OctTPW330- Beginning Pottery Wheel
Tuesdays at 3:30 pm
October 4 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
This class teaches beginning skills on the pottery wheel. We will meet for 2 hours once a week at the assigned day and time. The class fee is for the whole class which meets once a week for four weeks. The class is repeatable as the instructor will continue to teach new skills and techniques as your own skill grows. Learning the basics in ceramics is similar to learning a new sport and requires practice to become proficient. It generally takes more than one 4-week session to grow in skill and we want you to know that most people will not be proficient in the wheel without continued practice. For that reason, studio time is available for current and prior students whenever there are no classes scheduled at $10/hour you will just need to verify open times before coming in. Included in the price of the class is enough clay for average usage, all firing and bucket glazes, and a shelf to store your items during the class. There is a minimum age of 14 to take pottery wheel classes and on the first day those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult who can sign the release of liability paperwork. The first day of the class gives the student a lot of information, approx 30-45 minutes of orientation, so please do not sign up for a class if you cannot make the first meeting. A different skill is covered for each class meeting, missing any class time puts the student behind and it is difficult to catch up. Any pieces made by the student that are left behind for more than 90 days will be discarded unless prior arrangements have been made. If a student misses any classes I will try to slot them into another class within the same week schedule but this is not always possible.
A bleach solution will be used to disinfect tools and surfaces between students and sessions. Please bring an old towel you will need one frequently to wipe your hands and surfaces during class and paper towels will not be provided. You will want to trim your fingernails short as longer nails complicate learning this skill. If you have an apron that you’d like to wear feel free to bring it. If you have previously purchased a gift certificate for a class please call the studio or sign up in person for your class. The following information outlines our refund policy:
Refunds will only be available until 48 hours before the start of any class or event. If you purchase your class/event ticket less than 48 hours before the event no refund will be available. There will be a 6% fee deducted on any refund that is issued to cover the expenses associated with processing your refund.