slab-rolling, textures and tools in this class for beginners and those with very little experience. From wedging to glazing, participants will be taught at their individual levels of experience. Approached with enthusiasm for clay, this class will bring out the hidden artist in you!

Note: No class 5/29. Includes 3-hour weekly practice time.

Supplies: Clay and glazes are provided. There will be a firing fee of $2.50 per pound. All glazeware greater than 15” will be $3.50 per pound. Tools are not supplied. Participants may purchase a basic set from studio for $21 at the first class.

Mon, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM, 3/13 – 6/5
12 sessions: $432; Early bird price: $410 (Discount available until 2/6)

Registration Closed

 


Techniques for Wheel Throwing

with Stephen Rodriguez

This course will focus on wheel throwing techniques for participants new to clay and those with experience. Start by learning methods of wedging, centering, lifting and forming, in addition to practicing the best positions for negotiating a mass of clay on the wheel. Learn to consider glaze color prior to making an object. Demonstrations will cover the importance of trimming techniques and various forming processes. Open to all levels.

Note: Includes 3-hour weekly practice time.

Supplies: Clay and glazes are provided. There will be a firing fee of $2.50 per pound. All glazeware greater than 15” will be $3.50 per pound. Tools are not supplied. Participants may purchase a basic set from studio for $21 at the first class.

Tues, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 3/14 – 6/6
13 sessions: $450; Early bird price: $428 (Discount available until 2/6)

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Beginning and Intermediate Pottery

with Charles Jones

This class is for participants with no previous experience or for those seeking further development of handbuilding, throwing and glazing skills. Interested participants can also acquire a working knowledge of loading and firing kilns.

Note: Includes 3-hour weekly practice time.

Supplies: Clay and glazes are provided. There will be a firing fee of $2.50 per pound. All glazeware greater than 15” will be $3.50 per pound. Tools are not supplied. Participants may purchase a basic set from studio for $21 at the first class.

Tuesday, 7:00 PM- 10:00 PM, 3/14 – 6/6
13 sessions: $468; Early bird price: $445 (Discount available until 2/6)

Registration Closed

 


Pottery: All Levels

with Louise Harter

The emphasis in this class will be on mastering the skills to make dishes for food. We will cover clay preparation, wheel-throwing, tools, trimming, pulling handles and glazing. Part of each class will be dedicated to demonstrations and exercises.

Note: Includes 3-hour weekly practice time.

Supplies: Clay and glazes are provided. There will be a firing fee of $2.50 per pound. All glazeware greater than 15” will be $3.50 per pound. Tools are not supplied. Participants may purchase a basic set from studio for $21 at the first class.

Section A
Wed, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM, 3/15 – 6/7
13 sessions: $468; Early bird price: $445 (Discount available until 2/6)

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Section B
Wed, 7:00 PM- 10:00 PM, 3/15 – 6/7
13 sessions: $468; Early bird price: $445 (Discount available until 2/6)

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Pottery From Start to Finish

with Alice Chittenden

This class will teach both handbuilding and wheel skills to beginning as well as intermediate and advanced participants. Instruction will be delivered through demonstrations, group discussion and working one-on-one with participants. Individuals may choose to create functional and/or sculptural pieces. Emphasis will be given to glazing and surface treatments.

Note: Includes 3-hour weekly practice time.

Supplies: Clay and glazes are provided. There will be a firing fee of $2.50 per pound. All glazeware greater than 15” will be $3.50 per pound. Tools are not supplied. Participants may purchase a basic set from studio for $21 at the first class.

Thurs, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, 3/16 – 6/1
12 sessions: $432; Early bird price: $410 (Discount available until 2/6)

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Pottery for the Absolute Beginner

with Violet Harlow

No clue what wedging or throwing are? No worries! This class is for you! Participants will focus on simple forms to make functional art like cups and bowls. In addition, demonstrations by the Instructor will help introduce techniques suitable for the ultimate beginner. This class is ideal for participants new to clay in all ways with fellow ‘Green Potters’ in a relaxed atmosphere.

Note: Includes 3-hour weekly practice time.

Supplies: Clay and glazes are provided. There will be a firing fee of $2.50 per pound. All glazeware greater than 15” will be $3.50 per pound. Tools are not supplied. Participants may purchase a basic set from studio for $21 at the first class.

Sat, 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM, 3/18 – 6/9
13 sessions: $429; Early bird price: $408 (Discount available until 2/6)

Registration Closed

 

Intermediate + Advanced

Intermediate + Advanced Pottery

with Stephen Rodriguez

This course will focus on wheel throwing techniques in stoneware. Lessons will cover both functional and decorative pottery forms. Participants will also be instructed on how to manipulate high fire glazes to achieve a variety of results, including double glazing, wax resist and the application of dry wood ash on specific glazes.

Note: No class 5/29. Includes 3-hour weekly practice time.

Supplies: Clay and glazes are provided. There will be a firing fee of $2.50 per pound. All glazeware greater than 15” will be $3.50 per pound. Tools are not supplied. Participants may purchase a basic set from studio for $21 at the first class.

Mon, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 3/14 – 6/6
12 sessions: $432; Early bird price: $410 (Discount available until 2/6)

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Beyond the Basics: Intermediate + Advanced Pottery

with Anita Griffith

Participants will build up their skills in basic handbuilding or throwing to explore innovative design approaches to making pottery and sculpture. Starting with a choice of terra cotta, stoneware, or porcelain, participants will become familiar with colorful stains, terra sigillata, and the use of standard slips and glazes in reduction or electric oxidation firing. Emphasis is on individual guidance as participants find their own expressive voice in clay.

Prerequisite: Participants should have a basic knowledge of clay before enrolling in this course.

Note: Includes 3-hour weekly practice time.

Supplies: Clay and glazes are provided. There will be a firing fee of $2.50 per pound. All glazeware greater than 15” will be $3.50 per pound. Tools are not supplied. Participants may purchase a basic set from studio for $21 at the first class.

Thurs, 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM, 3/16 – 6/8
13 sessions: $468; Early bird price: $445 (Discount available until 2/6)

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Open Studio

Open Pottery Studio

with Studio Monitor

This studio offers monitored sessions for those participants who have worked at CAW for at least one term and who would like to work on their own.

Note: Includes 3-hour weekly practice time.

Supplies: Clay and glazes are provided. There will be a firing fee of $2.50 per pound. All glazeware greater than 15” will be $3.50 per pound. Tools are not supplied. Participants may purchase a basic set from studio for $21 at the first class.

Fri, 7:00 PM- 10:00 PM, 3/16 – 6/1
12 sessions: $396; Early bird price: $376 (Discount available until 2/6)

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