Class Description – Intro Combo

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  • Wednesdays 6-8PM starting March 14, 2018. Six weeks.
  • For students at least 16 years old.

Learn a little bit of wheel-throwing AND a little bit of handbuilding!

Brand new to clay and want to learn a little of both kinds of skills? Been away from clay for awhile and looking to start back up? Completed our Throwing I but want more time at the intro level before moving on?

Come learn to work with clay at Make Waynesboro Clay Studio in Waynesboro, VA.
This class is designed to provide students with a brief introduction to both sets of ceramics skills: wheel-throwing and hand-building. Students will spend 2-3 classes learning how to throw on the wheel, as well as 2-3 classes learning the basics of handbuilding. Thanks to Ghost, everyone seems to know what wheel-throwing is. Hand-building includes things like building with clay slabs or pinching clay to build pots. They're important skills that many students are able to pick up faster than throwing. This is a new class offering for us, and we hope you like it!

Students in this class must be at least 16 years old.

What's it cost? What's the fee include?

A six-week class session costs $150.00 per student. Members of the SVAC and SAAC receive a 10% discount.

The $150 class fee includes 6 weeks of instruction, clay, use of studio tools, and firing credit. (Firing credit is limited. You'll be able to bisque some of your pieces, and glaze fire up to a half-shelf of work. Trust us-- that's enough. If you want to fire more, you'll be able to pay extra for it.)

When and where

-Classes are held at Make Waynesboro Clay Studio, near downtown Waynesboro.

The address is 200 W 12th St., Waynesboro VA 22980.

The studio is part of a larger complex at The Mill at South River. Students will be provided with specific directions (including code for the gate, which you need after 5pm) before the first class.


This session will be taught by Tori Jackson. Tori has experience teaching here at the studio as well as in K-12 schools. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in art education from James Madison University.

More about the class sessions

(exact schedule subject to change as instructor sees fit, but these are roughly the skills that will be covered)

Week 1: Introduction to wheel-throwing
Week 2: Cylinders on the wheel
Week 3: Introduction to handbuilding with pinchpots
Week 4: Slab-building
Week 5: Finish projects / free work time
Week 6: Glazing basics, firing basics, time to glaze your pieces

Refund and Cancellation Policy

We reserve the right to cancel classes which do not fill. In that case, you will be notified 7 days before the first class, and you will be refunded immediately. If you paid via Paypal, you will be refunded via Paypal through whichever method you paid. If you paid via check, you will be mailed a check.
If you decide that you cannot take a class after all, you will be refunded in full if you let us know by email or phone 540-445-1072 at least SEVEN DAYS in advance. No refunds will be given after that time, as we have reserved your space for you and committed to others that we will run the class at that point.

No make-up classes will be offered for students who must miss classes. If we, the Studio, need to cancel a class for reasons such as instructor illness or weather, students will be offered the choice of a proportional refund or the chance to make up the class one week after the last scheduled session.


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