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Beginners Pottery Wheel

January 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Clay Studio
204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
Mike Pugh


Tuesdays, January 16-March 6
Registration Deadline
Tuesday, January 9
Member Fee / Non-Member Fee

This is your opportunity to learn how to create functional bowls, cups, and vases on the potter’s wheel. In our eight-week introductory class with Mike Pugh, you will learn the basics of clay preparation, steps for throwing a pot on the wheel, finishing techniques, and glaze application. This course is designed for people with a healthy curiosity, those who dabbled in school, and those who wish to go back to the basics to refine best practices for the pottery process (beginning to end). You will create several finished pieces during the class, and you will have access to open studio time seven days of the week to practice and pursue your own clay interests (there is a small kiln/glaze fee for completed wares.) Included in cost of class is 1 25lb Bag Brown Clay as well as 8 Open Studio Tickets. You will have the opportunity to purchase a Kemper tool kit for $27 on the first night (trimming tool, needle, sponge, etc.). Feel free to bring your own pottery tools or purchase them beforehand. RiverArts Clay Studio does have a limited number of basic tools for you to share.

After you complete this beginner course, you are invited to continue as an open clay studio member at only $10 per visit! If you are not already a RiverArts member, sign up today for added savings. This class would make a perfect gift. 

Mike Pugh is the RiverArts Clay Studio Manager.

Age Restrictions: 16-116