Beginning and Intermediate Pottery with Rick Brake -- Summer, 2017

red stacking bowls

In this class you will gain hands-on experience in throwing, hand-building, surface decoration, and glazing handmade pots.  There will be technical demonstrations, exposure to basic design concepts, and a chance to explore how to make some of your own design ideas.  All skill levels are welcome.

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: Rick Brake 
Enrollment: 14
Dates:  Thursdays, June 15 -- August 3
Time: 6:00 pm -- 8:30 pm
Cost: $185
Location: Katherine Harper Hall Room 55 

Registration will begin on the following dates and will remain open until the class fills or  three working  days before the class starts, whichever comes first:

  • FALL SESSION: August 10 at noon
  • SPRING SESSION: December 1 at noon
  • SUMMER SESSION: 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.

Rick Brake learned to throw at Clay Designs Studio in Concord, N.C.  Wanting to learn more, he moved to the mountains and took a job in a pottery studio where he worked for five years learning to make functional pottery, production work, and the general workings of running a studio.  Much of the artistic part of his training came from his partnership in forming High Meadows Pottery.  Today Rick works in his own studio, The Potter’s Shop, in Jefferson, N.C.  He teaches pottery there, in the Wilkes Art Gallery, and in the Craft Enrichment Program


PLEASE NOTE: Most classes meet over multiple weeks. Registration for each class is open until the class fills or until three working days 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 Teri Reddick at reddickct@appstate.edu to be added to the mailing list if you would like to be notified when new classes are offered.

Director: Dacia Trethewey, craftenrichment@appstate.edu

Director Emeritus: Eric Reichard, reichardef@appstate.edu

If you experience problems completing the registration, contact Teri Reddick at 828-262-2530 or email Teri Reddick at reddickct@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

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