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Introduction to Clay, Handbuilding
Learn to manipulate clay using several handbuilding
techniques such as coil, slab, slump, extrude, and to
texture using various common tools.  Students will
create a variety of finished projects, including a cup,
soap holder, and glaze test tubes.

Introduction to the Pottery Wheel
Learn the skill of wheel pottery, "throwing".  
Students will develop the skill of preparing clay for
throwing, centering, pulling, and removing from the
wheel.  In this class the student will learn to create
bowls and cups.   The best finished projects will be
fired to bisque, glazed, and refired.  However,
emphasis will be on developing and refining
throwing skills.
For successful results, plan spending practice time
outside of class.

Next Level Wheel Pottery
This is a continuation of the Intro class.  Students
will continue refining their wheel throwing skills and
add the skills of creating handles, lids, and spouts.  
Design and function will be studied.   Students will
also develop improved glazing techniques.

Independent Study
This class provides one-on-one ceramic mentoring
to develop skills in areas of personal interest.  
Discussions with the instructor will lead to specific
project assignments.
NOTE:  Improved clay handling skills will only
come with practice. Successful students will
afford the time necessary outside of the
classroom to practice the skills learned in class.