Functional Stoneware: A Beginning Pottery Class

Jul 31st - Aug 6th, 2017
Full Package: $930
Class only: $365

We're excited to introduce new faculty member Ron Cole! Ron's enthusiasm for all things pottery-related is contagious, and his warmth, patience, and humor make for a great atmosphere in the studio. 


This class will cover the creation of functional ceramic items, such as plates, bowls and mugs. We will be learning to use the potter’s wheel as our primary means of creation, as well as other techniques for adding handles, knobs, and ornamentation to our wheel-thrown forms.


Participants will explore a range of glazing skills and techniques to complete our finished pottery. We will be working with both red and white stoneware clays fired to cone six in an electric kiln.


This class is particularly oriented towards beginners, but all experience levels are welcome. Class size will be limited to 6 participants. Ages 16+



What will class time be like? Will I need to work outside of class?


Each day will start with demonstration and a brief lecture, followed by guided instruction for the remainder of the class. Access to the studio will be available throughout the day, so participants should plan on setting aside at least one hour outside of class each day for trimming and other piece-finishing tasks.



What can I expect to create?


Each participant will complete 5 – 10 finished items by the end of the week, including mugs, bowls, candle holders, vases, etc.



What should I bring to class?


All necessary pottery materials will be provided. Participants are encouraged to wear old clothes and bring a work apron if desired.



This class is part of the Grünewald Guild's Summer 2017 Program: Wonder, Discover, Begin. Click here to learn more about the weekly rhythm as well as alternate housing options. 


DISCOUNT: Save $50 when you pay in full by December 31, 2016 for a week long 2017 summer program class with room & board.


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Jul 31st - Aug 6th, 2017
This is a non-refundable deposit.
The remaining balance must be paid in full upon arrival.