Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts

Adult Classes

Beginner Wheel Throwing- This class is full

Asheville Odyssey Clayworks Pottery

Halima Flynt

Saturdays 10am-12:30pm
May 25- June 22

Have you never used the wheel before or are you looking to improve your throwing skills? This is the class for you! We will explore fundamental forms for functional pottery including cups, mugs, and bowls. While focusing on growth on the potter’s wheel, students will also be given creative freedom to have fun and explore new ideas. Classes will include demonstrations, group exercises, and one-on-one guidance. Expect to get messy, be challenged and leave with a new skill set!

Level: Beginner and Seasoned Beginner
Tuition: $195 + $35 Lab Fee

Ready, Set, Throw! One-Night Pottery Class

Kelsey Sickmeyer & Cayce Kolstad

#5 Friday, May 10, 7-9pm
#6 Friday, May 31, 7-9pm
#7 Friday, June 14, 7-9pm
#8 Friday, June 28, 7-9pm
#9 Friday, July 12, 7-9pm
#10 Friday, July 26, 7-9pm
#11 Friday, August 9, 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
#5 Friday, May 10, 7-9pm

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#6 Friday, May 31, 7-9pm

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#7 Friday, June 14, 7-9pm

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#8 Friday, June 28, 7-9pm

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#9 Friday, July 12, 7-9pm

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#10 Friday, July 26, 7-9pm

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#11 Friday, August 9, 7-9pm

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Life Size Portrait Modeling

Leonid Siveriver

Summer Session #1
May 20- June 17
Mondays, 6-9pm

Have you ever wanted to model a likeness in clay? This is the perfect opportunity! Come immerse yourself in the study of sculptural portraiture with sculptor Leonid Siveriver. Students will sculpt a life size portrait in terra cotta based on a live model, with plenty of feedback and personalized attention from the instructor.

Tuition: $235 + $45 Lab and model fee
Level: All Levels

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Animals with Attitude- Cancelled

Mac McCusker

Summer Session #1
May 21- June 18
Tuesdays, 6:30-9pm

Animals can illustrate the human condition and illicit empathy. Every gesture and pose can communicate a difficult message. Learn to create ceramic sculptures of your favorite animals. We will make dynamic sculptures that have charisma and attitude. This class is for all skill levels.

Tuition: $195 + $35 Lab Fee
Level: All Levels

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Tip to Toe: Advanced Handles and Feet

Tyler-James Anderson

Summer Session #1
May 22- June 19
Wednesdays, 6:30-9pm
 

In this class we will be treating this shorter summer session as a concentration on handle and footing techniques for wheel thrown or hand-built work. Students will learn numerous new ways to make creative handles and feet for their pots. Topics will include pulling and trimming, hand(le) building, and utilizing plaster molds to add unique flair to the work. This class is recommended for seasoned beginners and intermediate students as the focus will not be on creating vessels but learning new ways to make those vessels shine. 

Tuition: $195 + $35 Lab Fee
Level: Seasoned Beginner and Intermediate

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Moving on Up: Intermediate Wheel Throwing

Gillan Doty

Summer Session #2
July 8- August 5
Mondays 6:30-9pm

Building upon student’s basic wheel throwing knowledge, this class will focus on advanced techniques that will open up new possibilities, including stacking pieces together to create taller, more intriguingpots. Along with making, a large part of the class will be devoted to decorating and glazing techniques in order to create successful and dynamic finished pieces.

Tuition: $195 + $35 Lab Fee
Level: Intermediate

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Pottery for Plants

Alyssa Ruberto

Summer Session #2
July 9- August 6
Tuesdays, 6:30-9pm

From bonsai to hanging planters, join Alyssa Ruberto as we explore the many ways to make unique homes for your precious plants! Students will be introduced to a variety of flora loving forms using wheel-throwing and handbuilding techniques. We will also touch on related wares such as plant watering vessels. Please note, this class is not an introduction to the wheel. Students should already have a foundation in wheel throwing.

Tuition: $195 + $35 Lab Fee
Level: Intermediate

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Exploring Glaze Alchemy

 

Evan Cornish-Keefe

Summer Session #2
July 11- August 8
Thursdays 6:30-9pm

Dynamic glaze can really help to separate your work from the crowd! This class will explore the magic and alchemy behind glazes and their formulas. We’ll delve into developing our own formulas, looking at the qualities of ceramic materials, and analyzing their chemistry. Develop beautiful, durable and unique glaze surfaces in this great class led by glaze guru, Evan Cornish-Keefe.

Tuition: $195 + $35 Lab Fee
Level: All Levels

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