Pottery classes jpgHickory – Catawba Valley Community College has set dates and pricing for 2018’s Continuing Education Pottery Classes.

Basic Hand Build Pottery $166.25 (Includes supplies)
01/10/2018- 03/07/2018 W 6p-9p CVCC, REP 143
Evelyn Arnold – This course is for the beginner pottery student and provides instruction on basic hand building techniques. Students will learn techniques for hand building and a variety of functional forms such as mug and bowls without the use of the potters’ wheel. Topics include methods of pinch, coil and slab construction, applying basic glazes and introduction to loading and firing an electric kiln.

Pottery on the Wheel, $166.25 (includes supplies)
01/11/2018-03/08/2018 TH 6p-9p CVCC, REP 143
Evelyn Arnold – In this course, students will become familiar with turning methods and materials used in creating basic forms with the potters’ wheel. Topics include clay preparation, turning techniques, and basic glaze application.
Upon completion, students should be able to center, turn basic forms such as bowls and mugs, apply basic glazes, and be familiar with loading and firing an electric kiln.

Introduction to Pottery $166.25 (includes supplies)
03/21/2018-5/23/2018 W 6p-9p CVCC, REP 143
Evelyn Arnold – This is an introductory course designed to give students a hands-on  educational and artistic experience using clay. Students will learn a variety of techniques, including handbuilding and wheel throwing with the potters’ wheel. Students will also gain experience with surface design and glazing, as well as loading and firing an electric kiln. All levels are welcome. No class on 4/4/2018 due to Easter holiday.

Pottery: Independent Study $166.25 (includes supplies)
03/22/2108-05/24/2018 TH 6p-9p CVCC, REP 143
Evelyn Arnold – This class is open to anyone with previous hand building or wheel experience. Students have the opportunity to work on individual clay projects of their choice and at their own pace to develop their skill level and personal style while receiving guidance from an instructor. Students will have full use of workshop facilities including glazes and kiln. No class 4/5/18 due to Easter holiday.

Supply fee covers kiln firings, glaze materials and 1 bag of clay. In addition, students must purchase a tool kit available at the CVCC Bookstore or local craft store. Students should bring a towel, apron, large sponge and a 5-gallon bucket to class. Dress in comfortable clothes that you do not  mind getting dirty.

For questions about the courses contact Evelyn Arnold at earnold@cvcc.edu; to register email Cheri Toney at ctoney@cvcc.edu or contact the Continuing Education Department at 828.327.7037