Advanced Open Studio -- Fall 2019

Advanced Open Studio - wheel making plate instructionRegistration for FALL classes begins at noon on August 12.  (*Registration must start on a week day.)

Advanced ceramics students will have an opportunity to work independently in a collegial atmosphere. Cone 6 and 10 firings will be available. Students will have access to wheels, slab roller, a variety of glazes, and design tools. Students should have a minimum of three previous Craft Enrichment pottery classes.

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: Nate Fields
Enrollment: 15
Dates: Mondays, Sept. 30 -- Dec. 2    (10 weeks)
Time: 6:00 -- 8:30 pm
Cost: $195
Location: Katherine Harper Hall Room 55 

REGISTRATION:  Registration begins at noon on the dates below, and remains open until the class fills or until 1 week before the class begins, whichever comes first. If a date below falls on a weekend or a holiday, registration will open on the first working day after this date:

  • FALL SESSION 2019:  August 12 at noon
  • SPRING SESSION 2020:  December 2 at noon
  • SUMMER SESSION 2020:  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.  

Studio Manager Nate Fields has worked at Doe Ridge Pottery for over 15 years, where he manages the studio, does (mostly) hand-built production work, and specializes in cone 6 glazes.  His likes to make large hand-built sculptural forms like vases and lamps.

PLEASE NOTE: Most classes meet over multiple weeks. Registration for each class is open until the class fills or until 1 week 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 Jack Chambers at to be added to the mailing list if you would like to be notified when new classes are offered.

Director: Dacia Trethewey,

Director Emeritus: Eric Reichard,

If you experience problems completing the registration, contact Jack Chambers at 828-262-2933 or email Jack Chambers 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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