All adult students must purchase clay at $20.00 for 25 lbs. Only clay purchased through the Fitton Center may be fired in the facility’s kilns.
Clay is provided for all youth and teen classes.
Instructor: Carol Waldorf
Have fun with clay as you explore its endless possibilities. Discover hand building techniques such as coiling and slab building. Create original tiles, pinch pots and more! Students will learn how to finish their project with underglazes and glazes and take home their very own works of art. Using these methods, students will create sculptures and useful decorative items as they develop their artistic abilities through self-expression.
Instructor: Kate Toensmeyer
This class is geared towards those with previous pottery experience and abilities who are interested in further developing their talents in the pottery studio. The instructor will work with students at their individual levels and enable them to progress to more difficult projects. New techniques in clay and methods of finishing will be introduced each session, along with pottery wheel demonstrations. This class will improve students’ pottery skills, giving them the confidence to progress and grow further as artists.
Instructor: Carol Waldorf
Learn the basics of the pottery wheel and hand-building pottery techniques. Students will create their own functional pieces or sculptures as they progress at their own rate to more challenging projects. Some experience with clay is suggested; beginners to pottery will start with basic skills and hand-building and then have an introduction to the pottery wheel experience at the end of the session.
Instructor: Kate Toensmeyer / Joe Paushel
This class is for the adult who is completely new to pottery. Master the basics of hand-building with clay to create pots, platters and more. Learn to work with coils and slabs and create surface textures with a variety of tools. Finished work will incorporate various glazing and decorating techniques.
Wheel Throwing I
Instructor: Joe Paushel
For those who are new to the pottery wheel or just haven’t done it in a while. Learn the basics (or get a refresher) on wheel throwing and glazing in this beginning pottery class. Students will first learn how to center clay on the pottery wheel and then learn to create basic pottery forms. Finished work will incorporate glazing and decorating techniques.
Wheel Throwing II
Instructor: Julie Blair
Now that you’re hooked, expand on your pottery skills from Wheel I by working toward making more advanced forms. Learn new decorative surface techniques using slip, wax resist, and more!
Please Note: New students must have completed at least one section of Wheel Throwing I to take this class.
Advanced Functional Pottery
Instructor: Linda Hanson
This intermediate-to-advanced class is for skilled potters knowledgeable in hand-building techniques. The student will explore more advanced forms of functional pottery, including constructing complex forms, textural markings, glazing and slip/oxide additions. Emphasis will be on the individual experience while personalizing and honing their craft. Students will be challenged to expand their pottery expertise while enjoying an evening with fellow clay lovers.