Wheel Throwing & Handbuilding Classes

Learn the basics of wheel throwing and handbuilding, and for the non-beginners how to take their skills to the next level. Kathryn and all studio instructors focus on teaching how to throw mugs, bowls, plates and other functional pieces on the wheel and handbuilt.

In addition to Kathryn, Master Potter Andrew Quient teaches adult wheel throwing; professional potter and certified teacher Liz Fieldsteel teaches kids to adults and workshops; and CyclePottery trained instructor Jocelyn Gozdowski continues to teach in the kids, teen and adult classes & workshops & teaches her own sculpting class for teens/adults.  All are available to teach private lessons and workshops at different hourly rates.  Please email CyclePottery01062@gmail.com for more details.

Kids Classes are limited to 6 students.  Adult classes limited to 8 students. 6 week Sessions for all Classes.

Winter Session 1, 2019:  Begins the week of January 7th

Winter Session 2, 2019: Begins the week of February 25th 

Spring Session, 2019: Begins the Week of April 22nd

**You can GIFT a class, workshop or private lesson as well!  Purchase a Gift Certificate in the studio, send a check or online on the SHOP page.  You don’t have to register for a particular class or workshop to purchase a gift certificate.  But if you do, you can register your contact info and make a note in the comments section.  Feel free to email or call with any questions!

One Day Cycle Samplers & Lil’ Cycle Samplers

Not ready to commit to a class? Try your hands at the wheel and hand build a unique ceramic piece during a one-time class, for teens, adults and parent/child on select Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays!  More info and Registration information under the Workshop tab.

NEW!!! Sculpting Saturdays (Drop-in) Class with Jocelyn Gozdowski 

10am-Noon, Your choice of Saturdays: December 8, 15; January 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

All levels!  Take one class or take as many as you’d like and pay as you go! Classes may be tailored to meet the needs of the students attending that day.

$40/class, includes 5 lbs of clay, glazes and firings.

All tools and aprons provided. Must register 24 hours in advance.

REGISTER HERE

Monday Teen (Ages 12+) Wheel Throwing with Kathryn 

Beginner-Intermediate.  Class will focus on learning how to throw with intention basic functional forms on the wheel.  Students will be asked to notice shapes and forms in the world that might inspire their work.  15 minutes longer than the younger class to give more time to practice their skills.

6 classes, 3:30-5:15pm, January 7th through February 11th, we will meet on MLK day.  If this doesn’t work for you I can pro-rate the class to 5 classes.

$210 which includes all materials and firing fees.  Tools and Aprons provided.

6 students Max

Click Here to Register Only 2 spots left!

 

 

Tuesday Kids’ Ages 7+ Wheel throwing and hand building with Kathryn 

Kids will work on a different hand building project each week with the opportunity to work on the wheel each week as well.

6 weeks, 3:30-5pm, January 8th through February 12th,  includes all materials and firing fees.

6 kids maximum

Click Here to Register

Thursday Kids’ Ages 7+ Wheel throwing and hand building with Liz Fieldsteel

Kids will work on a different hand building project each week with the opportunity to work on the wheel each week as well.

6 weeks, 4-5:30pm, January 10th through February 15th: includes all materials and firing fees.

6 kids maximum

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Tuesday Night Adult Wheel Throwing Class with Instructor Liz Fieldsteel

All Levels: In this class, Liz teaches wheel throwing techniques from basic forms to lidded vessels and beyond.  Handbuilding will be introduced as well and students will have the opportunity to develop skills in the realm of both wheel throwing and handbuilding.

6 weeks, Tuesdays 6:15-8:45pm, January 8th through February 12th

$260, which includes a $30 materials (12.5 lbs of clay and glazes) and firing fee with extra studio time to practice on Sundays 10am-2pm
$230 Without extra studio time

Click HERE to Register!

Wednesday Night Adult Wheel Throwing with Andrew Quient

All Levels:  For the intermediate to advanced students, will introduce more complex forms such as lidded jars and spouts, but beginners are welcome as well!

6 weeks, Wednesdays 6:15-8:45pm, January 9th through February 13th 

$260, which includes a $30 materials (12.5 lbs of clay and glazes) and firing fee with extra studio time to practice on Sundays 10am-2pm
$230 Without extra studio time

Click HERE to Register

Thursday Night Adult Wheel Throwing Class with Instructor Liz Fieldsteel

All Levels: In this class, Liz teaches wheel throwing techniques from basic forms to lidded vessels and beyond.  Handbuilding will be introduced as well and students will have the opportunity to develop skills in the realm of both wheel throwing and handbuilding.

6 weeks, Thursdays 6:15-8:45pm, January 10th through February 14th

$260, which includes a $30 materials (12.5 lbs of clay and glazes) and firing fee with extra studio time to practice on Sundays 10am-2pm
$230 Without extra studio time

Click HERE to RegisterOnly 1 spot left!

Friday Morning Adult Wheel Throwing with Andy

Beginners-Intermediates: Join Andy in a relaxing Friday morning, sun-filled studio wheel throwing class focusing on how to throw intentional shapes which dictate the function of a vessel.  The coffee will be fresh and hot to get a jumpstart on your weekend!  Kathryn may pop in the class to throw along with you and help out!

6 weeks, Friday mornings  10am-12:30pm, January 11th through February 15th  

$260, which includes a $30 materials (12.5 lbs of clay and glazes) and firing fee with extra studio time to practice on Sundays 10am-2pm
$230 Without extra studio time

Click HERE to Register

Testimonials:

“My daughter had such a fun week with you – she can’t wait to come back to the studio next week! At dinner on Wednesday evening she said, ‘I am so happy I have pottery tomorrow. Kathryn is an amazing teacher mom and fun too.’ She has been asking to do some pottery for over a year now – so thank you!”

“My son came home on Tuesday as about the happiest I’ve ever seen him. Her rarely says “I had a GREAT day” when I ask…but he did then. He mentioned that he threw his first plate, which he was excited about, and then talked about his hand-building. Of course, I can’t remember the elaborate details he went through!”

“I wanted to let you know how much Nathaniel is enjoying pottery. We were unsure what he would think about it but he counts the days until his next class. He is already asking to take more classes with you.”

“Congratulations on your new place and expanding program. But what really matters, at least for us, is your wonderful teaching, care and concern for your students. Thanks again.”

TEACH YOUR OWN CLASS!

CyclePottery is fortunate to have several talented and expert potters working on their own professional work in addition to teaching workshops and classes and open studio demonstrations.

Kathryn welcomes other artists to use her studio for teaching their own classes, whether it be a series of classes or just a one day workshop.  Each instructor will negotiate and contract an hourly pay with Kathryn.

Registration, Payment Options and Cancellation Policy:

Please click the links above to register for classes. Payment must be made IN FULL prior to the class to secure enrollment.

413.219.9594  *  CyclePottery01062@gmail.com

Payment Methods:

  • PayPal: paypal@cyclepottery.com
  • *Preferred: Cash or Check payable to: CyclePottery, 42 Maple St., Florence, MA 01062
  • Credit Card: over the phone or in the studio.

Cancellation Policy:

For Classes:  Full refund of tuition if cancel within notice 2 weeks before the start of class. Within 2 weeks of class, a 50% refund will be given.

For Private lessons and workshops: cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund.

Full refund will be made if class is cancelled due to low enrollment.

Missed Classes:

No make-up classes due to illness. Although a student may make-up a missed class in another class if there’s space. Classes cancelled due to the instructor or weather will be made up.