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Intro to Potter’s Wheel

Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel is designed to introduce students to working in our clay studio. You will learn the fundamentals of clay preparation, throwing, trimming, and glazing. This class can also serve as a great refresher course and is perfect for someone looking for extra help before moving on to the next level. Register and learn to feel confident when raising and shaping walls into vase forms, mugs, and bowls.

Practice time outside of class is strongly suggested to develop throwing skills. Class fee includes one 25-pound bag of clay plus use of a storage locker for the duration of the class.


Section A – Blake Kennedy
Section B – Jake Goodnight
Section C – Charlene Poisel
Section D – Heather Rhymes
Section E – Amie Hodges

Section A: Thursdays [6 weeks] August 24 – September 28: 10:00am – 1:00pm* 

Section B: Thursdays [6 weeks] August 24 – September 28: 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Section C: Fridays [6 weeks] August 25 – October 6: [skips September 1]: 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Section D: Thursdays [6 weeks] October 5 – November 9: 6:30pm – 9:30pm  

Section E: Mondays [6 weeks] October 16 – November 20: 6:30pm – 9:30pm  

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Prerequisites: None 

Class fees by level:  NC State Students – $110   Public – $175

Class includes a PUNCH CARD and eligibility for a CLASS PASS. Visit the Policies and Procedures page for more information.

*Note: Parking on campus weekdays prior to 5:00pm requires a Visitor Parking Permit [$10 daily].