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Introduction to Wheel Throwing

In-person art class with Laura Badke

Located at The Manes Art & Education Center

Beginner to Intermediate levels
Adults and Teens 16+

Thursdays, 10am-12:30 pm

Sold out – Winter Session 1 – (7 weeks) – January 15, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, March 2 (no class on 2/23 | March 9 is a snow day make-up)
$532 members | $560 non-members

Spring Session 1 – (7 weeks) – March 16, 23, 30, April 20, 27, May 4, 11 (no classes on 4/6 & 4/13)
$532 members | $560 non-members

Spring Session 2 – (7 weeks) – May 19, 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
$532 members | $560 non-members

Form a lump of clay into various shapes and objects as you learn the basic techniques of wheel throwing in this exciting new program at our education center. The perfect experience for participants new to the potter’s wheel, or those looking to refresh or strengthen their basic abilities. 

Beginners will learn the fundamental skills necessary to throw cylinders, cups, bowls and more on a pottery wheel. Follow along to step-by-step demonstrations of wedging, centering, pulling, forming, and trimming, along with an introduction to surface decoration techniques.

Intermediate students build upon basic skills and knowledge of throwing on the wheel to further technical understanding of clay. More complex functional forms, refinement of throwing skills, and advanced decorative and glazing techniques will be demonstrated and applied.

Students receive the following per registered session:

  • 1 – 12 lb. bag of clay*
  • 1 shelf for storage
  • 2 kiln firings (5 cents per cubic inch for a third firing and glazes)
  • Bench time during Open Studio

*Only the clay provided by our studio may be used in class and fired in our kiln. Additional 25 lb. bag of clay may be purchased for $50/ 25 lb bag.

Materials: We do not supply clay tools during class. A tool kit can be purchased at checkout and kept on your shelf in the Center.
Please bring the following materials and tools to class.

  • Tool Kit: Purchase a tool kit for an additional $20 at checkout
  • Apron
  • A notebook
  • A towel

For questions please email artclasses@nassaumuseum.org

COVID 19 Safety – Covid-19 vaccines are required by all persons enrolled for in-person adult art classes at The Manes Center . Face masks are recommended but not mandatory. Exit doors will be open in the studios for ventilation when weather permits.


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