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Kids Wheel

at District Clay Center - Langdon
2414 Douglas St NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20018

A wheel throwing/handbuilding class for kids and adults.  Our classes run for 10 weeks with a rolling start. You may start at any time. For children ten and up and adults of any age.  We welcome parent-child couples in this class.  (Please note that this particular class comes with five class or ten class session options).

$275

10 sessions

Saturday Jan 20th, 3pm

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Pottery Wheel (Beginning/Intermediate)

at Hinckley Pottery, Inc. - Georgetown
3132 Blues Alley NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20007

In this class, beginners get grounding in pottery fundamentals. You will learn how to center a mound of clay, and how to throw, trim and glaze their pots.  Generally, after one 10-week session, they can make mugs, bowls, and other basic forms.

$400

10 sessions

Wednesday Jan 17th, 6pm

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Jamaican Coil Big Pot Workshop

at District Clay Center - Langdon
2414 Douglas St NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20018

Learn to build large scale functional pots for garden and home without a wheel. In this two day hands-on workshop, ​Sam Wallace will demonstrate the traditional Jamaican coil building method of "walking the pot" to create large scale (really big!) symmetrical vases and bowls.  In Wallace's words, the potter becomes the wheel and you dance with...

$230

2 sessions

Saturday Jan 20th, 10am

Try the Wheel: Ages 14 & Up

at VisArts at Rockville - Rockville
155 Gibbs St, Washington, District of Columbia 20850

We provide one and half pounds of clay per student and all other necessary materials, and the instructor walks you through step by step on how to make a wheel thrown piece. It's a perfect chance to learn the basics of wheel throwing while enjoying the company of friends and other creative folks. This class is especially designed for those who have...

$45

Wednesday Jan 17th, 7pm

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One Shot!

at District Clay Center - Langdon
2414 Douglas St NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20018

You get a wheel, clay, a nice instructor, some local beer* and wine, a cracker or two and 2.5 hours to try your hand at the wheel. If you like it, you can get your $45 class fee credited to a ten week session. If you don't, at least you got a beer and some mud on your hands. Never a bad thing. Note: Because you are working with wet clay, there...

$45

Friday Feb 16th, 6:30pm

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Handbuilding Plus! Basic Through Advanced

at Glen Echo Pottery - Glen Echo
7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, Maryland 20812

Instruction in pinch, coil, and slab construction techniques, plus surface decoration, glazing, and firing at cone 10 reduction. Individual guidance for all levels of experience; special attention to newcomers.  Experienced potters can pursue independent projects with guidance of instructor.   Students may only enroll in one handbuilding...

$188

12 sessions

Tuesday Feb 13th, 9:30am

Handbuilding: Basic Through Advanced

at Glen Echo Pottery - Glen Echo
7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, Maryland 20812

Instruction in pinch, coil, and slab construction techniques, plus surface decoration, glazing, and firing at cone 10 reduction. Individual guidance for all levels of experience; special attention to newcomers.  Experienced potters can pursue independent projects with guidance of instructor.   Students may only enroll in one handbuilding...

$188

6 sessions

Wednesday Feb 14th, 7pm

Amaco Products Glazing Workshop

at VisArts at Rockville - Rockville
155 Gibbs St, Washington, District of Columbia 20850

This glaze workshop features demonstration and hands-on decorating  techniques for clay artists and teachers, with Diana Faris from AMACO. All glazes will be provided by AMACO and VisArts will provide bisque tiles in two clays for participants to work on. This workshop will explore Mid-Range, Cone 5-6 AMACO brushing glazes. The workshop will...

$25

Monday Feb 19th, 11am

Tableware Intensive

at The Art League - Alexandria
105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Making Handmade Tableware is a wonderful way to combine all the pottery techniques of handbuilding. wheelthrowing and surface decoration with the love of cooking and food. Explore the handbuilding techniques of pinch, coil and slab to make tableware. Give a personal voice to your work with decorating techniques in the wetware, leatherhard and bisque...

$265

8 sessions

Monday Mar 5th, 4pm

Handbuilding: Basic Through Advanced Independent Study

at Glen Echo Pottery - Glen Echo
7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, Maryland 20812

Ongoing adult students of GEP may pursue Independent Study during Spring and Summer classes; however, there will be NO instruction. Independent Study students may use the studio during the time for which they registered and during open studio hours. Eligibility: ongoing students or students with at least 1 previous handbuilding class at GEP. No new...

$188

6 sessions

Saturday Feb 17th, 10am

Mixed Level Wheel Class

at VisArts at Rockville - Rockville
155 Gibbs St 3rd Fl, Rockville, Maryland 20850

Students of all skill levels are encouraged to take this class. Whether you’ve never used a wheel or you have years of experience you’ll learn how to build and expand your skills and create beautiful functional ceramic forms. For students already comfortable with the basics we will focus on improving your skills and throwing larger and more consistent...

$300

8 sessions

Monday Mar 5th, 12:30pm

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Parent & Child Mixed Technique Pottery Class (Ages 6+)

at VisArts at Rockville - Rockville
155 Gibbs St 3rd Fl, Rockville, Maryland 20850

Parent and child will spend two sessions learning handbuilding techniques (including pinch, coil and slab construction) then two day learning wheel throwing. One class period will be spent learning to combine wheel thrown forms with hand built decorations. The last day will be spent glazing the pieces made during the class. Pieces can be picked up...

$165

8 sessions

Monday Mar 5th, 7pm

Large Pot Workshop (Composite Throwing)

at VisArts at Rockville - Rockville
155 Gibbs St 3rd Fl, Rockville, Maryland 20850

You have seen his work at the Rooftop Gallery and in VisArts, now learn from Ryan Rakhshan just how to throw large composite forms. The specific techniques of throwing rings, coils and sections will all be discussed and demonstrated. In addition students will learn proper drying, firing and glazing techniques for large forms. Please come to the class...

$100

2 sessions

Saturday Mar 10th, 10am

Jumpstart In Ceramics

at The Art League - Alexandria
105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Have you always wanted to try pottery? In this one-day event, participants explore the creativity and diversity of clay in a fun, relaxed environment.  Supplies are included. 

$50
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Handbuilding Ceramics

at The Art League - Alexandria
105 North Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314

The Art League Ceramics Studio is located at our Madison Annex in Old Town, Alexandria. The studios are large, bright, and well equipped, easily stimulating creativity. Open studio time allows students to practice and expand their skills outside of class. Students interested in a complete clay experience may participate in our assistant work-study...

$270

9 sessions

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