Intermediate Pottery - Fall, 2017

 Developing More Skills -- Summer, 2016 

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, improving pottery form, and learning more advanced design strategies for glazing, as well as draw inspiration from historic and contemporary pots. There will be weekly demonstrations and slideshows, and lots of time in class to work on your pots.

The course fee includes 25 lbs. 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 class must be purchased from the Craft Enrichment Program.

The Craft Enrichment clay studio is a teaching studio designed for the development and enhancement of knowledge and 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: Dottie Baker

Enrollment: 14
Dates:  Tuesdays, August 29 -- October 17  (8 weeks)
Time: 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Cost: $185
Location: Katherine Harper Hall Room 55

Recommended tools for this class include a starter tool kit, which can be purchased locally at Art Mart, Cheap Joe's Art Stuff, Michaels or online resources

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.

Dottie Baker has made handmade pots since 1968, and taught pottery at various colleges and universities from 1986 to 2009. After retiring from teaching ceramics at Central Piedmont Community College, she moved to the High Country, where she owns and operates High Meadows Pottery. Her work can be seen in the gift shop at The Museum of Ashe County History and at Pottery 101 in Salisbury, NC. In 2014 she was juried into the Southern Highland Craft Guild. Dottie holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Eastern Michigan University and a Master of Fine Arts in ceramics from Ohio State University.

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 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 Teri Reddick at 828-262-2530 or email Teri Reddick 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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