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CVCC Potters' Workshop

Pottery Class Schedules  

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.

 

Raku Pottery

Experience the excitement of Raku! Originating in 16th century Japan as part of the traditional tea ceremony, the modern western version of Raku involves removing the hand built or wheel thrown pottery from the kiln while red hot and placing it in combustible material for cooling. The results are often unpredictable and spontaneous with a typical firing cycle of 20 minutes or less. Upon completion, students will have a working knowledge of making, glazing and firing pottery. Students of all skill levels are welcome.

Raku Pottery
Date Instructor Day Location Time Cost ID#
March 16 - May 4, 2015

Kim Ellington

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CVCC Potters' Workshop

6p-9p

$111.25

81133

 

Independent Study with Kim Ellington

This class offers students with prior experience on the potters' wheel the opportunity to work on individual clay projects of their own choosing. The purpose of the class is to enable students to work at their own pace to develop their skill level and personal style while receiving guidance and instruction from a working, professional potter. Students will have full use of the workshop facility including glazes and kiln. Open lab time outside of regular class hours are also available. Upon completion students will have an advanced understanding of working on the potters' wheel, glaze preparation and kiln firing. 

Independent Study with Kim Ellington
Date Instructor Day Location Time Cost ID#
March 17 - May 5, 2015

Kim Ellington

T

CVCC Potters' Workshop

6p-9p

$111.25

81123

 

Hand Building II

This course is for the beginner through intermediate level pottery student and focuses on developing and refining 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 potters' wheel. Topics include methods of pinch, coil and slab construction, applying glaze and introduction to loading and firing an electric kiln.

Hand Building II
Date Instructor Day Location Time Cost ID#
March 17 - May 5, 2015

Evelyn Arnold

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CVCC Potters' Workshop

6p-9p

$111.25

81120

 

Pottery on the Wheel II

This course focuses on developing and refining basic wheel throwing skills. Students will begin with simple bowls, tumblers, mugs and small pouring vessels. Topics include clay preparation, turning techniques and basic glaze application. Upon completion, students should be able to produce basic forms, trim, apply glazes and be familiar with loading and firing a kiln.

Pottery on the Wheel II
Date Instructor Day Location Time Cost ID#
March 18 - May 6, 2015

Evelyn Arnold

W

CVCC Potters' Workshop

6p-9p

$111.25

81132

*** Lab hours are available to students enrolled in classes at the Potters' Workshop ***

 

Summer Workshops

Let's Talk Pots! with Shane Mickey

In this one day workshop taught by Shane Mickey, he will demonstrate how he creates his signature pitchers, Gnome Jars and a variety of tableware, as well as, share techniques for throwing stacked forms and handles. A wide variety of topics will be covered during the demonstration, including making a living as a potter, kiln building and social media use. Lunch will be provided.

Let\'s Talk Pots! with Shane Mickey
Date Instructor Day Location Time Cost ID#
May 30, 2015

Shane Mickey

Saturday

CVCC Potters' Workshop

10a-4:30p

$75.00

81505

Creating Platters & Plates on the Potters' Wheel with Po-Wen Liu

In this one day workshop, ceramic artist Po-Wen Liu will demonstrate how to create platters and plates on the potters' wheel. The demonstration will include throwing, trimming and decorating techniques such as carving, slip trailing and inlay. Lunch will be provided.

Creating Platters & Plates on the Potters\' Wheel with Po-Wen Liu
Date Instructor Day Location Time Cost ID#
June 20, 2015

Po-Wen Liu

Saturday

CVCC Potters' Workshop

10a-4:30p

$75.00

81506

Creating Unique Pottery: Decorating Techniques with Raine Middleton

This one day hands-on workshop taught by Raine Middleton, is a "how to" guide for creating unique pottery. It is designed for potters of every level who are interested in stylizing their pottery. Techniques that will be covered include paper resist, wax resist, simple alterations, stencil and soft stamp printing, sprigging/stamping, slip trailing, carving and sgraffito. Upon completion of the workshop, completed tiles will be bisque fired (not glazed) in an electric kiln, and participants will be able to pick up their work between August 24 and 28. Lunch will be provided. *Students must bring a basic pottery tool-kit that is available at the CVCC Bookstore and/or local craft stores.

Creating Unique Pottery: Decorating Techniques with Raine Middleton
Date Instructor Day Location Time Cost ID#
August 8, 2015

Raine Middleton

Saturday

CVCC Potters' Workshop

10a-4:30p

$86.25

81507

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 email Evelyn Arnold at

earnold@cvcc.edu

 

To register for classes, workshops or seminars please use the »Instant Online Enrollment or call 828-327-7000 ext. 4319.

 
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