Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts

Adult Classes

Ready, Set, Throw! One Night Pottery Classes

Kelsey Sickmeyer & Cayce Kolstad

#11 Friday, October 27
#12 Friday, November 17
#13 Friday, December 1

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 October 27, 7-9pm- This class is full

#12 November 17, 7-9pm

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#13 December 1, 7-9pm

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Snazzy Surfaces

Molly Morning-glory & Laurie Caffery Harris

Fall Session
Tuesdays 11am-1:30pm
October 24- December 12

Are you curious about alternative surface treatments that don’t involve glazing? There are many other methods that can be used to finish your work. Each week we will delve into a different process and exciting material. We will examine mishima, sgraffito, slips, underglazes, terra sigillata, luster glazes, and more! A focus of this class will be successful note taking for tests. You’ll be able to recreate (or avoid) the surfaces you discover.

Level: Intermediate and Advanced
Tuition: $310 + $50 Lab Fee

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Beginner Wheel Throwing

Julia Claire Weber

Fall Session
Tuesdays 3-5:30pm
October 24- December 12

Learn how to use the potter’s wheel to create your own unique ceramic ware! Students will work with a variety of traditional techniques to create cups, bowls, plates, and other vessels. Class includes weekly demonstrations and plenty of one-on-one guidance. Students will also learn decorating techniques such as carving, stamping, wax resist, and glazing. All students are given creative freedom to develop their own personal aesthetic. Instructor Julia Claire Weber creates a positive and encouraging atmosphere that makes learning a joy.

Level: Beginner and Seasoned Beginner
Tuition: $265 + $35 Lab Fee

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Intermediate Wheel Throwing

Cayce Kolstad

Fall Session
Tuesday 6:30-9pm
October 24- December 12

Got a taste for the potter’s wheel and ready for more? Come expand your horizons with Cayce as he covers the tricks, tips, and techniques for making beautiful creations on the potter’s wheel. Demonstrations will include plates, utensil holders, casseroles, as well as a special class devoted to making large storage jars.

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

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Enchanting Handbuilding

Cynthia Lee

Fall Session
Wednesdays 3-5:30pm
October 18- December 13
No Class November 22

In this introductory level class, students will learn to create imaginative forms through hands-on instruction and demonstrations. Forms will include functional & decorative pieces such as small plates, bowls, tiles and wall boxes. This class will help develop basic handbuilding skills, glazing, and decorating techniques in a fun community atmosphere.

Level: Beginner
Tuition: $310 + $50 Lab Fee

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Creative Sculpture

Mac McCusker

Fall Session
Thursdays 6:30-9pm
October 19- December 14
No Class November 23

You bring the idea/concept, we will make it happen! Students will be able to complete 1 or 2 involved sculptural projects over the course of this class. You will learn coil construction, slab building and building solid. This is a great chance to try your hand at sculptural projects. Bring photos or sketches of ideas and we will bring them to life.

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

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