This course will give students a foundation for throwing on the wheel.
Four Tuesdays (no class on 4/7 and 4/21), beginning March 31, from 6-8:30pm. This course will give students a foundation for throwing on the wheel. They will start by learning the stages of the clay from start to finish, the proper vocabulary to use, and the two firing processes that clay goes through. Students will learn to throw basic shapes (bowls and cylinders) on the wheel, apply a foot to each piece by trimming, and glaze bisque ware. Each student will have finished usable pieces to take home and be ready for an intermediate class. The class will include wedging, how to use the potter’s wheel, centering, first pull, compression, shaping, ribbing, cutting off, throwing on a bat, throwing off the hump, trimming, bisque firing, glazing, glaze firing, grinding, and lots of fun! Beginners and refreshers are welcome. 175/$165 for members.