Ceramics: Wheel Throwing (Monday)

Come and learn to make earthenware pottery and vessels. This class is based strongly on finding out your individual needs, as every student comes in with different ideas about what they want to make. The class will encourage students to challenge themselves by stepping out of their comfort zone, by trying new techniques and reminding them that the best way to try something new is to treat it like play; bring your humility to class and you’ll learn a lot more and have much more fun!

Please note: This is a 6-session workshop. Fleisher will be closed on Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day, and class will conclude on Monday, August 1.

Special Notes

This is an in-person class which will take place in our building with strict social distancing protocols and reduced student capacity. Please see our COVID-19 community safety policies.

Tuition Assistance is Available

To make our classes and workshops accessible to everyone, Fleisher offers tuition assistance every term so that everyone can join our creative community. We have recently streamlined the application process, making it even quicker and easier. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply for summer term assistance is Friday, May 27th. Tuition assistance notifications will be sent by Wednesday, June 1st.

What you will learn:

  • Basics of wheel throwing

  • Ceramic hand-building techniques

  • Advanced surface treatment with slips and glazes

Required supplies:

  • You will need to purchase clay during the online registration process or at Fleisher – no outside clay is permitted.

  • Basic clay tool kit (rib, cut off wire, pin tool, small sponge, loop trimming tool)

  • Cloth hand towel and apron

Midway through the term students will need these supplies:

  • 1 and 2-inch hake brush

  • Personal supply of decorating tools

  • Various carving tools