Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts

Adult Classes

Ready, Set, Throw! One-Night Pottery Classes

Kelsey Sickmeyer, Cayce Kolstad & Laurie Caffery Harris

#12 Friday, September 21
#13 Friday, October 26
#14 Friday, November 16
#15 Friday, December 7

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

#12 Friday, September 21, 7-9pm

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#13 Friday, October 26, 7-9pm

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#14 Friday, November 16, 7-9pm

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#15 Friday, December 7, 7-9pm

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Introduction To Modeling The Human Figure

Leonid Siveriver

Mondays 6-9pm
October 22- December 10

Working from a live model each week, students will hone their understanding of basic anatomy, proportions and the mechanics of movement in 3 dimensions. After first creating multiple fast sketches in clay to work out technique, students will then advance to a longer-term sculpture based on a single pose, with more attention to detail. Please join us for this exciting opportunity to work with decorated sculptor, Leonid Siveriver.

Level: All Levels
Tuition: $325 + $75 Lab & Live Model Fee

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Put A Lid On It

Cayce Kolstad

Tuesdays 3-5:30pm
October 23- December 11

A good casserole bakes and presents your food beautifully and certainly impresses at potlucks. But casseroles are complex forms to create and get just right. Join Cayce as he demystifies the process step-by-step, with plenty of one-on-one instruction. Techniques demonstrated will include throwing hollow, making a tight fitting lid, and plenty of variations for knobs and handles. Soon you will be creating beautiful, functional casseroles to use and enjoy for years to come.

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

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Throwing Basics: Tips and Tricks

Asheville Odyssey Clayworks PotteryJulia Claire Weber

Wednesdays 6:30-9pm
October 17- December 12
No class November 21

Join Resident Artist and Odyssey Gallery Manager Julia Claire Weber as she guides you through a relaxed approach to throwing on the wheel with confidence! Class demos will focus on developing the basic techniques for throwing forms such as cups, mugs, bowls, tumblers, plates and vases. Class is geared for beginners, though seasoned potters and those looking to improve their skills are welcome!

Level: Beginner and Seasoned Beginner
Tuition: $295 + $45 Lab Fee

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Ceramic Tile Design and Murals

Mac McCusker

Thursdays 11am-1:30pm
October 18- December 13
No class November 22

Tile murals can beautifully enhance your kitchen, bathroom, or outside sidewalks and paths. Students will design their own ceramic tiles using the slab roller and press molds, then incorporate ideas and imagery through carving, sgraffito, Mishima, and ceramic decals. Underglazes, glazes, and firing will be covered. Finally, we will learn how to install these finished pieces indoor or outdoor.

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

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Scratching The Surface

Sara Ballek

Thursdays 6:30-9pm
October 18- December 13
No class November 22

Discover how to personalize your work with decorative techniques that will give each piece a unique finish! Using a rich clay body, along with colorful underglazes, slips, and more, we will explore how to control and enhance what happens under in final glazing process. The work made will be fired at a different mid-range temperature to reveal the beautiful reds and browns in the clay body along with the vibrancy of the added colors. We will discuss how to maintain different consistencies with the clay to accomplish various surface techniques. This class will allow students to be flexible in forming their work through hand building and wheel throwing. We will treat each piece as a canvas to explore what can happen under the glaze.

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

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