Have you always wanted to learn the basics of throwing clay on the pottery wheel? Beginning students will learn how to center a ball of clay and shape it into various objects. Students with previous experience will learn techniques to make more complicated forms and hone in their skills. This class is a great opportunity for students of all levels to explore clay on the potter’s wheel in a fun and creative atmosphere. For ages 16 and up.
Classes are held at The Potter's Shop in Waukesha, WI and will consist of 6 consecutive sessions, one day a week for 2 hours.
The 6 week program is as follows:
Class 1: Basic foundations covered, transitioning clay into onto bowls with basic shaping.
Class 2: Recap class 1, focusing on centering your ball of clay and throwing cylinders.
Class 3: Recap of bowls then move onto plates.
Class 4: Cover shaping of cylinders into various forms such as vases, pitchers, etc... We also cover lids.
Class 5: Last wheel session where we will work cover lids, or a personal project/ idea.
Class 6: Final session - students will glaze their own work.
Class fee includes unlimited use of clay during class time and the ability to keep 10 finished pieces. ($5 each additional piece)
Make Up Policy: Quick make-up sessions are possible in a 30 minutes increment before a pre-scheduled ongoing class. You may also be able to make up your class in another ongoing class if space is available.
You will be working with "real" stoneware clays and glazes. It is the same materials we use in the production of our high-fired stoneware. Everything you make will be food, microwave, dishwasher, and oven safe. All pottery is subject to cracking, blistering and glaze running which make your piece unfunctional due to the firing process. We do everything we can to prevent defects but is part of the pottery experience.
Six week adult pottery classes range in size from 4 -10 people. Class may be canceled last minute due to low enrollment. Payment is required at the time of sign-up to secure a spot in the class.
Please wear appropriate clothing for getting clay on, trim your fingernails, tie back long hair and remove any hand accessories.
Finished pottery pieces not picked up in 90 days will be discarded.
For questions please call 262-547-1920 or email us at [email protected]
Cancellations and session changes are permitted up to 14 days prior to the start of the session. Due to the limited number of spaces available in each class, students who must cancel from 14 to 7 days prior to the start of the session will be refunded 50% of the class fee. No refunds are permitted on cancellations less than 7 days prior to the start of the session. We reserve the right to cancel or merge any of our classes based on enrollment. All students that may be affected by these changes will be notified, and those students will have the right to cancel their registration for a full refund or receive a credit for the next class session. FULL REFUNDS ARE SUBJECTIVE TO A 5% SERVICE FEE.
Join us today for one of our beginner pottery wheel classes in Waukesha, Wisconsin.