Pottery Classes

Pottery Classes at VMFA Studio SchoolA favorite of many students, pottery classes attract people who want to have fun exploring clay through tile-making, hand-building, wheel-throwing and more.  From sculpture to functional serving pieces, participants create works in clay in a well-designed studio and supportive environment.

Resident Potter Steven Glass teaches weekly classes with visiting artists conducting most weekend workshops.

 

Class Schedule


[52] Pottery Making

Thu, Sep 26 – Dec 5, 10 am – 1 pm (10 sessions) | Studio School, Lower Level
Steven Glass

For students of all levels, this class teaches pottery making and design using various materials and techniques, including wheel-thrown and hand-built methods. By exploring the history of pottery making, students gain a better understanding of design. Individual critiques and technical assistance provided. Firing, glazes, and 25 pounds of clay included. Extra clay is available for purchase.

$230 (VMFA members $210)


[53] Pottery Making

Tue, Sep 24 – Nov 26, 7 – 10 pm (10 sessions) | Studio School, lower level
Steven Glass

For students of all levels, this class teaches pottery making and design using various materials and techniques, including wheel-thrown and hand-built methods. By exploring the history of pottery making, students gain a better understanding of design. Individual critiques and technical assistance provided. Firing, glazes, and 25 pounds of clay included. Extra clay is available for purchase.

$230 (VMFA members $210)


[54] Pottery Making

Thu, Sep 26 – Dec 5, 7 – 10 pm (10 sessions) | Studio School, Lower Level
Steven Glass

For students of all levels, this class teaches pottery making and design using various materials and techniques, including wheel-thrown and hand-built methods. By exploring the history of pottery making, students gain a better understanding of design. Individual critiques and technical assistance provided. Firing, glazes, and 25 pounds of clay included. Extra clay is available for purchase.

$230 (VMFA members $210)


[55] Ceramic Sculpture & Hand Building

Tue, Sep 24 – Nov 26, 10 am – 1 pm (10 sessions) | Studio School, lower level
Steven Glass

Create sculptural forms and hand-built vessels in this class that focuses on techniques, including coil and slab construction methods. Students experiment with various glazes and slips and are introduced to the history of ceramic art. Bring sketches of ideas to the first session. Both beginning and experienced clay students are welcome. Firing, glazes, and 25 pounds of clay included. Extra clay is available for purchase.

$230 (VMFA members $210)


NEW! [56] Small Scale Sculpture Workshop

Sat, Oct 5 & 12, 10 am – 4 pm (2 sessions) | Studio School, lower level
Julie Elkins

Create small-scale sculptures in this workshop that focuses on various clay techniques including coil and slab construction. With guidance from the instructor, students will work with glazes and slips and should be able to complete one or two small clay sculptures during the workshop. Bring sketches and ideas to the first day. Clay and glazes are included. Fired pieces may be picked up a week after the 2nd workshop session.

$150 (VMFA members $130)


[57] Pottery Independent Study

Sat, Nov 9, 10 am - 3 pm | Studio School, lower level
Steven Glass

Current pottery students will work on independent projects in this one-day workshop.Faculty assistance is provided.
Prerequisite: current enrollment in any VMFA pottery class.

$60 (VMFA member $45)