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The Potters' Workshop Offers a Variety of Fall Classes

The Catawba Valley Community College Potters' Workshop is pleased to offer a variety of classes starting in August of this year.  Whether you have never touched a ball of clay or have knowledge turning a pot, the Potters' Workshop has a class for every skill and interest level.  

Popular day and evening classes return for the fall include Handbuilt Pottery I, instructed by Evelyn Arnold, runs Tuesdays, August 19th thru October 14th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Kim Ellington returns to teach Catawba Valley Pottery I, on Wednesdays from August 20th to October 15th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Also Raine Middleton returns to teach Decorative Pottery on Thursdays, August 21st thru October 16th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 

Additionally, the Workshop has added three new classes.  Intermediate Pottery I - Wheel Throwing, taught by Workshop instructor Po-Wen Liu, is designed for the intermediate level potter and focuses on refining wheel throwing skills and creating various functional forms.  Glazes and surface design techniques, such as slip carving, inlay, and slip trailing will also be covered.  The class meets Mondays, August 18th thru October 13th, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

The second new class, Handbuilding Pottery I, also instructed by Po-Wen Liu, experiments with forms and methods of construction using handbuilding techniques, such as coil, pinch and soft slab to generate a variety of forms without the use of the potters' wheel.  Development of the surface through texture, inlay and slip trailing will also be covered.  The class meets Wednesdays, August 20th thru October 15th, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 

The third new class, Pottery- Beginning and Intermediate, instructed by Evelyn Arnold, is designed to provide the basics for a strong foundation in wheel thrown and handbuilt pottery forms.  All levels are welcome to attend.  The class meets Thursdays, August 21st thru October 16th, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 

Located in Mountain View along Hwy 127 South at 5845 Walnut Grove Lane, the CVCC Potters' Workshop offers a variety of pottery classes for all skill levels with quality instruction. 

For further information please call 828-327-7000 ext. 4032. 

Registration is now open for fall classes! 

To register, please use our »Instant Online Enrollment or call 828-327-7000 ext. 4319.

2550 US HIGHWAY 70 SE • HICKORY, NC • 28602-8302 • 828.327.7000
Updated 08.14.2014: Potters Workshop