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Pottery Wheel Class Checklist and Mindset

Ready to get Centered?!

  • It's messy, fun, frustrating and wonderful all at the same time.

  • This is a new skill you will be learning, so no other experience is needed other than your desire to learn and enjoy.

  • Pottery is not an exact science, some will make it, some will not but it is always an adventure.

  • It takes a course term to learn and a lifetime to master.

  • Not only will you get to make your own pottery, you'll probably gain new memories and friends as well!

Checklist for Class

  • Both Clay and Glaze is both messy but also cleans up with soap and water, but it is best to wear clothes and shoes, (yes shoes) that are easier to clean up.

  • Long sleeves are not recommended unless you can keep them rolled up, you'll be up to your elbows in clay!

  • Keep fingernails really short, otherwise they will probably gouge your piece when you are trying to lift the walls.

  • You can bring a towel to put on your lap to keep the splashing down, and to wipe your hands  or even a apron if you like.

  • You'll be given enough clay to learn and throw all the pieces in class but we are limiting to fire 10 of your favorite pieces.  If you want to keep more they will just be $5 more a piece including the glazing and firing.

  • If you have long hair or beard, wear it up so it does not get in the way.

  • Remove all jewelry on hands and wrists before class so they will not get damaged or lost.

  • If you miss a class you can take one make-up class on another day during your 6 week session or within one month after. 

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