Advanced Beginning Pottery



This eight week class is open to students who have completed at least two Craft Enrichment Beginning Pottery classes or at least 16 weeks in an equivalent program

Craft Enrichment pottery classes draw on the individual technical and aesthetic interests of each instructor. Through group instruction, hands-on experiences and individual help, students will expand their knowledge. The focus of this class is to further develop skills on the potters wheel refining forms, handles, feet and lids. A variety of surface designs will also be explored.  A variety of clays and glazes are available for Cone 6 oxidation firing.


Each registered student will receive 1 (25lb) bag of clay. Additional clay can be purchased through our website.  Students are expected to bring their own pottery tools that would include a Wire Clay Cutter, a Sponge, a Steel Scraper, a Potter's Rib, a Loop Tool, a Needle Tool, and a Boxwood Modeling Tool. A short list is below with links:

Students should bring to the first class the basic pottery tool kit purchased for Beginning Pottery class (listed above). Additional tools needed will be discussed at the first class once it is determined if the student will work on the wheel or hand build.


Katherine Harper Hall Room 55. Open Lab unless another course is scheduled. 

The university recently changed their parking restrictions. Therefore if you do not have a current parking permit with App State, you will need to add the parking pass ($10/month) upon checkout and registration. Failure to add the parking permit can result in university tickets and fines. 


Course schedule subject to change for in-person offerings.

***All in person course registration is limited to maintain proper social distancing. All participants will be required to follow Appalachian State's "Return to Campus" protocols. In the event that Appalachian State University classes move fully online, all in person Craft Enrichment courses will be cancelled and participants will be provided a prorated refund. 

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Wednesday, June 5, 2024 to Wednesday, July 24, 2024
Wednesdays, 2:00 - 4:30pm
Delivery Method: 
In Person
55 Katherine Harper Hall

Registration Information

PLEASE NOTE: Most classes meet over multiple weeks. Registration for each class is open until the class fills or until 2 week days before the class begins, whichever comes first. If you miss the registration for this session we hope you will consider taking this class the next time it is offered. Please contact us at to be added to the mailing list if you would like to be notified when new classes are offered.

If you experience problems completing the registration, contact us at 828-262-7273.

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

Cancellation Policy: 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.

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