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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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 - Dottie Baker

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

Description

This class is open to all, but is aimed at students who have some prior experience in pottery and want to take it to the next level. We will cover more challenging throwing and hand building techniques, making better pottery forms, and improving design strategies for glazing. We'll also draw inspiration from historic and contemporary pots. There will be weekly demonstrations, slideshows, and lots of time in class to work on your pots.

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.

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 Marissa Winkler at winklerml@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 Marissa Winkler at 828-262-3045 or email  winklerml@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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