Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts

Youth Clay Classes

Ready, Set, Throw! One Night Pottery Classes

July 18, 2019

Kelsey Sickmeyer & Cayce Kolstad

#10 Friday, July 26, 7-9pm
#11 Friday, August 9, 7-9pm
#12 Friday, September 6, 7-9pm
#13 Friday, September 27, 7-9pm
#14 Friday, October 25, 7-9pm
#15 Friday, November 15, 7-9pm
#16 Friday, December 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
#11 Friday, August 9, 7-9pm
This class is full
#12 Friday, September 6, 7-9pm

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#13 Friday, September 27, 7-9pm

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#14 Friday, October 25, 7-9pm

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#15 Friday, November 15, 7-9pm

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#16 Friday, December 6, 7-9pm

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Introduction to Figure Modeling

July 18, 2019

Leonid Siveriver

Mondays 6-9pm
August 26- September 30

The human body is one of the most intriguing and challenging forms to sculpt. Working from a live model, students in this class will hone their understanding of basic anatomy, proportions and the mechanics of movement in 3 dimensions. By first creating multiple fast sketches and then moving to longer portraits, students will gain proficiency in modeling the human form.

Tuition: $235 + $55 Lab Fee & Live Model Fee
Level: All Levels

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Altered Ego: Life After the Wheel

July 18, 2019

Dan Ayers

Tuesday 6:30-9pm
August 27- October 1

A spring board to launch your work in new directions, Altered Ego: Life After the Wheel will provide students with the tools needed to confidently alter thrown forms. This class is open to intermediate and advanced students who love the wheel, but are looking to explore new avenues of creative expression.  Students will be asked to research and implement creative new ways of working, breathing additional life into your thrown forms.

Tuition: $235 + $40 Lab Fee
Level: Intermediate and Advanced

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Beginner Wheel Throwing

May 1, 2019

Asheville Odyssey Clayworks Pottery

Laurie Caffery Harris

Wednesday 10am-12:30pm
August 28- October 2

Have you always wanted to try the potter’s wheel but aren’t sure where to begin? Have you used the wheel before but still have plenty of room for improvement? This is the class for you! We will explore the fundamental forms for functional pottery including cups, mugs, and bowls. In the second half of the class, students will be given creative freedom to explore the limitless possibilities in clay, with plenty of support from the instructors. 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. Let’s have some fun!

Tuition: $235 + $35 Lab Fee
Level: Beginner and Seasoned Beginner

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Handmade HomeGoods

April 5, 2019

 

Sara Ballek

Wednesday 3-5:30pm
August 28- October 2

A one-of-a-kind, unique statement piece can shift the feel of any interior space. Join Sara Ballek for this six-week, project focused class on form and design. We will walk through a variety of practices for constructing statement pieces. This class will hone your coil and slab skills to create forms such as large baskets, flower bricks, as well as bisque molds you can use for years to come. We will be working with a red clay body fired to create rich, distinctive works of art. Different surface design processes, finishing methods, and working with wire will be covered. Students for this course should have some knowledge on working with clay and be self-motivated in moving through each project week to week.

Tuition: $235 + $40 Lab Fee
Level: Intermediate

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A Jarring Romance: Pottery and Fermentation

April 5, 2019

 

Shinara Taylor

Thursdays 3-5:30pm
August 29- October 3

Add flavor to your kitchen and pottery repertoire with these specialized fermentation jars. Learn how to make a kombucha brewing vessel; a countertop container for compost scraps (a different type of ferment!?); and a sauerkraut crock. These functional jars will be constructed with multiple thrown and hand-built parts. You’ll be guided through the process with demos and even fermented foods and recipes (free kombucha starters for all!). Find the “fun” in “functional”!

Tuition: $235 + $40 Lab Fee
Level: Intermediate and Advanced

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Mindful Making

April 5, 2019

Kristen Easters

Saturdays 10am-12:30pm
August 31- October 5

The pots you make equal the time you take. In this class, we will approach refining our pottery forms with a mindset focused on intention and staying present with the material. Students will brainstorm ideas via sketching before executing. We will discuss how each element of the pot affects the entire aesthetic of the piece. Form, shape, texture, line, movement and glaze are all parts of the pot we will examine. The goal of this class will be to make more cohesive pots with harmonious visual elements working together.

Tuition: $235 + $40 Lab Fee
Level: Intermediate

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