Pottery has a unique and rich history, as well as having the special distinction of being both functional and artistic. Our classes are for beginners and more advanced students.
This course is designed for students with some previous experience in using the potters' wheel and/or handbuilding. Students will refine and develop throwing and handbuilding skills as well as explore historical and contemporary surface decoration techniques. Topics include incising, swirlware, sprigging, carving, underglazes, graffito and resist techniques. Students should bring pottery tools, brushes and carving tools. Pre-requisite: Wheel or Handbuilding class. Note: No class November 23 for Thanksgiving holiday.
|Oct 12-Dec 7||Mon||Jennifer Sigmon||East Campus, Room 1081||6:00 PM-9:00 PM||$171.25||110370|
Hand Built Pottery Techniques
This course is for the beginning pottery student and provides instruction on basic hand building techniques. Students will learn techniques for hand building a variety of functional forms such as mugs, bowls, and platters without the use of the potter’s wheel. Topics include methods of pinch, coil, and slab construction, applying glaze and introduction to loading and firing an electric kiln.
Hand Built Pottery I
This course if for the beginning pottery student and provides instruction on basic hand building techniques. Students will learn techniques for hand building with a variety of functional forms such as mugs, bowls and platters without the use of the potter's wheel. Topics include methods of pinch, coil and slab construction, applying glaze and introduction to loading and firing an electric kiln. Note: No class June 30, 2020. No class November 25, 2020 for Thanksgiving holiday.
|Jun 2-Jul 28||Tue||Evelyn Arnold||East Campus, Room 1081||6:00 PM-9:00 PM||$171.25|
|Aug 12-Sep 30||Wed||Jennifer Sigmon||East Campus, Room 1081||6:00 PM-9:00 PM||$171.25||110371|
|Oct 14-Dec 9||Wed||Evelyn Arnold||East Campus, Room 1081||6:00 PM-9:00 PM||$171.25||110372|
Hand Built Pottery II
This class is designed for intermediate to advanced handbuilders. Students will work on self-directed independent projects with impromptu discussions and demonstrations based on individual needs. There will be glazing and kiln loading and firing demonstrations and discussion.
Introduction to Teapots
In pottery, making a teapot can be a challenging endeavor. This class will demystify and simplify the process. We will investigate the form, the function, and history of tea ware. We will use both throwing and handbuilding techniques to make teapots that pour well and are aesthetically pleasing. We will also get into other aspects of tea culture such as teacups and saucers, Japanese tea bowls, tea caddies, and trays. The final class will include a tea drinking experience using ware made in the class. Intermediate/Advanced pottery experiences is required.
|Aug 13-Oct 1||Thu||Preston Tolbert||East Campus, Room 1081||6:00 PM-9:00 PM||$171.25||110373|
Pottery for Beginners
Beginners is an introductory course designed to give students a hands-on educational and artistic experience using clay. Students will learn a variety of techniques including hand building and wheel throwing using the potters' wheel. Students will also gain experience with surface design, glazing and will also be introduced to loading and firing an electric kiln.
|Aug 11-Sep 29||Tue||Evelyn Arnold||East Campus, Room 1081||9:00 AM-12:00 PM||$171.25|
Pottery on the Wheel-Level I
This class is designed for the beginner. In this course, students will become familiar with turning methods, and materials used in creating basic forms with the potters' wheel. Topics include clay preparation, turning techniques, and basic glaze application. Upon completion, students should be able to center, turn basic forms such as bowls and mugs, apply basic glazes, and be familiar with loading and firing an electric kiln. Note: No class November 24, 2020 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
|Jun 3-Jul 29||Wed||Preston Tolbert||East Campus, Room 1081||6:00 PM-9:00 PM||$171.25|
|Aug 11-Sep 29||Tue||Preston Tolbert||East Campus, Room 1081||6:00 PM-9:00 PM||$171.25||110374|
|Oct 13-Dec 8||Tue||Evelyn Arnold||East Campus, Room 1081||9:00 AM-12:00 PM||$171.25|
|Oct 13-Dec 8||Tue||Preston Tolbert||East Campus, Room 1081||6:00 PM-9:00 PM||$171.25||110376|
Pottery on the Wheel-Level II
Designed for students with prior experience using the potters' wheel, students will learn to create a variety of forms including pitchers, vases, and lidded jars. Also included is instruction on how to apply glazes and the proper procedure for loading and firing an electric kiln. Upon completion, students will be familiar with working on the potter's wheel, glaze application and firing techniques.
|Oct 15-Dec 10||Thu||Preston Tolbert||East Campus, Room 1081||6:00 PM-9:00 PM||$171.25||110377|
Open Pottery Workshop: Hand Building and Wheel Throwing
This class is open to anyone with previous hand building or wheel experience. Students have the opportunity to work on individual clay projects of their choice and at their own pace to develop their skill level and personal style while receiving guidance from an instructor. Students will have full use of workshop facilities including glazes and kilns. Note: No class July 2, 2020 for the Fourth holiday. No class November 25, 2020 for Thanksgiving holiday.
|Jun 4-Jul 30||Thu||Evelyn Arnold||East Campus, Room 1081||6:00 PM-9:00 PM||$171.25|
|Aug 12-Sep 30||Wed||Evelyn Arnold||East Campus, Room 1081||9:00 AM-12:00 PM||$171.25|
|Oct 14-Dec 9||Wed||Evelyn Arnold||East Campus, Room 1081||9:00 AM-12:00 PM||$171.25|
Experience the excitement of Raku, an ancient Japanese method of glazing and firing either hand built or wheel thrown pottery. Upon completion, students will have a working knowledge of creating pieces using the Raku method, including the unique glazing and firing techniques. This class is for the beginner as well as experienced potter.
Thrown and Altered Pottery
Students will throw pottery on the wheel and then explore ways of altering their work through adding, removing, altering, and changing clay forms. Create a variety of other forms that look similar or wildly different from conventional wheel thrown pottery. Wheel throwing experience is a must for this class. No class June 29, 2020.
|Jun 1-Jul 27||Mon||Preston Tolbert||East Campus, Room 1081||6:00 PM-9:00 PM||$171.25|
Supply fee covers kiln firings, glaze materials and 1 bag of clay. In addition, students must purchase a tool kit available at the CVCC Bookstore or local craft store. Students should bring a towel, apron, large sponge, and a 5-gallon bucket to class. Dress in comfortable clothes that you do not mind getting dirty.
Classes will be held on the East Campus (EC).
For questions about the courses contact Evelyn Arnold at firstname.lastname@example.org;
to register you may email Cheri Toney at email@example.com, or register with Instant Online Enrollment.
For further information you may contact the Continuing Education Department at (828) 327-7037.