Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts

Adult Classes

Beginner Wheel Throwing

Asheville Odyssey Clayworks Pottery

Nich Daunis

Saturdays 10am-12:30pm
July 13- August 10

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

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Ready, Set, Throw! One-Night Pottery Class

Kelsey Sickmeyer & Cayce Kolstad

#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
#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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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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