In our seven-week beginner classes, your pottery instructor will teach centering on the wheel and cover basic throwing techniques - no experience needed! You'll explore ceramic forms as you make cups, bowls and other vessels, alter thrown pieces, and make and attach handles to mugs and pots. Instructors guide you in creativity while helping you establish and work towards your individual goals in beginner ceramics.
This class is also perfect if you've already taken a wheel pottery class (here or elsewhere) but would like to review and/or expand your technique. After the 5th wheel session, you'll participate in a trimming class to finish up any pots you've already made to prep for a bisque-firing (first firing) in our kiln. The final session will consist of glazing bisqued pieces. They'll then be fired and ready for pickup, typically in about 2 weeks!
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Wheel Pottery with Cray
Wheel Pottery with Sandra
3 Saturday Afternoons | April 6, 13, & 20
In this 3 week intermediate course for students 18 years and older, pottery instructor Alexis Dillon will introduce you to the basics of Raku firing! You'll dive right in on April 6 learning about the medium and creating your pieces, then finish them (trimming bases, signing, etc.) on April 13. If you can't make the 13th, you have the option to come in on either our Wednesday evening or Sunday afternoon open studio between April 6 and April 13 to wrap up, or work at home. April 6 and April 20 are essential to the class, so if one of those days doesn't work for you, we suggest waiting to register for one of our future raku sessions. On April 20, you'll glaze and fire your pieces in the quick, exciting, fiery Raku process! They'll be ready to go home with you the same day.
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Ligonier, PA 15658
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