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CVCC Potters' Workshop

Pottery Class Schedules  

 

Pottery I

Designed for the beginner through intermediate potters, students will learn turning techniques to create utilitarian forms using the potters' wheel. Topics include clay preparation, turning techniques using the potter's wheel and glazing pottery for firing. Upon completion, students will have finished pots and be familiar with working on the potter's wheel and glaze application. 

Pottery I

March 27 - May 22,
2014

TH

6p-9p

CVCC Potters'
Workshop

Preston Tolbert

$166.25

75163

Beginning Pottery: Handbuilding and Throwing

Beginning Pottery is an introductory course designed to give students a hands-on artistic experience using clay. You will learn a variety of techniques including hand building and wheel throwing. You will also gain experience with various decorating and glazing techniques.

Beg Pottery:
Handbuilding &
Throwing

May 27-June 26,
2014

T & TH

9a-12p

CVCC Potters'
Workshop

Evelyn Arnold

$221.25

75207

Beginning & Intermediate Wheel Throwing Workshop

This two week intensive workshop is designed for the beginning through intermediate potter. Students will learn a variety of turning techniques to create utilitarian forms using the potters' wheel. Topics include clay bodies and preparation, tools and equipment, centering, turning basic to intermediate forms, trimming, surface design, slips and glazes, and firing.

Beg/Int. Wheel
Throwing Workshop

June 2-June 13,
2014

M-F

6p-9p

CVCC Potters'
Workshop

Preston Tolbert

$221.25

75206

Raku Pottery Workshop

Experience the excitement of Raku, an ancient Japanese method of glazing and firing pottery. This two week intensive workshop will include using the potters wheel as well as hand building techniques to create unique clay pieces. The last three classes are devoted to students glazing and firing pieces in a Raku kiln. The experience is spontaneous and dramatic as the pieces emerge from the fire. This class if for the beginner as well as the experienced potter.

Raku Pottery
Workshop

June 16-June 27,
2014

M-F

6p-9p

CVCC Potters'
Workshop

Preston Tolbert

$221.25

75205

Using Your Electric Kiln Seminar

Are you wondering about how to get the most out of your electric kiln firings? This is a perfect seminar for anyone new to firing their own work in an electric kiln. This one day seminar will discuss how to program, load and fire electric kilns for bisque and glaze. We will also cover general maintenance and simple kiln repairs. Lunch will be provided.

Using Your Electric
Kiln Seminar

June 28, 2014

S

10a-3p

CVCC Potters'
Workshop

Po-Wen Liu

$50.00

75212

Catawba Valley Pottery and Clay Workshop with Steve Abee

This two week intensive workshop will explore the making of functional pottery using local Catawba Valley clay that reflects the style of the Catawba Valley Pottery tradition. Our focus will be to create vessels such as jugs, jars and pitchers that are inspired by the tradition. Basic wheel throwing experience is required.

CV Pottery and
Clay Workshop with
Steve Abee

July 7-July 18,
2014

M-F

9a-12p

CVCC Potters'
Workshop

Steve Abee

$221.25

75210

Scratching the Surface Workshop

Fresh ideas for surface design and decoration will expand your creative expression. In this two week intensive workshop we will explore options for decorating pottery that will spice up the surface in new and interesting ways. Learn about or continue to practice sgraffito using terra sigillata. This workshop is open to anyone with basic wheel throwing or handbuilding experience.

Scratching the Surface
Workshop

July 7-July 18,
2014

M-F

6p-9p

CVCC Potters'
Workshop

Raine Middleton

$221.25

75204

Basic Glaze Mixing Seminar

This is a must attend seminar for anyone firing their own work. At some point your glaze didn't turn out and you weren't sure why. Topics to be covered include ingredients and materials classification, use of scales, recipes, materials storage, safety, sieves, temperatures and atmospheres and basic glaze testing. No prior knowledge or experience is required. The workshop will take you from knowing nothing to being comfortable mixing glazes. Lunch will be provided.
 

Basic Glaze Mixing
Seminar

July 12, 2014

S

10a-3p

CVCC Potters'
Workshop

Po-Wen Liu

$50.00

75211

Intensive Wheel Throwing Workshop

The focus of this two week workshop will be on developing and improving your wheel throwing skills. Students will be introduced to different techniques to create functional forms. We will also cover surface decoration techniques such as chattering, carving, slip trailing and inlay. This workshop is open to anyone with basic throwing experience.

Intensive Wheel Throwing
Workshop

July 21-August 1,
2014

M-F

2p-5p

CVCC Potters'
Workshop

Po-Wen Liu

$221.25

75208

Handbuilding & Surface Decoration Workshop

Now you have a handbuilding class under your belt, how about trying some advanced projects and new approaches to glazing and decorating your work? In this two week intensive workshop you will learn how to make tiles, lanterns, planters or flower vases, all with new surface treatments. Students will do work without the use of the potters' wheel. Enroll now and explore new possibilities!

Handbuilding & Surface
Decoration Workshop

July 21-August 1,
2014

M-F

6p-9p

CVCC Potters'
Workshop

Shelly Johnston

$221.25

75209

 

 **Students must have or have purchased a basic pottery tool-kit that is available at the CVCC Bookstore and/or local craft stores. Students should bring a towel and apron to class and dress in comfortable clothes that they don't mind getting dirty.**

**Fees for the classes listed include the cost of the class, clay, glaze materials, kiln firings and insurance.

 

To print a registration form for any of the classes listed, click here.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION YOU CAN CONTACT

THE POTTERS' WORKSHOP AT 828-327-7000 EXT. 4032

OR E-MAIL EVELYN ARNOLD AT

EARNOLD@CVCC.EDU

 

TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES, WORKSHOPS OR SEMINARS PLEASE USE THE » Instant Online Enrollment " OR CONTACT CHERI TONEY AT

CTONEY@CVCC.EDU

 

 
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