Pottery Classes

In my home studio in beautiful downtown Huntsville

Fall 2024 registration opens in late July

Wheel Throwing (Beginner / Intermediate)

Learn the basics of throwing on the wheel: mugs, bowls and small vases. Students with more experience will be encouraged to try out new, larger forms and explore different decorating techniques. Low ratio: 3 students per session.

Six-week sessions.

Session #1 – Thursdays, September 5 to October 10 — 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Session #2 – Thursdays, September 5 to October 10 — 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Session #3 – Thursdays, October 24 to December 5 (No class Oct 31) — 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Session #4 – Thursdays, October 24 to December 5 (No class Oct 31) — 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Cost: $360 per person — includes first bag of clay, glazes and firings
Beginner tool kit: $25 • Extra clay: $45 (10kg bag – includes glaze and firings)

Minimum age 12. Youth aged 12–18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Read the NEED TO KNOW page before registering.

Past students also have access to Open Studio: Work along side me as I do my own work. These are not classes and I will not be teaching, but I am happy to offer suggestions or ideas as we work. Maximum two wheel spots and two non-wheel spots (e.g. glazing or handling) per 3-hour block. Open Studio is for past students only who have participated in a 6-week class. Open Studio is offered Tuesdays, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. to 9:30p.m. $35 per 3-hour block. More details will be provided to students during class.

Beginner/Intermediate Wheel Throwing Course Outline

Week 1: Studio orientation; introduction to clay; throwing a cylinder
Week 2: Trimming; throwing a cylinder refresher; time to throw and/or trim
Week 3: Throw a bowl; time to throw and/or trim; optional trimming refresher.
Week 4: Last wet week (Last week to throw new work)
Week 5: Final trimming and prep before glazing; if time permits, students will be able to use their leftover clay to make a limited number of soft slab trays and dishes.
Week 6: Glazing your work. (Underglazes are available for more advanced students) Finished work will be ready for pick up 1-2 weeks later.

Hand building workshops (Beginner)

Two-week workshops based on a theme project. No experience necessary. I guide you through the steps, but you can add your own personal flare!

Week 1: Build your project with clay

Week 2: Decorate and glaze your work (Pick up later)

Maximum 4 students per session.

Winter/Spring line up to be announced

Price includes access to my tools, clay, glazes and firings

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Please take a moment to read though this important information about my classes before you register.