September/October Continuing Wheel (eight week class) - DTLA (Mateo St Location)
- 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; note that class will start on 9/12 due to the holiday.
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. Students will need to bring their own tools (needle tool, ribs, trimming tools, wire cutter) and 12" bats.
This class will be held at our Arts District studio at 588 Mateo St.
Still Life Studio members get 30% off this class with the discount code MEMBERSCLASS.
Cancellations made 4 or more days before the start of the class will be refunded. For cancellations made fewer than 4 full days, but more than 24 hours before the start time, a 50% refund or 50% credit toward another class or workshop will be issued. We cannot provide refunds or credits for cancellations or rescheduling requests made fewer than 24 hours before the start time of class, if you miss your class, or arrive too late to participate.
Our classes are for adults. If you have a child under 18 interested in taking a class, please contact us before enrolling.