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Teapots: A Wheel-Throwing Workshop

The teapot is one of the most iconic ceramic forms and one of the most challenging to make. This hands-on workshop will guide participants through all of the steps of constructing a well designed and smoothly functioning teapot. Demonstrations will cover forming techniques for each component of the teapot including; the main vessel, lid, spout, and handle. During the 2-day workshop participants will apply the techniques they are learning to their own unique, individual teapots, and will be encouraged to consider how to create a visually cohesive and utilitarian form. 

This is an intermediate level class. Participants should be comfortable centering and throwing 2 or more lbs of clay. Class fee includes one 25 lb. bag of clay and 2 punch card visits to complete the project. All pieces from the workshop will be bisque fired. Glaze firing is available for current studio members or students enrolled in a 6-week class during the summer semester. 

Instructor: Sherry Nicholson 

Saturday, June 1: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Sunday, June 2: 12:00pm – 3:00pm

  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Prerequisites: Completion of Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel and Continuing Wheel classes or equivalent, and confident, basic wheel skills; centering, raising cylinders, working with 2 pounds of clay or more on the wheel.

Class fees by level:  NC State Students – $65   Public – $95