Pots Run Riot With a Whirl

Number of Sessions:  Two 3-hour sessions
Course Fee:  $50.00

Create special pots by first hand building the bottom, then placing it on the wheel to throw the top.  Two different methods of combining hand built pots and wheel throwing will be taught.  This course is being taught by Carol Commins, a guest instructor who resides part time in Prescott and Sun City West.  Carol, a former first grade and special education teacher, has also taught ceramics at Yavapai College, aboard cruise ships and in her own studio as well as at various clay studios around Arizona.  She has made her livelihood creating pots for over 30 years.

  • Clay of choice -  2 slabs made ahead of class (approximately 12" x 15", 1/4 to 3/8 inch thick)
  • Needle tool
  • Texture materials
  • Pony roller
  • Rib
  • Throwing tools
  • A form to build the bottom of the pot in*
* Think about what shape you would like to make: an open bowl form with a thrown top; a closed bowl form, a ball with a thrown neck and lip; a cylinder, open with a thrown top to be a wine cooler, utensil holder; or a closed cylinder form, a vase with a thrown neck and lip.  You can use just about any shape, put two together and finish it off on the wheel with a thrown top.

Class Information:
  • Skill Level/Pre-requisites:  Intermediate, Basic Clay Class, some wheel knowledge
  • Minimum students:  6   Maximum: 8