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
|Due to COVID 19, we are not hosting our one-night pottery classes at this time.|
Instructors: Shinara Taylor and Gabriel Kline
In art as in life, good writing will always win the day! That being said, many artists struggle with this important career skill. Gabriel and Shinara are here to demystify the process. We have created a laid back, but jam-packed, 5-week business class focusing on writing for artists in all media. We’ll start by showing you ten ways to dynamize your writing while covering topics like artists statements, resumes, teaching proposals, grant applications and more. Each class will feature one-on-one time with the instructors to give you feedback on your specific writing projects.
Level: All Levels, Artists working in all media are welcome
Note: This class does not include access to open studio hours.
Instructor: Anja BartelsTuesdays, 10am – 12:30pm
Are you curious about expressing yourself through pottery but don’t know where to start? Let Anja take you on a surface design journey in this 8-week hands-on course. We will take a close look at forms and shapes that give us the best canvases to decorate before we dive deep into storytelling through illustrative Sgraffito and Mishima, adding texture with slip to create phantasmagorical creatures, and using lusters and decals to make your creations shine.Level: All Levels
Instructor: Shinara TaylorSaturdays, 10am – 12:30pm
Have you dreamt of making a personalized mug or bowl but feel boggled by the process? Don’t be nervous, every proficient potter was a beginner once—just like you. This class will boost your clay confidence with inspiring demonstrations, one-on-one instruction, and plenty of practice. Through exploration of tools and foundational techniques you’ll be able to create distinct and useful pots. Each student with be encouraged to establish a strong skill base while also pursuing their individual interests and goals. Get ready to use your hands and make something you’re proud of!Level: All Levels
Instructor: Allison CochranWednesdays, 6:30 – 9pm
Join Allie for an exploration of design methods that can enhance your creative process. In this class we will use drawing as a means for pattern making, translating lines and shapes into 3-d ceramic forms. Drawing shapes provides a quick way to explore new ideas. Students will apply these methods to make sets, coils, slabs, tiles, or working reductively with clay.
Levels: All Levels
Tuition: $310 + $55 Lab Fee
Instructor: Gillan DotyTuesdays, 6:30 – 9pm
Get ready to fire your pottery in our newly built Salt and Soda Kiln! This class will focus on making pots for everyday use to fill your cabinets, dish rack, and dinner table. Hone your skills and artistic pursuits by learning to make more complex cups, plates, bowls, and pitchers. You’ll be astounded by the dynamic surfaces you can achieve by using a variety of slips and Cone 10 glazes. Students will participate in the unforgettable experience of firing our Salt and Soda kiln.Level: Intermediate
Beginner Wheel: Clay All Day
Instructor: Lauren BreitlingSundays, 10am – 12:30pm
Want to learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel? No experience? No problem! In this class, students will learn the foundations of wheel throwing. Starting with the basics and building upon them, students will gain the necessary skills to create mugs, bowls, vases, and more! There will be plenty of instruction as well as independent time to explore the mud and the studio. Join Lauren this fall for a playful and clay-full journey!Level: All Levels
Instructor: Mike ZukoskiWednesdays, 10am – 12:30pm
This class will cover the basics of ceramic sculpture. We will use introductory hand-building techniques and sculpt using solid forms, coil, and slab methods. Each student will be encouraged to bring their own ideas and we will work to bring them to life in 3D. Everyone is welcome—from complete beginners to advanced potters who are interested in learning new techniques and methods.Levels: All Levels