Whether you are new to the wheel or want to up your game, private or semi-private lessons will help you advance your skills faster than you can imagine. My hands-on instructional style means my focus is entirely on you and your hands during the lesson. I’ll demo best practices, and then help you through every stage of centering, opening and pulling the walls on your vessels. Focus on basic skills, or hone in on a particular form – you’re behind the wheel, so the choice is yours!
The focus of our lessons is to help you improve your skills, so we’ll be cutting apart and critiquing some of your thrown forms. At the end of our session, you can select up to two pieces we haven’t dissected for me to clean up, trim as needed, bisque, glaze and glaze fire in a studio glaze of your choice. You’ll come back to pick them up in about three weeks.
If you’ve ever wanted to try the wheel, this is the way to do it. You’ll be amazed at what you can do with a lump of clay and my expert guidance!
Each participant must purchase their own certificate for the class. Liability waivers are required, and will be emailed to you with your confirmation once the project has been selected.
Lessons are intended for adults; teens can learn to throw on the wheel, and are welcome in my studio provided a parent or legal guardian remains in the studio for the entire lesson. For families with younger children, consider a hand-building workshop of 2 or 3 hours; children under ten usually lack the upper body strength and physical geometry necessary to succeed on the wheel and I find it is better to introduce these young would-be potters to clay in a way that will excite rather than frustrate them.
Note that my normal style of teaching the wheel involves close interaction; if this makes you uncomfortable for any reason, please let me know and I’ll switch to a less hands-on teaching approach.
I’m teaching only small, semi-private classes in my home-based studio during COVID. All participants must be fully vaccinated. Mask requirements may change based on CDC guidelines and participant comfort level. Thank you for your cooperation!