Ceramic Wheel Throwing (Thursday Night)

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!

Special Notes
This is an in-person class which will take place in our Ceramic Studio with strict social distancing protocols and a maximum of 6 students in the space. Students will be required to wear masks for the entire duration of the class. 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 is Wednesday, Dec. 2.

What you will learn:

  • Basics of wheel throwing

  • Ceramic and-building techniques

  • Advanced surface treatment with slips and glazes

  • Applying lessons from ceramic history

Required supplies:

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

  • Cloth hand towel

  • 1” and 2” “Chip” Paint Brush

  • Midway through the term students will need these supplies: personal supply of fine tipped brushes or decorating tools; various carving tools; stiff or soft clay-shaping ribs