Beginning Pottery with Tara Belk

Beginning Pottery with Tara Belk - hand building with clayCreative exploration of textures and sculptural additions will be encouraged through frequent demonstrations and individualized instruction. Your personality will be evident in your pots as you learn to alter basic forms with methods such as stretching, faceting, carving, cutting, and embellishing with hand-made stamps and sculptural elements. All skill levels are welcome. No experience is necessary.
The course fee includes 25 pounds of clay, glazes, and Cone 6 oxidation firings. Cone 10 firing and additional clay are available for a fee. A variety of clays are available, and clay used in the class must be purchased from the Craft Enrichment Program.

Instructor: Tara Belk
Enrollment: 15
Dates: Wednesdays, February 25 - April 15, 2015
Time: 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Cost: $160.00
Location: Katherine Harper Hall Room 55

Registration will begin on the following dates and will remain open until three days before the class starts:

  • FALL SESSION: August 1 at noon
  • SPRING SESSION: December 1 at noon
  • SUMMER SESSION: May 1 at noon

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PLEASE NOTE: You may cancel a craft class up to two weeks before the class begins, with a $30 cancellation fee assessed. No refunds are allowed within two weeks of the start date, nor after the class begins.

Tara J Belk is a local artist who loves teaching and encouraging creativity in others. She holds a Bachelor of Creative Arts degree with a concentration in painting and clay sculpture and has maintained a pottery studio in Trade, Tennessee, since 2003. Her work can be seen online at and her clay work can be seen at Hands Gallery and Artwalk in Boone, North Carolina.

PLEASE NOTE: Most classes meet over multiple weeks. Registration for each class is open until the class fills or until three days before the class begins. If you miss the registration for this semester we hope you will consider taking this class the next time it is offered. Please contact Teri Reddick at to be added to the mailing list if you would like to be notified when new classes are offered.

Director: Kathy Copley,

Director Emeritus: Eric Reichard,, 828-262-6360

If you experience problems completing the registration, contact Teri Reddick at 828-262-2530 or email Teri Reddick at

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