We are very excited to welcome back Jim Horsford to offer FREE Pottery classes to Pittsfield high school students. No experience is necessary.
Classes begin on Wednesday October 27th and Thursday October 28th from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Classes last 6 weeks, so will end Wednesday December 1st and Thursday December 2nd, 2010.
FREE for Pittsfield High School Students
28 Renne Avenue, Pittsfield, MA 01201
The course is 12 hours of instruction on the potter’s wheel. No experience is needed. Beginners are welcome.
1. First class:
Students wedge two pieces of clay and step by step we throw two small pots: a mug and a bowl.
2. Second class:
We continue throwing and make three more pots.
3. Third class:
Now that we have five pots that have been kept moist in plastic and we trim the bottoms of the pieces.
4. Fourth Week:
Its back to throwing, and we make three larger pots.
5. Week five:
Work from week four is trimmed, handles are made for mugs and pitchers, clay can be added to the exterior of work or textures can be carved into the surface of work.
6. Week six:
Each student will have six to eight pots that they will glaze.
About a week after glazing, students from all classes will return for a pick-up celebration.