The class is for a beginner or those with experience. The class begins with a 10-15 minute wheel throwing demonstration.
After the demonstration, you then continue with the remainder of minutes working on the wheel going step by step on at least the first 2 attempts and then on the 3rd you go at your own pace. (about 3 opportunities to create). We do all the cleanup.
Centering the clay, opening the clay, pulling up walls. I will be there at your side for guidance and instruction with a few tips and tricks.
At the end of class, you choose the glaze of choice. And, in about 4 to 5 weeks you pick up your amazing pottery.
Approximately 2.5 lbs. of new clay / usually 3 opportunities to create.
Use of tools and wheel
1 Finished Creation* / $5 each additional piece due at pickup
*TFP will trim, bisque fire, glaze, glaze fire your work.
As long as the kiln gods are on our side, your creation(s) will be ready for pickup in about 4-6 weeks. (maximum height 5") If we feel a piece may not make it through the process, we will not finish the piece.
Check out the calendar to see what spots are available. Then e-mail your class choice to email@example.com and let us know how many (up to 4 people). TFP will confirm availability and provide link to pay online to secure the spot. A minimum of one spot must be paid for in advance.
Cash or charge at the studio or PAY ONLINE. Venmo also available.
In the event of a cancellation, you will receive a studio credit to use for future classes or merchandise in the store. (less $10 cancellation fee)
At this time, masks are not required, but you may wear one if you are more comfortable.
We have 4 electric pottery wheels for 4 people. At this time, we are not setup for hand building.
Yes. Example if you book just for yourself, it will be just you. If you have a group of 2, it will be just your group. Other than people stopping in the studio, your session is pretty much private.
Students can start as young as 10. For at least the first session, an adult must accompany the potter as a spectator or student. We can only work with 2 young adult students at a time (ages 10 to 15 years old).
Sorry... we only allow our clay and glazes in the studio.
Yes. Additional clay may be purchased at $3/lb.
They go into the re-claim bucket for future "hand building" studio use.
You pick the best of your creations for your included completed piece, but you can have TFP finish more items (trim, fire, glaze, glaze fire) for you for $5 each piece. Due at pickup.
Yes. We will be offering various skill level session opportunities. From one-on-one private instruction, group parties to "uninstructed" time on the wheel. Email Robin at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in wheel time.
At this time, patrons will not be handling glaze. All glazing and firing take place offsite by TFP. Safety Data Sheet for Clay used in studio - click here. Side note regarding clay and mold - at times the clay may contain small amounts of mold, which after firing twice won't be an issue for your finished piece. All patrons will be required to sign a liability waiver.
No creation is guaranteed to survive and come out the way you envision -- it’s all up to the kiln gods. TFP reserves the right to dismiss firing pieces that we feel will compromise other items in the kiln. We also cannot guarantee the color glaze you pick will come out exactly as you envision.