Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts

Adult Classes

Ready, Set, Throw! One Night Pottery Classes

Kelsey Sickmeyer & Cayce Kolstad

#3 Friday, April 28, 7-9pm
#4 Friday, May 12, 7-9pm
#5 Friday, June 2, 7-9pm
#6 Friday, June 23, 7-9pm
#7 Friday, July 14, 7-9pm
#8 Friday, August 4, 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

Click on the date below to register online

#3 April 28- This class is full

#4 May 12

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#5 June 2

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#6 June 23

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#7 July 14

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#8 August 4

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Beginner Handbuilding and Surface Decoration

Summer Night Session #1
May 23- June 22

Laurie Caffery Harris
Tuesdays 6:30-9pm
May 23- June 20

Whether as an enjoyable way to try out the world of handbuilding, or as a precursor to Intermediate classes, students in this course will practice a variety of techniques to create sculptural and functional objects. Emphasis will be placed on experimentation, the development of technical skill, and strong craftsmanship. The methods covered include coiling, pinch pots, slab building, slip inlay, sgraffito, and applying glazes and ceramic stains. Drying, firing and finishing will also be covered, resulting in several finished pieces to take home.

Level: Beginner
Tuition: $185 + $30 Lab Fee

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Beginner Wheel Throwing

Summer Night Session #1
May 23- June 22

Mac McCusker
Thursdays 6:30-9pm
May 25- June 22

Learn how to use the potter’s wheel to create your own unique ceramic ware. We will explore the fundamental forms for functional pottery and work towards altering them to make cups, mugs, bowls and more. All are given creative freedom and challenged to develop their own personal aesthetic. Classes will include demos, group exercises, and plenty of one-on-one guidance. Students also have access to the studio outside of class time during open studio hours to practice new skills.

Level: Beginner and Seasoned Beginner
Tuition: $185 + $30 Lab Fee

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Narrative Surface: Drawing On Ceramics

Summer Night Session #2
July 11- August 10

Laurie Caffery Harris
Tuesdays 6:30-9pm
July 11- August 8

During this course students will explore form, surface, line and color by making and decorating wheel-thrown functional forms. Through demonstrations and discussions we will cover surface design techniques including mishima (slip inlay), water etching, painting, and sgraffito carving. We will also include plenty of time to practice. Students should bring their favorite source materials including drawings and photos to begin to build a library of motifs. Open to all skill levels.

Level: All Levels
Tuition: $185 + $30 Lab Fee

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Breaking (Down) The Mold

Summer Night Session #2
July 11- August 10

Matt Rudloff
Thursdays 6:30-9pm
July 13- August 10

Come join Matt as he helps demystify the complexities and explores the potential of ceramic artwork made utilizing plaster molds. Whether a novice just diving into clay or a seasoned pro looking to expand your technical horizons, this class will focus on creating a variety of molds for press molding and slip casting both functional and sculptural forms. Break out of your mold and learn something new!

Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Tuition: $185 + $35 Lab Fee

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