Pottery-Intro to Wheel Throwing w/John Pocopanni


Join us for this day-time introduction to wheel throwing class!

Sessions: Wednesdays OR Friday Nights OR Sunday Morning OR Sunday Afternoon

New class dates below!

*Click here to pay annual registration fee!*




Intro to Wheel Throwing with John Pocopanni



11:00 am-1:30 pm








Ages 16 & up only

Class dates:

Sundays-11:00 am-1:30 pm OR  2:00pm-4:30pm

-March 28, April 11, 18, 25, May 2 & May 16 (*No class April 4 (Easter) and no class May 9 (Mother’s Day)*This class is full.*

-May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 27, & July 11 (*No class June 20 (Father’s Day) and no class July 4) *The 2pm class is full*


Wednesdays- 9:30am-12pm

-March 31, April 14, 21, 28, & May 5, 19 (*No class April 7 and no class May 12)

-May 26, June 2, 9 16, 30 & July 14 (*No class June 23 and no class July 7)


-May 28, June 4, 11, 18, July 2 & 16 (*No class June25 and no class July 9)

During this 6 week course students will learn the basics of wheel thrown ceramics and
pottery including techniques for wedging clay, creating forms and glazing. The focus of
the class will be primarily for students to learn the basics of throwing on the wheel
including properly centering the clay, throwing off the mound, and throwing off the bat.
Students will begin the class learning to throw small bowls and progress in size and
form to finish the class out with an introductory knowledge of closed forms. Students
will be able to receive personalized and comprehensive instruction in a relaxed and fun

*Maximum of 5 students per class, minimum of 3*

*Supplies are not provided for this class. Students will need to purchase clay and supplies before the class starts. Supplies can be purchased locally at Falcon Art Supply (Montevallo), Forestall Art Center (Birmingham) and Alabama Art Supply (Birmingham).*

-25lbs of clay (Amaco #38 Stoneware is suggested or clay that fires to Cone 6)

-Basic set of pottery tools including: small round sponge, wire tool, loop tool, & wooden rib tool

-medium size rubbermaid container or 3 trash bags to store clay in studio

-Students are encouraged to wear clothes they don’t mind getting dirty or bring a towel to drape over yourself while working on the wheel.

-Closed toed shoes must be worn at all times.


*Your emailed receipt is your confirmation for the class. If the class does not make, students who have already signed up will be contacted.*

*An annual $25 registration fee is required to enroll in monthly classes and private lessons. This fee is due one time per calendar year. The annual registration fee is waived for weekend workshops and Artist level members.*

 Click here to pay annual registration fee.

Class will take place at the Shelby County Arts Council-105 West College St., Columbiana

Additional information


Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays (Morning-11am), Sundays (Afternoon-2pm)


March/May, May/July


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