Intro to Pottery
6 Week Class
Dates: Tuesdays, October 5–November 9, 2021
Time: 6:30–9:00 PM
Instructor: Jesse Rasmussen
Learn the art of making pottery and create decorative and functional vessels in a spacious studio.
This class is for the beginner and for those who have taken beginning pottery classes in the past. The course will cover basic and intermediate level workings in clay – this class is mainly focused on wheel-thrown vessels (centering, pulling walls, shaping and trimming). Topics on cups, mugs, bowls, plates, cylinders, and aesthetics related to these shapes will be covered.
Advanced students are welcome and individual instruction will be given on topics such as lids, two-part pots, slip decoration, large vessels, production techniques, and more.
Each student will create a small series of functional vessels on the wheel (6-8). Various styles of vessels will be discussed during this course and an introduction to glaze and firing techniques will also be covered.
The cost of this course includes 23 hours of free open studio time per week for extra practice.
AGES: Adults & Teens 16+
MATERIALS FEES: (Paid to the J)
Bag of Clay: $28.00
Tool Set: $15.00
MATERIALS TO BRING:
Basic pottery tools are available for purchase at the J ($15 for a basic pottery tool kit), or you can bring your own.
Small bucket for water (an ice cream pail works great)
Appropriate clothes for getting dirty and having fun
COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS: Masks are required for all students and instructors.
We continue to closely follow the guidance of our local health departments. If there are any changes to the safety protocols at the J we will update you promptly.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, October 4, 12:00pm