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. 



Beginning Pottery

Registration is FULL. Check in the Fall for more opportunities. 

Course schedule subject to change for in-person offerings.

This class is for Beginner students who are interested in learning the basics of wheel throwing.  Students will explore and develop  their own personal style. 

Making Better Pots

Sooner or later, every potter realizes that learning the techniques involved in making pots is not the only thing you need to know to make a great pot. In this class we won't be in the studio learning to make pots, we'll be online learning how to look at them - so that when we can all get back to the studio, we'll return with an improved sense of what makes a pot great.

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 828-262-2930 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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