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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.

Open Workshop 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 is also available. Upon completion students will have an advanced understanding of working on the potters' wheel, glaze preparation and kiln firing. No class 11/23/15.

Open Workshop with Kim Ellington
Date Instructor Day Location Time Cost ID#
October 19-December 14, 2015

Kim Ellington

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CVCC Potters' Workshop

6p-9p

$111.25

  83902



Functional Pottery II with Kim Ellington

This is the second class in a series for experienced students to focus on making pottery for everyday use in the home.  Forms will include pots for baking and serving, canister sets and teapots.  Students will use the potters' wheel to learn production techniques for making sets as well as to develop their skill level and personal style.  Upon completion students will have advanced knowledge of using the potters' wheel, various glazing and decorating techniques as well as loading and firing a pottery kiln.  No class 11/24/15.

Functional Pottery II with Kim Ellington
Date Instructor Day Location Time Cost ID#
October 20-December 15, 2015

Kim Ellington

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CVCC Potters' Workshop

6p-9p

$111.25

83901

 

Hand Building Pottery with Evelyn Arnold

This course if for beginner through intermediate level 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 potters' wheel. Topics include methods of pinch, coil and slab construction, applying glaze and introduction to loading and firing an electric kiln. No class 11/24/15. 

Hand Building Pottery with Evelyn Arnold
Date Instructor Day Location Time Cost ID#
October 20-December 15, 2015

Evelyn Arnold

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CVCC Potters' Workshop

6p-9p

$111.25

83900

 

Pottery Basics and Beyond with Evelyn Arnold

This class is designed for the beginner through intermediate level potter. In this course, students will become familiar with turning methods and materials used in the creating basic forms with the potters' wheel. Topics include clay preparation, turn 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. No classes on 11/11/15 & 11/25/15.   

Pottery Basics and Beyond with Evelyn Arnold
Date Instructor Day Location Time Cost ID#
October 14-December 16, 2015 Evelyn Arnold W CVCC Potters' Workshop 6p-9p $111.25 83899

 

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

 

Fall Workshops

Beginning Mosaic Workshop with Debra Zimmerman

Learn how to turn broken pottery into colorful mosaic creations.  Students will create their own design, attach their mosaic pieces to a base and grout the finished piece.  You may bring a drawing, picture or other inspiration for a design you would like to make.  You may also bring your own pottery pieces or items from home that you may want to incorporate such as: glass, stones, old jewelry or sea shells to create a one of a kind mosaic.  No previous experience is necessary.

Beginning Mosaic Schedule
Date Instructor Day Location Time Cost ID#
September 10- September 24, 2015 

Debra Zimmerman

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CVCC Potters' Workshop

6p-8p

$81.25

83408

 

Whistle Making Workshop with Debra Zimmerman

During this 3-hour workshop, students will use basic clay forming techniques to construct and shape a working whistle.  Students will also embellish and decorate their whistle in order to create a one-of-a kind instrument.  Whistles will be bisque fired and available for pick up on 10/21/15  from 5pm to 7pm.  All skill levels are welcome.  *Students must bring a basic pottery tool-kit that is available at the CVCC Bookstore and/or local craft stores.

Whistle Making Schedule
Date Instructor Day Location Time Cost ID#
October 3, 2015

Debra Zimmerman

Saturday

CVCC Potters' Workshop

9a-12p

$56.25

83410

 

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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Updated 08.31.2015: Potters Workshop