Class Description – Throwing for Anybody Except Beginners

Upcoming Offering

  • Mondays 9:30-11:30am
  • Six classes
  • First class 3/2/2020, last class 4/6/2020

Do you already know how to center? Can you pull up? Ready for more advanced skills?

If you answered yes to all that, then this class is meant for you. Studio owner Jake Johnson will teach a class for anyone who already knows the basics. You must be able to center and pull up. This class will delve into more advanced skills such as lids, throwing in sections, decorating techniques, and more. The class will be tailored to the skill level of those in it, so if you're already advanced, it'll work for you too.

(No idea what you're doing? Never used a wheel? First class ever? Please think about one of our other classes, which will be better suited for you.)

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.)


The studio's 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 professional potter and studio owner Jake Johnson. Jake holds an MFA in ceramics from Penn State, has been working in clay for over 15 years. His work has been featured in magazines, books, and more than 40 juried exhibitions across the country.

More about the class sessions

During each class meeting, Jake will demonstrate techniques and give you time to try it out. If there's a particular wheel skill you want to work on, that will be addressed as well. In general, the first 4 classes are for working at the wheel, the fifth class is for trimming and finishing touches, and the last class is for glazing.

About the studio: Make Waynesboro Clay Studio is operated by Jake Johnson Ceramics LLC. 

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