This course is designed for students with some previous experience in using the potters' wheel and/or handbuilding. Students will refine and develop throwing and handbuilding skills as well as explore historical and contemporary surface decoration techniques. Topics include incising, swirlware, sprigging, carving, underglazes, graffito and resist techniques. Students should bring pottery tools, brushes and carving tools. Pre-requisite: Wheel or Handbuilding class.
|May 21-Jul 16||Tue||TBA||East Campus, Room 1081||6:00 PM-9:00 PM||$166.25||104373|
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. No class on 4/22/19.
|May 13-Jul 15||Mon||Preston Tolbert||East Campus, Room 1081||6:00 PM-9:00 PM||$166.25||104372|
This course if for the beginning pottery student and provides instruction on basic hand building techniques. Students will learn techniques for hand building with a variety of functional forms such as mugs, bowls and platters without the use of the potter's wheel. Topics include methods of pinch, coil and slab construction, applying glaze and introduction to loading and firing an electric kiln. No class on 9/22/19.
|Aug 12-Oct 7||Mon||Evelyn Arnold||East Campus, Room 1081||6:00 PM-9:00 PM||$166.25||104914|
This class is designed for intermediate to advanced handbuilders. Students will work on self-directed independent projects with impromptu discussions and demonstrations based on individual needs. There will be glazing and kiln loading/firing demonstrations and discussion.
|Aug 13-Oct 1||Tue||Preston Tolbert||East Campus, Room 1081||6:00 PM-9:00 PM||$166.25||104963|
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 also be introduced to loading and firing an electric kiln.
This class is designed for the beginning. 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.
|May 23-Jul 18||Thu||Evelyn Arnold||East Campus, Room 1081||6:00 PM-9:00 PM||$166.25||104374|
|Aug 12-Oct 7||Mon||Jennifer Sigmon||East Campus, Room 1081||6:00 PM-9:00 PM||$166.25||104915|
|Aug 14-Oct 2||Wed||Evelyn Arnold||East Campus, Room 1081||6:00 PM-9:00 PM||$166.25||104916|
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.
|May 22-Jul 17||Wed||Preston Tolbert||East Campus, Room 1081||6:00 PM-9:00 PM||$166.25||104375|
|Aug 15-Oct 3||Thu||Preston Tolbert||East Campus, Room 1081||6:00 PM-9:00 PM||$166.25||104917|
Experience the excitement of Raku, an ancient Japanese method of glazing and firing either hand built or wheel thrown pottery. Upon completion, students will have a working knowledge of creating pieces using the Raku method, including the unique glazing and firing techniques. This class is for the beginner as well as experienced potter.
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.
Classes will be held on the East Campus (EC).
For questions about the courses contact Evelyn Arnold at firstname.lastname@example.org;
to register you may email Cheri Toney at email@example.com, or register with Instant Online Enrollment.
For further information you may contact the Continuing Education Department at (828) 327-7037.