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Pottery and Clay

Ceramics Studio

Adult Classes
(ages 17+)
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Throwing Bigger

This 3-week class is designed for individuals who have some understanding of wheel throwing basics and are ready to learn how to control more clay.

With the help of demonstrations and one-on-one instruction, students will be challenged to practice more complex forms which require between 3 and 6 pounds of clay.

No glazing will be done in this class, but pots will be completed through bisque firing. 

Class Dates: June 1, 8, & 15

Class Time: 10am - 12pm

 

The registration fee for this workshop is $125 and includes the cost of clay, materials, and bisque firing.

Click here to register. 

Glazing Literacy: A talk, Q&A and demonstration

Bring a notebook for a talk about what ceramic glazes are and how

they work! 

Topics include (but are not limited to) glaze makeup, pyrometric cones and firing temperatures, and the difference between glaze, underglaze, oxides, and stains.

The talk will be followed by Q&A and then a glazing demo. The demo will aim to address glaze application and the challenges that can present.​

Class Date: Saturday, June 22

Class Time: 9.30am - 12pm

 

The registration fee for this workshop is $30.

Click here to register. 

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Hand Crafted Tiles and Plaster Press Molds
Ceramics Master Class with Angel Allen

Pottery enthusiasts (beginning and intermediate) are in for a special treat in August.

 

Ceramic artist and educator Angel Allen will be at the Arts Council Ceramics Studio to teach a 3-session master class on Hand Crafted Tiles and Plaster Press Molds. 

We're offering a special "early bird" registration fee during May. This class will fill quickly, so register (click here) early. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to learn with Angel!

Class Dates: August 19, 21, and 28

Time: 9am-12pm

Early Registration Fee: $200

Registration Fee (after 5/31): $250

Questions? Give us a call at 828.884.2787.



Click here to register. 

Mastering the Art of Large Pottery
with Tori Motyl

Unleash your creativity and embark on a transformative journey into the world of large scale pottery with our immersive 2-day, hands-on workshop, "Mastering the Art of Large Pottery."

 

For both beginners and intermediate potters who aspire to add to their skills in creating impressive, sizable vessels on the wheel using the technique of stacking thrown sections. If you can center and throw any amount of clay consistently, you can learn to throw big!

 

Class Dates: October 12 and 13 (Saturday and Sunday)

Class Time: 10am - 4.30pm

 

The registration fee for this workshop is $375 and includes the cost of clay, materials, and bisque firing. Please note: No glazing will be done in this workshop.

Call 828.884.2787 for more details. Click here to register. 

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Youth Classes

Click here for our 2024 Summer Arts Academy schedule and registration.

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Open Studio Times

Open Studio is available to students who are currently enrolled in Wheel Throwing class (except as otherwise noted), and also to former Arts Council pottery students who register for Open Studio. Registration is required for anyone who wants to participate in Open Studio.

Open Studio is generally scheduled for Monday - Saturday. Studio times are:

Mondays: 5.30-8pm

Wednesdays - Friday: 1-4pm

Saturdays: 12-2pm

Registration Fees:

Single session: $25/session

Monthly: $100/month (month-to-month basis)

 

Clay must be purchased from the Arts Council. Cost of Clay: $25 + tax (25 lbs.).

Call 828.884.2787 for more details.

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Private Pottery Lessons and Parties
 

Contact us at 828.884.2787 to discuss details.

 

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