- Teacher: Bill Gravengood & Alec Davis
- Class Length: 8 Weeks
- Date: Sundays, beginning July 16
- Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm
- Materials fee $25 – included in price
(Previously titled “Intro to Ceramics”)
This beginner friendly class will introduce you to the most accessible way to make a pot, then guide you through a range of building techniques available to potters. You can advance with the clay, increasing your repertoire of forms using slab, coil, and pinch methods, as well as learning to throw on the wheel. Participants will be taught basic wheel–throwing skills and techniques such as centering, pulling cylinders, shaping, trimming, pulling handles, decorating and glazing. Participants will practice making cups, handled mugs, bowls, plates, and vases on the pottery wheel. Decoration will include a variety of colorful slips and glazes. Pottery will be microwave and dishwasher safe.
Clay is never boring; there is always more to explore, more to try out and more to create. This is a highly repeatable class.
Come dressed comfortably, with clothes that can get messy.
Tools and materials will be provided – materials included in price.
Pottery Classes at the Seattle Artist League
Join us for pottery classes in our 2,700 square foot studio in Seattle’s Georgetown Arts District. We offer classes for beginning ceramics in wheel throwing, hand-building, firing, and glazing. Our pottery classes are open to beginners and intermediate potters.
We have long offered classes in clay sculpting. Our commitment to the medium has expanded with the opening of our south Seattle Ceramics Studio. Join us for classes, workshops, and events in Seattle’s newest ceramics studio.
At the Seattle Artist League, we have a start where you are philosophy. You are welcome in our studio as a beginner or a seasoned pro. Join us.
SAL is no longer requiring masks at our studio in light of the recent change in the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) Mask Order. We understand that some students may still prefer to wear masks, and we will respect and accommodate their individual choices. We remain committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our students and staff by following all guidelines and recommendations from health officials.