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Courses & Workshops

Intermediate and Advanced Wheel Throwing

Instructor · Rob Pursell

Course ID: RPTU900AM1162018
· 9:00 am – 12:00 pm · $460
10 Sessions
· January 16 – March 20

registration form · PDF

Focusing on functional forms we will explore pots for daily use. Group discussion will drive demonstrations including wheel throwing techniques, altering, decorating, and glazing. Basic wheel proficiency suggested, as students will work individually towards advancing technical skills and developing personal style to create pieces that excite.

Students must purchase clay from the school.
Fees for clay are:
$12 for a 25 lb. bag of brown stoneware clay
$19 for a 25 lb. bag of porcelain
$11 for a 25 lb. bag of white stoneware clay
Students can purchase a tool kit for $18 at the first class.
All ceramic work fired in the school kilns are subject to a firing fee of 3.5 cents per cubic inch. Firing fees MUST be paid at the end of the semester. Credit cards will be taken upon registration to pay for all firing fees.
Silvermine Open Studios
Students enrolled in a CURRENT term are entitled to 30 hours of open ceramic studio time to be used during the semester: The Open Studio gives current term students enrolled in an instructional ceramic course at Silvermine an opportunity to work on their own projects and improve skills. At the first class, students will receive a card to be punched by the monitor at each Open Studio session. Students must have their card to attend. This is not an instructional class. See page 3 for open ceramics studio schedule or visit our website.