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Classes are held at Capitol Clay Arts Company, located on D Street in South Charleston, West Virginia. Class hours are 6-8:30 pm, and sessions are held continuously throughout the year. One session lasts six weeks, then a new session begins. The cost for one session of classes is 150.00, which includes instruction, 25 lbs of clay, firings, and the use of studio glazes, as well as the opportunity to take advantage of open studio hours. Please give Capitol Clay Arts Company a call at (304) 720-9851 for more information on specific classes or to sign up for your session. Hope to see you there!
Both beginners and intermediate students are welcome in the Wednesday night wheel class. For beginners, the focus is primarily on learning the techniques involved with creating a wheel-thrown pot. During your first session, you will be learning to center clay, pull up the walls of your pot, and add outside curves to give your pot flair. You will also be learning trimming techniques, how to make handles, some surface decoration techniques, and how to glaze. Advanced students will be asked to create more complicated projects, for example: altered, double-walled, and lidded pieces.
Hand Building Classes
Hand building is a technique for creating pottery without using a potter's wheel. There are several ways to make pots without the need for a wheel (in fact, it's how pottery began!). During class, you will be exploring all of these techniques. You will also be experimenting with many different surface decoration methods, including: sgraffito, carving, wax resist, slip trailing, stamping, and more. You will have the opportunity to create your very own, handmade stamps. Hand building is a wonderful class for anyone who would like to spend a relaxing and creative evening working with clay.
- Student Gallery: Please click the link to view the gallery of student work. Their beautiful pottery pieces are a testament to all their hard work, dedication, and creativity. Congratulations to all my students on their accomplishments!
- Class Schedule: Need to know when the next session of pottery classes begins? Click for the full schedule of sessions for the year.