Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts

Adult Classes

Ready, Set, Throw! One Night Pottery Classes

Kelsey Sickmeyer & Cayce Kolstad

#4 Friday, April 13
#5 Friday, April 27
#6 Friday, May 11
#7 Friday, June 1
#8 Friday, June 22
#9 Friday, July 13
#10 Friday, August 3

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

#6 Friday, May 11, 7-9pm

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#7 Friday, June 1, 7-9pm

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#8 Friday, June 22, 7-9pm

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#9 Friday, July 13, 7-9pm

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#10 Friday, August 3, 7-9pm

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Handbuilder’s Hangout- Cancelled

Laurie Caffery Harris

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

Come hang out in the studio and learn the tricks of the trade for creating fun, functional objects and sculptures by hand. The methods covered will include coiling, pinching, slab building, slip inlay, and sgraffito. Emphasis will be placed on the development of technical skill and strong craftsmanship. Drying, firing and finishing will also be addressed, including applying glazes and ceramic stains, resulting in several finished pieces to take home.

Level: Beginner and Seasoned Beginner
Tuition: $195 + $30 Lab Fee

Slippery Slope: Intermediate Wheel Throwing

Tyler-James Anderson

Summer Session #1
Thursdays 6:30-9pm
May 24- June 21

Do you feel comfortable with centering and forming pots on the wheel? Do you feel ready to learn more about the possibilities for designing unique surfaces? Tyler will demonstrate many ways of using slip to enhance your pottery forms. The class will feature slip-making basics, slip trailing, and decorating both on the wheel and off.

Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Tuition: $195 + $30 Lab Fee

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Beginner Wheel Throwing #1- This class is full

 

Mac McCusker

Summer Session #1
Saturdays 10am-12:30pm
May 26- June 23

With an emphasis on ceramic tableware, this class is a perfect introduction to throwing on the potter’s wheel. We will explore the fundamental forms for functional pottery and work towards altering them to make cups, mugs, bowls and more. We will also cover the basics of glazing to finish with food safe pots you can use at home. Classes will include demonstrations and plenty of hands-on time with one-on-one guidance.

Level: Beginner and Seasoned Beginner
Tuition: $195 + $30 Lab Fee

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Advanced Hand-building: Go Big! Go Fast!

Molly Morning-glory

Summer Session #2
Tuesdays 6:30-9pm
July 10- August 7

Stiff slab hand building is a process that is both accessible and fun. Join Molly as she shows you a few simple tricks and hacks that will ensure your success. You will learn how to plan internal supports, judge drying time for slabs and rehydrate them if necessary. Other topics will include getting your piece to dry evenly, keeping large sculptures (relatively) lightweight, and maintaining proper clay consistency for different applications. We will build large sculptures – at least 24” cubed.

Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Tuition: $195 + $55 Lab Fee (Includes 50 lbs of clay)

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Sculpting Clay Animals

Mac McCusker

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

Have you ever wanted to create your favorite pet out of clay? Would you like to immortalize your beloved cat, dog, rabbit, or goldfish? Using images, photographs, and books as reference, we will first sculpt from solid blocks of clay, hollow them out, and then use underglazes and glazes to capture the life-like expressions of your favorite animal. Coiling and building from slabs will also be demonstrated. This class is for all skill levels. Beginners are welcome.

Level: All Levels
Tuition: $195 + $30 Lab Fee

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Beginner Wheel Throwing #2

Tyler-James Anderson

Summer Session #2
Saturdays 10am-12:30pm
July 14- August 11

Come find your center on the potter’s wheel! In this entry-level class, you will learn to make cups, bowls, plates and other fun and functional pieces you can use at home. We will cover the basics of decoration, glazing, and firing all the while keeping a focus on the relaxing nature of working with clay. Come experience the possibilities of this great art form and enjoy the supportive community atmosphere of our studio.

Level: Beginner and Seasoned Beginner
Tuition: $195 + $30 Lab Fee

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