Learning to make a pot on the wheel can be magical, humbling, exhilarating and challenging, but most of all fun.
In this course, all adults are welcome – from complete novice through more experienced potters. Beginners will be introduced to the important basics of wedging, centering, throwing a basic form, trimming and glazing bowls, cups and other vessels. Intermediate and advanced students will be encouraged to develop their own personal style, and to grow as potters. Specific projects will be demonstrated including, teapots, casseroles, altered forms, bud vases, and round forms. Selection of projects will be responsive to the desires of the students. Different surface treatments will also be explored. The instructor will demonstrate at the beginning of each class and will respond to each student’s individual needs depending upon their level and proficiency.
6 Mondays, 6:30-9 pm
April 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3
$190 / $185 PAC members
Clay Open Studio Time
Open studio is available on one weekend day for three hours during the class session and is free to enrolled pottery students with only a materials/firing fee of 5 cents per cubic inch. Open studio is available to others with approval of instructor at a rate of $8/hr. + 5 cents per cubic inch materials/firing fee. No instruction is provided during open studio, it’s primarily time for finishing projects and practicing.
Open studio and other pertinent pottery stduio information is posted to the Putnam Arts Council’s Potters FB Group. If you would like to join this group, send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org The address of the group is:
Clay Studio Rental
Available on a monthly basis for potters with experience.
Contact PAC’s office for info. 845.803.8622
A make-up class for each offering is at the discretion of the clay instructor