This semi-private workshop will introduce you to the basic skills of throwing on the pottery wheel including, wedging clay, centering, opening, pulling, trimming and glazing. No prior experience is required.
You will get to keep the bowl or cylinder you have successfully created. We will glaze and fire it for you with our glaze pick of the week.
Important Things to Note:
Class size is up to 4 people. Your work will be bisque fired, glazed, and then glaze fired. We will contact you in approximately 3-4 weeks when your piece is ready to be picked up.
What you'll learn in Pottery Wheel Class:
Q: Is there a minimum age requirement to attend your classes?
A: Our evening classes are for adults ages 21+ only, as it is a BYOB event. However, morning pottery wheel sessions are open to young adults ages 16 and up as long as they are mature, behaved, and comfortable working in an older group.
Q: Are materials provided and included in cost of the class?
A: Yes. Cost includes instruction, clay, tools, towels, aprons, glaze, and bisque firing. To paint your finished and bisque fired creations, you'll need to come back during open studio time.
Q: Can I make a vase or a mug in my first class?
A: This is entirely up to you and your skill set. We will provide and assist you with instruction and techniques for throwing basically anything on the pottery wheel. However, like any other skill, it does take time and practice to master. Therefore, we never advise that you can make any one specific thing by the end of your first class. We will help you to make something... however, if that something turns out to be a lopsided bowl, it will be YOUR lopsided bowl that will make an excellent jewelry holder or loose coin holder or key depot that will be functional, and most importantly, fun to create!
Q: I am a seasoned potter...Can I work without instruction?
A: Classes at The Turquoise Cup are designed to be fun and casual, more so for beginning potters. During the fall and spring, we offer multi-week sessions for students looking to truly learn the art of throwing on a pottery wheel. These sessions as well as our drop-in classes are kept small to ensure lots of individualized attention. Therefore, if you're interested in working on your own thing without instruction, our classes probably aren't the best fit. :( We will soon offer open studio for those who are taking classes with us or have passed our Independent Study Assessment.