Ceramics: Wheel Throwing (Thursday evening)

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 onsite at Fleisher. Please review our COVID-19 community safety policies for current guidelines.

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. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply for winter term assistance is Wednesday, November 23; Notifications will be sent by Wednesday, December 7.

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 at the front desk of Fleisher – no outside clay is permitted.

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

  • Cloth hand towel

Midway through the term students will need these supplies:

  • 1 and 2-inch hake brush

  • Personal supply of decorating tools

  • Various carving tools