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Wheel Throwing Sampler

4 Wks, 2 Hr Sessions. Learn the basics and surface decoration.

  • 2 hours
  • 256 US dollars
  • 4467 W 56th St.

Service Description

This course is designed to teach you the fundamentals of creating wheel-thrown pottery, plus some additive and subtractive surface decoration techniques. This course is perfect for you if: •You are a beginner and have never touched clay before. •You have some experience working with clay or doing some visual art, like drawing or painting •You would enjoy doing some meditative design •You want to spend a little extra time working on your pieces •You just want to come hang out and be present and enjoy the beauty of clay! I will help you through every step of the process, giving pointers and demonstrations as we go. During the course you will learn: Week 1 •How to measure and wedge clay in preparation for throwing •How to center clay on the potters wheel •How to throw a cylinder (you will make at least 2) •Clean up procedures Week 2 •About the stages of clay (soft, leather hard, bone dry, etc.) and when it is ready for trimming •Trimming your piece to create you desired profile •Adding a foot ring •Painting your piece with underglaze and carving high contrast designs (sgraffito) •Recycling clay and maintaining a sustainable studio Week 3 •Pulling and attaching handles •Additive decoration Week 4 •About glazes and what they do •How to prepare a glaze •How to glaze your piece •How to clean your piece after glazing to prevent accidents in the kiln This course is meant to be a fun and enriching experience and I am really excited to be able to be at a stage in my practice where I can share what I have learned. I will adjust my teaching to suit you and we will go at a pace that is comfortable to you. The course includes all materials and firing of your work. Once fired, you can pay to have your work shipped to you or come pick it up. Once you have booked your first session, I will email you to schedule your next three sessions. Please keep in mind each session should ideally be one week apart to allow for drying/firing time. (You cannot book all 4 sessions in one week.)

Cancellation Policy

To cancel or reschedule, please contact us within 24 hrs of your appointment.

Contact Details

  • 4467 West 56th Street, Cleveland, OH, USA



Megan Young

I have been teaching pottery and visual arts to all ages since 2018 at studios across Northeast Ohio, including the Beck Center for the Arts, Orange Art Center, and Near West Intergenerational School. I believe in the importance of fostering a fun and welcoming studio environment for students of all levels and degrees of experience. We'll most likely listen to some music and chat about life while we work.

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