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Beginner Pottery Wheel, Evenings – 4 Week Course, Summer

July 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Clay Studio
204 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
Marilee Schumann


Thursdays, July 11 - August 1, 2019
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Registration Deadline
July 10, 2019
Member Fee / Non-Member Fee
RiverArts reserves the right to cancel any class due to under-subscription. Full refunds will be issued in the event of cancellation.
Students can request a refund if withdrawn by the registration deadline, less a 10% administrative fee.


This is your opportunity to learn how to create functional bowls, cups, and vases on the potter’s wheel. In our four-week introductory class with Marilee Schumann, you will learn the basics of clay preparation, steps for throwing a pot on the wheel, finishing techniques, and glaze application in addition to aesthetic theory and a smattering of history. 

This course is designed for people with a healthy curiosity, those who dabbled in school, and those who wish to go back to the basics to refine best practices for the pottery process (beginning to end). You will create several finished pieces during the class, and you will have access to open studio time seven days of the week to practice and pursue your own clay interests. There is a small kiln/glaze fee for completed wares.

The first 25-lb bag of clay (STD. 112 or STD. 308) and 4 open studio tickets are included in the class fee. (Value $60). Alternative clays may be available for an additional cost as follows: STD 266, $3. Little Loafers, $3. Porcelain, $10. It’s recommended that beginners start with STD. 112.

Beginner tool kits are available for $30

Ages 16 and older.