Beginning Pottery

Beginning Pottery:  "Pots with Personality"

Creative 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 levels welcome, course fee includes 25# of clay, glazes, and firing fees. No experience necessary.

Instructor: Tara Belk
Enrollment: 15
Dates: Not offered
Time: 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Cost: $150.00
Location: Katherine Harper Hall Room 55
Note: Registration includes a 25lb bag of clay.


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 & clay sculpture and has maintained a pottery studio in Trade, TN since 2003. Her work can be seen at www.tarabelkart.com and Hands Craft Gallery and at Artwalk.

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

  • 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.


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 Ashley Haass to be added to the mailing list if you would like to be notified when new classes are offered. Contact information is at the bottom of the page.

Director: Eric Reichard, 828-262-6360

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

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