Intro to Wheel Throwing with John Pocopanni
Sessions: * Please note new session days*
Ages 16 & up only
- Oct 21, 28, Nov. 4, 11, 18, Dec. 2 (no class Nov. 25th)
- Oct 22, 29, Nov, 5, 12, 19, Dec, 3 (no class Nov. 26th)
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.*
Class will take place at the Shelby County Arts Council-105 West College St., Columbiana