Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts

Ready, Set, Throw! One-Night Pottery Classes

November 11, 2019

Kelsey Sickmeyer & Cayce Kolstad

#15 Friday, November 15, 7-9pm
#16 Friday, December 6, 7-9pm
#1 Friday, January 17, 7-9pm
#2 Friday, March 6, 7-9pm

Ever wanted to try your hand at the pottery wheel? Have you always wanted to learn to throw but you’re not sure if you want to commit to an 8-week class? Or maybe you and some friends are just looking for something different to do in Asheville on a Friday night. Well, look no further. Ready, Set, Throw is here!

Even if you’ve never touched clay before, our highly skilled staff will guide you through the entire process. It’s the perfect opportunity to get creative and have fun! All ages and skill levels are welcome.

Level: All Levels, Beginners Welcome
Tuition: $55 Per person, per night
#15 Friday, November 15, 7-9pm

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#16 Friday, December 6, 7-9pm

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#1 Friday, January 17, 7-9pm

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#2 Friday March 6, 7-9pm

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Valentine’s Day Pottery For Couples

November 11, 2019

 

Kelsey Sickmeyer & Cayce Kolstad

#1 Friday, February 14, 7-9pm
#2 Saturday, February 15, 7-9pm
#3 Sunday, February 16, 7-9pm

We have a special treat in store for this Valentine’s Day edition of Ready, Set, Throw. Come sip a glass of wine and nibble on chocolates while you and your partner explore the sensual aspects of clay. You can dig your hands in the clay, or work on a piece together. We’ll even help you re-enact the scene from Ghost! We will glaze and fire the work for you, so you can have a permanent reminder of your passion for each other. A great date for couples who don’t mind getting a little…dirty.

Level: All Levels, Beginners Welcome
Tuition: $110 Per couple
#1 Friday, February 14, 7-9pm

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#2 Saturday, February 15, 7-9pm

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#3 Sunday, February 16, 7-9pm

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Figurative Sculpture

November 11, 2019

Leonid Siveriver

Mondays 6-9pm
January 6- February 24

Featuring a live model each week, students will expand their understanding of anatomy, proportions and the mechanics of movement in 3 dimensions. After first creating a series  fast sketches in clay to work out technique, students will advance to a sculpture based on a long, single pose, with more attention paid to detail. Please join us for this exciting opportunity to work with decorated sculptor, Leonid Siveriver.

Level: All Levels
Tuition: $350 + $75 Lab & Live Model Fee

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Beginner Wheel: Put a Spin on It

November 11, 2019

Asheville Odyssey Clayworks Pottery

Laurie Caffery Harris

Tuesdays 11am-1:30pm
January 7- February 25

Have you always wanted to try to the potter’s wheel? Looking for a creative outlet in your busy week? Or perhaps you’ve got the basics but need a refresher and some new challenges! In this class we will create a foundation of knowledge of clay that will let you stroll into any studio with confidence. Classes will include demonstrations, group exercises, and one-on-one guidance. Students will have access to the studio outside of studio time during open studio hours to practice. Expect to get a little messy, be challenged, and have fun!

Level: Beginner and Seasoned Beginner
Tuition: $285 + $45 Lab Fee

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Pots that Pour

November 11, 2019

Linda McFarling

Every Other Wednesday 1-6pm
January 22- April 29

In this 16-week class we will concentrate on creating soulful forms well suited to salty, soda atmospheric firing. Faceting, fluting, paddling, roping, and altering will all be explored to add interest and movement to the forms. This class is for intermediate to advanced students only! If you have any question regarding your skill level, please contact the instructor.

Level: Intermediate and Advanced
Tuition: $620 + $150 Lab Fee

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Surface Embellishments

November 11, 2019

Cynthia Lee

Thursdays 1-3:30pm
January 9- February 27

Cynthia will demonstrate a variety of surface embellishments that include a unique set of materials like grog, handmade rollers, and found objects.  Effects will be applied with the use of stencils, paper, Terra Sigillata and washes. Cynthia will help you to customize these techniques to your own body of work. Projects will include sculptural wall boxes that can be hung on the wall, as well as individual projects that incorporate your personal style.

Level: All Levels
Tuition: $310 + $50 Lab Fee

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New Year, Better Pots: Wheel Throwing for the Seasoned Beginner

November 11, 2019

Kristen Easters

Thursdays 6:30-9pm
January 9- February 27

Are you a seasoned beginner but still getting those pesky S-cracks? Taken a few classes but can’t seem get that extra weight out of the bottom of your forms? Got Thursday nights free? Come join  Kristen for a deep dive into easy to learn but effective techniques to mastering the potter’s wheel. We will focus on efficient pulling clay up to make taller, more even forms, explore trimming as a key to finishing your designs, and investigate the glazing process as an integral part your aesthetic vision.

Level: Beginner, Seasoned Beginner and Intermediate
Tuition: $310 + $50 Lab Fee

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Amazing Glaze

November 11, 2019

Gabriel Kline

Fridays 11am-1:30pm
January 10- February 28

Do you hate glazing? I mean, do you really HATE glazing?  Have you experienced the frustration of making a beautiful piece, then ruining it with flawed, or perhaps worse, boring glaze? Would you rather spend your time doing just about ANYTHING else, even cleaning your studio? Then this is the workshop for you! Join best-selling author of the book, Amazing Glaze, as he reveals the techniques that will help you learn to love the glazing process, achieve more dynamic results, and get your work noticed. Topics will include under and overglaze decoration, glazing large and delicate work, spraying glazes, and multiple firings. We will also examine the basics of formulating, mixing, and altering a glaze.

Level: Seasoned Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
Tuition: $310 + $60  Lab Fee, Includes a copy of the book Amazing Glaze.

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