This class focuses on techniques to improve your wheel work, throw taller, thinner, and with more control. Learn to use potter’s ribs for shaping and understand and master better trimming skills. A variety of forms will be demonstrated, including bowls, plates, pouring spouts, lids, and teapots; glazing and decorating will also be covered. Constructive critiques of finished work will help hone skills and refine techniques. Although mostly geared toward wheel work, hand builders are welcome. Pottery 1 or prior clay experience highly recommended.
Lee is a lifetime studio potter with a love for clay, glass, and fire. He owns a studio and gallery in Newport where he sells to tourists and local fans alike. His classes are full of tips built from long experience and he enjoys helping students refine both skills and aesthetics.
Pottery Supplies: Clay and tools may be purchased through the Pottery Shop on the first day of class (checks only) Tool kit is $17. Fee of $33 for 25 lbs. of clay includes glazes and firing fees. Students may fire up to 30 lbs. of bone dry clay per month and may practice in the studio 7 days a week, from 8 am to 10 pm, if there is not another class in session.
Our annual Holiday Sale, now in it's 44th year, will feature original, handcrafted work in a variety of media, including pottery, jewelry, painting, photography and more. Made locally by members of the South County Art Association, there will be work to suit all budgets for your Holiday gift giving needs.
Nov. 28 - Dec. 20, 2014: Wed-Sun, 10am - 6pm
Opening receptions are held the first Thursday of each exhibition from 7 to 9 pm unless otherwise noted.
If you would like to make a gift to the South County Art Association, please click the donate button below. Your gift is separate from membership dues, and may be tax deductible.
There are nine artist studios for rent in two sizes.
Studios are for artists working in non-clay, non-stone/wood carving uses only. Painting, drawing, textile, and electronic media are all fine.
Please come visit from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday, to view the space. Call (401) 783-2195 for more information, or email us at email@example.com to check availability. We always keep a short waiting list running for those who are interested in the next available space.