Intermediate Pottery: Developing More Skills -- Not Offered Spring, 2016

In this class, students will continue development of their throwing and hand-building skills with focus on ways elements such as handles, lids, feet, spouts, and texture can enhance individual forms. Glaze application will be emphasized. There will be demonstrations and design challenges. Basic clay experience is necessary; imagination and a sense of humor are helpful.

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.

The Craft Enrichment studio is a teaching studio designed for the development and enhancement of skills. It is not for volume production of items or for production of items for commercial sale.  However, the Craft Enrichment Program does encourage participation in the December and May student sales and the Empty Bowls event.

Instructor: Lucy Hamilton
Time: 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Location: Katherine Harper Hall Room 55

Registration will begin on the following dates and will remain open until the class fills or three working  days before the class starts, whichever comes first:

  • 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.

Lucy Hamilton has maintained a pottery studio in Avery County since the mid-70’s, making primarily traditional and functional pottery. She is a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, which is based at the Folk Arts Center in Asheville. Locally her work is available at her studio in Newland.

PLEASE NOTE: Most classes meet over multiple weeks. Registration for each class is open until the class fills or until three working days before the class begins, whichever comes first. 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

If you need accommodations due to a disability, contact the Office of Disability Services at least two weeks prior to the beginning of your Craft Enrichment class. (828) 262-3056.

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