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Courses and Workshops

We offer a variety of ceramics classes and workshops throughout the semester, as well as ceramics studio independent use. Details on our Fall 2014 offerings will be available in August. 

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Spring 2014 Offerings

Ceramics Classes

Foundations of Wheel Throwing
Tuesdays 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Instructor: Zak Barry

This 8-week introductory course exposes students to key ceramic and wheel throwing principles, vocabulary and techniques. Central to the course is a "learn by doing" approach and sensitivity toward creativity and fun. Students are responsible for throwing and designing an actual cup (or shot glass), bowl, plate and vase if you've got mad skills. Projects generated by the students are introduced to the central concepts of wedging, centering, throwing, trimming and glazing. In addition, they learn how wheel throwing is used as a meditative art to manage and control stress levels, and how stimulating the right side of the brain will help them to innovate within business organizations more effectively.


Introduction to Clay
Wednesdays 4 p.m.-6 p.m.
Instructor: Emily Schultz

This 8-week course offers an introduction to clay as an artistic medium. Students will learn basic techniques, including handbuilding, wheel throwing, trimming, and glazing. The goal is that students will gain enough ceramic knowledge and experience to continue with ceramics on their own or at a higher level. Class meets once a week with a two-hour class each week and the studio fee gives students unlimited access to glaze and cly for the semester. By the end of the course, students will be able to make small bowls and mugs on the pottery wheel.


Ceramics Studio Independent Use

Studio Opens: February 4, 2014
Studio Closes: April 25, 2014

For experienced and returning potters only. $85 for students, $210 for Olin, Wellesley and Babson faculty and staff. For further information please email Alex Spies.

Studio Monitors: Matt Hard | David Pudlo

Register to access the studio.