Wheel-thrown Pottery

Winter 2018

How to Register

For all skill levels

Classes include 10 sessions which meet on the following days:

Monday 10am - 1pm: Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29. Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26. Mar. 5, 12. Available spots: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8  

Tuesday 6:30 - 9:30pm: Jan. 9, 16, 29, 30. Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27. Mar. 6, 13. Available spots: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7

Wednesday 6:30 - 9:30pm: Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31. Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28. Mar. 7, 14. Available spots: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7

Saturday 10am - 1pm: Jan. 13, 20, 27. Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24. Mar. 3, 10, 17. Available spots: 1-2-3-4-5


Costs Explained:

Base Tuition $425

Materials/Firing Deposit: $50.00, includes 25 lb. of any stoneware clay (porcelain excluded).

Deposit also includes up to 1000 cu. in. of kiln space.

Total Tuition at the point of registration: $475


Additional costs beyond those included in the deposit.

Studio firing fee: per cubic inch which includes: both bisque and high-fire oxidation or *reduction glaze firing.

Studio clay charges per $25 lbs: $18.50 any stoneware; $34.00 porcelain.

*Conditions apply for reduction: Size and kiln space limits all assessed for suitability.


All tools supplied

Instructor: Frank Bosco

enrollment limited to 8 students

Course Description

One of the oldest and most challenging of all ceramic forming processes. Hollywood romanticism aside, it’s all you, and the feel-good exhaustion of having done something for yourself alone. Demonstrations in the basic principals of using the electric wheel for forming and finishing will be the focus throughout the term for absolute beginners. Each student has their own pace of learning, so the product you can expect will be based on your ability to grasp the mechanics. Demonstrations will also lead the beginner to the finish details of glazing.

This course is perhaps the most popular of all ceramics processes. However, If your goal is to achieve an excellent proficiency of this process, then be prepared for a long-term commitment and dedication to practice. If you’re just looking for some fun, then a taste of the process will be enough. Either way it’s a win-win.

Are you up for the challenge?