Pottery

Craft Enrichment pottery classes draw on the individual technical and aesthetic interests of each instructor. Through group instruction, hands-on experiences and individual help, both beginning and advanced ceramics students will expand their knowledge of throwing on the potter's wheel, hand building, surface decoration, glaze application, glaze formulation, and pottery design. A variety of clays and glazes are available for Cone 6 oxidation firing. For an additional fee, Cone 10 reduction firing is available. Classes are held in Katherine Harper Hall - W. Kerr Scott Hall on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, NC.

A range of classes are typically offered each semester from Beginner to Advanced Open Studio. 

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Beginning Pottery

***This class has reached capacity for the FallSession. Please check back in December for our Spring Class Options.***

Description

This class is for the beginning student who is interested in exploring the process of working with clay. Students will have the opportunity to learn several hand building techniques and the basics of wheel throwing. Surface design and glazing techniques will also be explored. 

Advanced Pottery

This course is full for the Summer. Please check back in August for the Fall Schedule.

Description

This class is for Advanced students who have taken 2 or more Craft Enrichment Pottery classes before and are interested in having studio access.  Students will continue to explore and develop their own personal style. 

Hand Built Pottery Techniques

Description

This class will teach methods of working in clay using the slab roller, coils, and molds. Student are encouraged to consider and explore both functional and sculptural approaches. Larger work is possible. Interested students should have a good foundation in clay as we will push creative boundaries. Suggested weekly projects will introduce students to building and decorative processes beyond typical wheel thrown work.

Intermediate Pottery

***This class has reached capacity for the FallSession. Please check back in December for our Spring Class Options.***

Description

Intermediate Pottery - Eric Reichard

This course is full for the Summer. Please check back in August for the Fall Schedule.

Description

This class will primarily focus on advanced throwing techniques as well as combining slab and coils with throwing. Students should have had at least one beginning throwing class. There will be assigned projects in this class. Take it to the next level with Eric. There will be weekly demonstrations and lots of time in class to work on your pots.

Beginning Pottery - Becki Henderson-Gow

Description

This class is for the beginning student who is interested in exploring the process of working with clay. Students will have the opportunity to learn several hand building techniques and the basics of wheel throwing. Surface design and glazing techniques will also be explored. 

Pottery - Beginner

***This class has reached capacity for the Spring Session. Please check back in May for our Summer Class Options.***

Course schedule subject to change for in-person offerings.

Slip Casting and Hand Building

Course schedule subject to change for in-person offerings.

Pottery - Beginner

***This class has reached capacity for the Spring Session. Please check back in May for our Summer Class Options.***

Course schedule subject to change for in-person offerings.

Registration Information

PLEASE NOTE: Most classes meet over multiple weeks. Registration for each class is open until the class fills or until 2 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 Kyndall Bennett at bennettjk@appstate.edu 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 Kyndall Bennett at 828-262-2744 or email  bennettjk@appstate.edu.

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 ods.appstate.edu

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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