March/April Continuing Wheel (eight week class) - Santa Monica
- Class Outline
Learn what else is possible on the potter's wheel and refine the skills you learned in Beginning Wheel. This class is recommended for advanced beginners and intermediate level potters who feel comfortable with the throwing process; see below for more information. This is an eight week class so you can really dive in and hone your craft. Classes meet weekly for two hours for a total of eight sessions, with open studio time every day for you to practice on your own. See the class schedule below.
850 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Challenge yourself and learn how to throw bigger, more complex, and more stable forms efficiently. Each class will focus on one category of object or skill which may include: bowls (large and small), vases and long-necked bottles, plates, advanced trimming techniques (including how to carve a proper foot and how to use a chuck to trim bottles), lidded pots, etc. Bring your ideas! This is about learning to make what you really want to make.
To get the most out of this class, you should feel comfortable with all of the steps and processes you learned in the four week Beginning Wheel course, and can somewhat reliably wedge, center, and throw 2.5-3 lbs of clay. Typically, students take Beginning Wheel twice before taking Continuing Wheel.
In addition to the weekly class meetings, we have open hours seven days a week for you to come in and work on your own.
SLS's recycled studio clay, glazes, and firing for up to 15 pieces are included in the course fee. Additional clay is available for purchase as well. We strongly encourage students to come to class with their own basic toolkit and four 12" bats.
See who is teaching our upcoming classes here.
Click here to see our current Covid policies. Refunds will not be issued if you are not able to show proof of vaccination or a negative test result upon arriving for your class.
Cancellations made 4 or more days before the start of the class will be refunded. A 50% refund or 50% credit toward another class or workshop will be given for cancellations made fewer than 4 full days before the start date.
Our classes are intended for adults. Teens 14 and older are welcome if accompanied by a parent. If you have a child under 14 interested in taking a class, please contact us before enrolling.