Class Description – Throwing I

Fall 2017 Sessions

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Have you ever wanted to learn to throw on a potters' wheel?

This class is meant for you. Throwing I is for students with no to little throwing experience. Come learn at Make Waynesboro Clay Studio in Waynesboro, VA.

This class is designed to give you an introduction into the basics of making pottery on a potters' wheel. No experience necessary! We will first instruct you in how to center the clay on the wheel, and from there you will learn how to create shape for cups, bowls, and vases. The final class will be reserved for learning the basics of glazing the works you choose to have fired in the kiln. By the end of the 6-week session, you will have gone through the whole process-- from starting a form on the wheel to seeing it glazed and finished, and you will have a few finished pieces to take home!

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

  • Six week session, meeting once per week
  • 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 before the first class.

More about the class sessions

Week 1: Introduction, centering, pulling up the clay
Week 2: Cups and free work time
Week 3: Trimming, handles, and free work time
Week 4: Bowls, vases, and free work time
Week 5: Trimming, carving, and finishing techniques
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 makewaynesboro@gmail.com 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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