Hickory – Catawba County Community College announces Continuing Education Classes in Pottery for this month, into the fall.
Pottery on the Wheel I $166.25 (includes supply fee*) 08/15/18-10/10/18 Wednesdays 6pm – 9pm CVCC, EC 1081. Instructor: Preston Tolbert. This class is designed for the beginner. 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.
Pottery on the Wheel II $166.25 (includes supply fee*) 08/14/18-10/09/18 Tuesdays 6pm – 9pm CVCC, EC 1081. Instructor: Evelyn Arnold. Designed for students with prior experience using the potters’ wheel, students will learn to create a variety of forms including pitchers, vases and lidded jars. Also included is instruction on how to apply glazes and the proper procedure for loading and firing an electric kiln. Upon completion, students will be familiar with working on the potter’s wheel, glaze application and firing techniques.
Hand Built Pottery Techniques $166.25 (includes supply fee*) 08/15/18-10/10/18 Wednesdays 6pm – 9pm CVCC, EC 1081. Instructor: Evelyn Arnold. For students of all skill levels, including beginners, this course is designed to teach the many varied techniques and applications for hand building with clay. Students will focus on various ways and tools that can be used to make many forms for utilitarian use. This course will explore the use of pinch, slab and coil techniques with an emphasis on surface design and glazing techniques.
Pottery for Beginners $166.25 (includes supply fee*) 08/16/18-10/11/18 Thursdays 6pm – 9pm CVCC, EC 1081. Instructor: Preston Tolbert. Pottery for Beginners 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 hand building and wheel throwing using the potters’ wheel. Students will also gain experience with surface design, glazing and will be introduced to loading and firing an electric kiln. *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.