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In this six-week class, Alexis Dillon, an experienced potter and retired high school ceramics instructor, covers basic throwing and glazing techniques with some advanced techniques for intermediate potters. Students learn how to make cups, bowls and other vessels, how to alter thrown pieces, how to make and attach handles and lidded vessels. Class time includes informal discussion, demonstration and hands-on instruction. This is strictly a pottery wheel class. Slab work will not be explored in this class. We feel it takes several sessions to grasp the art of throwing and centering.

The last session will cover basic glazing of your fired pots. Registration includes all materials you will need for class, one bisque firing and one glaze firing. Classes are limited to 6 students, ensuring a high level of individual attention, and are reserved on a first-paid basis. Sorry, we cannot refund money once you have started the classes. In the event the class is cancelled, your payment will be refunded. Classes are held at Main Exhibit Gallery’s fully-accessible art center.

The cost is $180 for six sessions of wheel and one glazing session if you pay by September 16 ($190 after, if space is available). Class size is limited to 6 participants and pre-registration is required with payment.

  • You will get messy, so bring an apron or wear work clothes and shoes that can get dirty.
  • Leave your rings at home.
  • Bring a hair tie if you have long hair.
  • Entrance to class is at the lower level rear of the building.
  • Park out front or in parking area on Grant Street.


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