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Adult 6 Week Beginner Pottery Wheel Classes

$225.00

No experience or artistic ability needed for this pottery wheel class.  Join us for six weeks of fun playing in clay.

See the schedule below to select your starting date.
We are located in Waukesha, Wisconsin

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Description

Have you always wanted to learn the basics of throwing clay on the 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.

Classes will consist of 6 consecutive sessions.

The first 5 sessions will be actual instruction and working on the potter’s wheel.

The 6 week program is as follows:

Class 1: Basic foundations covered, transitioning into onto bowls with basic shaping.

Class 2: Recap class 1, focusing on centering and 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) 

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.

Six week adult 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.

2022 Schedule

Mondays 6:30 – 8:30pm

  • July 11th- August 15
  • August 22nd – October 3rd
  • October 10th – November 14th
  • More TBA

Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:30pm

  • July 5th- August 9
  • August 16th – September 20th
  • September 27th – November 1st
  • November 8th – December 13th
  • More TBA

Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:30pm

  • August 17th – September 21st
  • September 28th – November 2nd
  • November 9th – December 14th
  • More TBA

Thursdays 6:30 – 8:30pm

  • July 7th- August 11th
  • August 18th – September 22nd
  • September 29th – November 3rd
  • November 10th – December 22th
  • More TBA

Saturdays 10:00am-12:00pm

  • Jan. 15 – Feb. 19
  • February 26th – April 2nd
  • April 9th – May 14th
  • Break In Summer… More in Fall TBA.

If you do not see the date you are looking for on the drop down menu, please email us to be put on our wait-list.

 

Class cancellation policy

No refund is available if cancellation is less than one week before the start of class.  If you need to miss a session you can join another session in progress as long as room is available. We reserve the right to cancel classes if the minimum enrollment is not reached; full tuition will be refunded.

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 in 120 days will be discarded.

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Class Dates

Tuesday: May 17th – June 21st, at 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Monday: May 16th – June 27th, at 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Monday: July 11th- August 15 at 6:30pm, Monday: August 22nd – October 3rd, at 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Monday: October 10th – November 14th, at 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Monday: November 21st – December 19, at 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Tuesday: July 5th – August 9, at 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Tuesday: August 16th – September 20th, at 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Tuesday: September 27th – November 1st, at 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Tuesday: November 8th – December 13th, at 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Wednesday: August 17th – September 21st, at 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Wednesday: September 28th – November 2nd, at 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Wednesday: November 9th – December 14th, at 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Thursday: May 19th – June 23rd at 6:30pm, Thursday: July 7th- August 11th, at 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Thursday: August 18th – September 22nd, at 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Thursday: September 29th – November 3rd, at 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Thursday: November 10th – December 22th, at 6:30pm – 8:30pm