Beginner Pottery with Rick Bisgyer

Beginners Pottery on the Wheel

Instructor: Rick Bisgyer

Monday nights, Sept.19th through November 7th, 2016
6:00 – 8:30 pm
RiverArts Clay Studio
204 High Street, Chestertown

Cost: $230 Members, $280 Non-members

Registration Deadline: September 18th, 2016


This course offers new students an 8-week introduction to the potter’s wheel.  Participants will experience basic methods of centering clay, forming cylinder and bowl forms, trimming and adding handles.

Students will also learn how to finish their pots using standard decorating and glazing techniques.  This class is for students with no prior wheel experience, all are welcome. Course fee includes 25 lbs. of clay and bisque firing, glaze firing fees are additional.

Fees: Class includes one block of clay and bisque firing. Additional fees for glaze firing. Tool kits can be purchased at the studio for $25.

About the Instructor: Rick Bisgyer has been a full time ceramic artist for the last 12 years. He holds a degree in Education and has been teaching both at Chestertown RiverArts and Baltimore Clayworks for the past 4 years. His work was been displayed at national and regional fine craft shows and galleries across the country.

Rick Bisgyer, my porcelain teacher, has the drive and skilled technique to create quality porcelain objects with a strong sense of form that really represent the essence of the maker. He encourages his students with exploration and technique to be open to the possibilities of their own creativity.” Lynne Molner, artist and teacher.

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: RiverArts reserves the right to cancel any class due to under-subscription. Full refunds will be issued in the event of cancellation.

REFUND POLICY: Students can request a refund if withdrawn by the registration deadline, less a 10% administrative fee.


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