Advanced Open Studio -- Spring 2020

Advanced Open Studio - wheel making plate instructionRegistration for SPRING classes begins at noon on December 2.  (*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,  February 17 - April 20    (10 weeks)
Time: 6:00 -- 8:30 pm
Cost: $200
Location: Katherine Harper Hall Room 55 


Please do not sign up for multiple classes.  If you are placed on the waitlist for a class on the first day of registration, you will be contacted about the availability in other classes the next business day.

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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 Elizabeth Fields at to be added to the mailing list if you would like to be notified when new classes are offered.

Director: Michael Rall,

Director Emeritus: Eric Reichard,

If you experience problems completing the registration, contact Elizabeth Fields at 828-262-2944 or email

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.

Copyright © 2003 Michael R. Patricelli Craft Enrichment Program


Director: Michael Rall

Director Emeritus: Eric Reichard

Registration: Elizabeth Fields

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