Introduction to Wheel Throwing in October at the Ceramic Arts Center


Introduction to Wheel Throwing in October at the Ceramic Arts Center


A beginner pottery and Throwing on the Wheel class will be held at the Ceramic Arts Center Pottery Studio from 6-9 pm on Tuesdays: October 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th and Wednesday, November 13th.

Throughout this course, students will learn the principles of throwing on the wheel and the life cycle of ceramics. The class will focus on the steps to create basic forms, such as cups and bowls that will build the foundation to create a variety of pots.  Finally, students will learn how to finish and glaze their pieces, creating ready to use, functional art!

The 15 hour course is limited to 4 adult students and is geared towards students with little or no experience in throwing on the wheel.  An additional 6 hours of open studio time to practice your skills will be offered during the session.

Course fees include step by step, hands-on guided instruction, by Mary Ashe-Mahr, stoneware clay, additional materials, glazes and firings. A minimum of three students must register to hold the class.

Click Register if paying with a credit card and feel free to email Mary Ashe-Mahr at for more information.

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I loved the class. The class was small, which allowed you to become comfortable with everyone quickly. The instructor was so knowledgeable and encouraging that you left feeling good about how much you had learned and were able to actually implement into a finished product that surprised you and your family and friends.  I can’t wait to go back and continue!


Intro to wheel throwing was a fun, relaxing and informative class.  Mary is a wonderfully patient and very encouraging instructor.  We were given detailed informative instructions in all stages of wheel throwing, from wedging to glazing.  Different decorative  techniques were also included.  What a great experience! The Center offers a very friendly and welcoming environment and is flexible to all different work schedules.  Had great fun, made new friends and best of all am now throwing pottery!  Something I have wanted to try for quite a while.