550 Gallery Studios offers 6 week Beginning Pottery classes for those who have never worked on a pottery wheel or who just want to brush up on their skills. Students who know the basics but prefer to continue working with an instructor are also welcome.
Each class meets once a week for 2½ hours to teach the basics of wheel thrown pottery: wedging, centering, pulling, trimming, glazing, and basic studio etiquette. Our Wednesday afternoon, 8 week classes also cover basic hand-building instruction. Included in the cost is everything you need while you are in class*: basic pottery tools, buckets, and towels, (Ask Dick)25 lbs. of clay, 1 free square of glaze firing, and open studio time during our office hours to practice what you are learning.
Class Size: Minimum 4 / Maximum 6
While we have designed the cost of these classes to be all inclusive, we have found that students often wish to produce more work than what can be created with the materials provided. Rather than restrict how much you can make, we allow you to make as much as you would like for an additional fee.
|Clay||$15 – $16 per 25 lb. bag|
|Glaze Firing||$10 per square foot|
Which class should you take?
When do you want to start? What day of the week works best for you? Would you prefer an afternoon class or and evening class? How long of a class would you like? Answer these questions, and see if we have something that fits.
To register, just click on the section number of the class you would like to take and follow the instructions. If a class session has been crossed out, it has either filled or it is past the registration deadline. If you have questions, please call us at 203.266.6995