Ceramics

Pottery I: Intro to Wheel-Throwing
Instructed by Angela Tilly
June 26 - August 14 (8 weeks)
Mondays, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Beginner and intermediate potters will enjoy wheel-throwing functional forms such as bowls, cups, plates, jars, and mugs. Experiment with glazing techniques and bring home beautiful hand-made pieces. 

$190 for members | $210 for non-members
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Pottery I & II: Intro to Wheel-Throwing and Handbuilding
Instructed by David Herstein
June 27 - August 22 (7 weeks - no class meeting on 7/4 and 8/1)
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Beginner and intermediate potters will learn basic wheel-throwing and handbuilding skills to create functional forms. Begin by learning handbuilding techniques such as coil and slab building then move on to creating forms such as bowls, cups, and mugs on the potters wheel. Learn about glazing techniques and bring home functional pottery. 

$175 for members | $195 for non-members
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Exploring Raku
Instructed by Angela Tilly
Saturday, July 8, 10:30 - 4:30 p.m. (1 day)

Students will have Raku clay available to them four weeks before the Raku firing date.  Using 8 hours of Open Studio, students will work on their own time to build their pieces.  The works will be bisque fired in preparation for the final outdoor Raku firing.  On Saturday, bring a bag lunch and watch your piece transform through the firing. Registration deadline June 28th.

$85 for members | $95 for non-members
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Ceramics Open Studio (Ongoing)
Tuesdays 10:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Thursdays 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Saturdays 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sundays 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Ceramics Open Studio provides adult students the opportunity to work on their own projects or to improve their skills. Time in the studio is monitored but is not instructional and allows for use of the studio equipment, ceramics glazes and firings. To qualify for open studio, a basic skill level is required. The course fee provides the option of 5 hours of studio time with a ½ block of clay or 15 or 30 hours of studio time with a full block of clay. Hours expire 1 year from the date of purchase.

5 hours: Members: $42, Non- members: $52
15 hours
: Members: $90, Non- members: $105
30 hours
: Members: $155, Non- members: $175
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Firing Services
Looking for a place to fire your ceramic pieces made at home? The VAS offers electric kiln firing service by trained staff.
More details here