Learn how to throw pottery on the wheel! In this introductory class, you will learn the basics of centering and throwing cylinders. This class is focused gaining an introduction into throwing techniques rather than creating a finished product and is a prerequisite to using the Arts Annex pottery wheels during open studio hours. This is a Zero-Waste DukeCreate class. Students will practice on the wheel and their clay will be recycled for the next class. Clay may be recycled indefinitely before it has been fired. Once clay is fired it lasts virtually forever and will not breakdown. DukeCreate supports ethical and sustainable artistic practices and therefore will not be firing work produced during this class.
After completing DukeCreate Introduction to Wheel Throwing, students may work in the Arts Annex clay studio during open studio hours or come to DukeCreate Intermediate Wheel Throwing to complete a work to fire and keep.
PLEASE NOTE: This will be a 3-hour workshop beginning at 5:30PM. Space is limited to only 12 participants. Please only enroll if you are sure you can attend. If you must cancel, please do so well in advance so another person can take your place. We anticipate the waitlist for this workshop will exceed 100 people.