We will have all of the tools you need ready to begin instruction. This session lasts about 2 hours. We go over several pottery techniques, no matter your skill level. You will make a pinch pot, a coil pot, a slab cup and everyone who want to, gets a turn on the wheel! Each task is designed to build on your new found skills as the lesson progresses. It's really fun and I make sure each person is successful. There will be extra clay available for some “free play”, if desired. Most children like to make animals, so I suggest you look at a few pictures beforehand. At the end of the lesson, you will choose from a wide selection of colors. From there, I will be sure they dry properly and put them through two series of kiln firings. Your items are normally ready for pick up or shipping* within 4 weeks. *(Shipping is an additional charge of $25 per location anywhere in the United States. Payable at time of class.)*
• We cannot serve alcohol, but you may bring your own wine or beer as long as it is age appropriate and responsible.
I have worked as a professional potter over 20 years. I teach pottery lessons in my studio to a wide range of ages and skill levels. I love sharing ideas and knowledge of the process. I find that teaching pottery opens up lines of communication to the general public about understanding techniques, tools and the many processes that clay goes through to become a finished product. I graduated with a degree in Ceramics from East Tennessee State University in 1997 and then worked for professional potters as a studio assistant for several years before my husband and I started our own business in 2003. I actually taught him! We make everything by hand in "small batch" form. We are members of some prestigious Southern Guilds and our work is featured in magazines and galleries all over the southeast.
The lesson will be in our beautiful, private studio, located behind our house at the end of the driveway. We live in a quaint neighborhood just on the edge of downtown Asheville. Our space is bright and cozy with a full bathroom, heat, a/c, indoor and outdoor seating and good parking. We are a family friendly environment.
8月28日 水曜日 15:00～17:00
Parking onsite Dress casual and please keep all jewelry with your belongings. All clay and tools provided. Ground level, minimal steps. Bathroom available, but not wheelchair equipped.
Make your own pottery - 2 hour