Wheel Throwing The Basics

Wheel Throwing The Basics with Dori Bolen

Class details

Saturday mornings 10am-1pm - 8 week course - Starting March 27th, 2021

  • Starts

    Sat, 27 Mar 2021

  • Cost

    $325.00

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Wheel Throwing, The Basics ...

Having Problems Centering on the Pottery Wheel?  Then This Class is a Must.

This class is for the beginning student who has little to no experience throwing on the pottery wheel. This is the basics:

  • THE TOOLS; What are these objects and what are they for and how do you use them.
  • CLAY BODY; What does this mean? and what is the difference between grog and no grog? Red or white?, porcelain or stoneware?
  • THE MACHINE: How to operate the pottery wheel and use it to its full potential.
  • CENTERING THE CLAY: How to prevent the clay from flying off the wheel and have success making your first cylinder.
  • LETS MAKE A POT: Of course you will! That's the goal in this class, you will come away with many wonderful things that you will make.
  • TRIMMING: How do you do this without cutting a hole in the bottom of your pot?
  • TIPS and TRICKS GALORE!
 
This class will be taught by Dori Bolen who is the owner of The Clay Center; Dori uses a step by step method of learning, insuring that the student will be happy and delighted to finally be able to understand what throwing on the wheel really means and having success at it.
 

What’s included in this class:

  • 1-$15 Clay Coupon.
  • A potter's first tool kit.
  • Glazes and slips used for class pieces
  • 24x24x12 personal shelf with an additional clay shelf.
  • Break room locker with lock for personal belongings.
  • 1-15% coupon in the retail store for any additional New Mexico Clay for class.
  • An additional 3 hour glazing class; Tips & Tricks, working with slips, oxides and glazes for Cone 6 
  • Community clay tools will be available for use during classroom hours.
  • Students enrolled in classes will be allowed open studio/limited access (3-days a week) during the 8-week sessions.
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