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Early Fall 2014 Class Schedule

Please call 512-459-6445 to register. (We do not have online registration.)

Early Fall 2014 registration has started and anyone interested in enrolling can call to sign up.

Call or come by to register. Payment due at registration. Returning students may pay ½ to reserve space and ½ one week prior to class starting.

  • Your class fee includes instruction and open studio hours.
  • Clay must be purchased at ClayWays and we have tools for sale.
  • Your glazing/firing fee is included in your clay purchase.
  • There is a $25 withdrawal fee and a withdrawal notice must be received no later than 7 days prior to the first day of class.
  • No refunds will be given after the withdrawal deadline.
  • Please do not ask for credit.
  • Classes that do not have the minimum number of students required will be delayed or cancelled one week prior to class starting.

Pot Shot Wheel | Pot Shot Handbuilding | Eight Week Wheel Class


Go to pot... with friends—Take a Pot Shot Wheel!

Pot Shots, (Our Fear of Commitment class)

Gather some friends and try a Pot shot! This is a reasonably priced one time class, perfect for those interested in trying the potter’s wheel but not wanting to commit to a full 8 week session, just yet. The maximum number of participants will be 6.

Learn the basics of wheel throwing and how to paint the underglaze colors of your choice on the pieces you make.

It takes approximately 3 to 4 weeks to finish your pieces for you. You will be contacted by email or phone when your pottery is finished.

Instruction, clay, glazes and firing included in the fee. Adults only.

Pot Shot Wheel

DAY DATES TIME TEACHER COST
SAT Sept 13 5–7:30pm Jennifer Hill $45
SAT Sept 27 5–7:30pm Patty Creamer $45
SUN Sept 28 5–7:30pm Patty Creamer $45
SAT Oct 4 5–7:30pm Jennifer Hill $45
SAT Oct 11 5–7:30pm Patty Creamer $45
SUN Oct 12 5–7:30pm Patty Creamer $45
SAT Oct 25 5–7:30pm Patty Creamer $45
SUN Oct 26 5–7:30pm Patty Creamer $45
SAT Nov 15 5–7:30pm Jennifer Hill $45


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Pot Shot Handbuilding with Clay: Whimsical Chicken and Halloween Luminary

Cost will be $45 and includes instruction, glazes and firings. Maximum: 8 participants, adults only.

Learn two basic techniques of hand building (pinch pots and slabs) to create a whimsical little chicken to sit around your house or give to a friend. After making your chicken, you will learn how to paint with underglaze colors of your choice. You also get to create the chicken’s beaded legs, which are added after the piece is fired.

Gather some friends and try this Handbuilding Pot shot—a reasonably priced one time class, perfect for those interested in trying Handbuilding with clay but not wanting to commit to a full 8 week session, just yet. It takes approximately 3 to 4 weeks to finish your pieces for you. You will be contacted by email or phone when your pottery is finished.

DAY TIME DATES INSTRUCTOR COST PROJECT
SAT 5–7:30pm Sept 20th Camille Noble $45 Whimsical Chicken
SAT 5–7:30pm Sept 27th Cathryn Snyder $45 Halloween Luminary
SAT 5–7:30pm October 18 Jennifer Hill $45 Holiday Luminary
SAT 5–7:30pm November 1 Jennifer Hill $45 Holiday Luminary
Whimsical Chicken Halloween Luminary Holiday Luminary


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Eight Week Wheel Throwing

If you are new to ClayWays, even if you are an advanced potter, you must attend the class you signed up for. You may not sign up for a class and only come to open studio hours. After you have attended 4 8-week sessions you may sign up for Open Studio instead of a class if your instructor feels you are advanced enough to work on your own and that you know the studio rules.

Our classes are all levels—beginners through advanced with the exception of Saturday morning which is intermediate/advanced.

Cost of class does not include clay and tools.

DAY TIME DATES INSTRUCTOR COST
MON 6:30–9:30pm August 25–October 13 Patty Creamer $260
TUE 6:30–9:30pm August 26–October 14 Patty Creamer $260
WED 10am–1pm August 27–October 15 Jennifer Hill $260
WED 6:30–9:30pm August 27–October 15 Ed Triece $260
THUR 10am–1pm August 28–October 16 Kit Adams* $260
THUR 6:30–9:30pm August 28–October 16 Don Brimberry $260
SUN 10am–1pm August 31–October 19 Linda Mosley $260

*=No new students—returning ClayWays students only who have taken Thursday morning wheel previously.
If not indicated, new beginners and all levels are allowed.
Cost of class does not include clay and tools.

Beginners will learn basic wheel skills: centering, opening, pulling, shaping, trimming and finishing, as well as glazing. As a beginner, you will be making variations on the basic cylinder, such as mugs, vases, and bowls. We suggest taking at least 4 sessions before moving up to an intermediate/advanced wheel throwing class. Your instructor will help you assess your skill level. If you have intermediate/advanced skills, but have never taken a ClayWays class, you must take an all level class before you can take an intermediate/advanced class.

The intermediate/Advanced (I/A) students will be learning more advanced functional and decorative projects such as dinnerware, lidded jars and casseroles, goblets, two-piece vases, lamps, etc.

Only cone 10 clay bodies may be used in wheel classes. Your class fee includes glazing and firing.

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Eight Week Handbuilding

Classes are all levels unless indicated.

DAY TIME DATES INSTRUCTOR COST NOTE
MON 10am–1pm August 25–October 13 Angela Rogers $260 Strictly Low-fire c/06 electric only
MON 6:30pm–9:30pm August 25–October 13 Cindy Haenel $260 Strictly Low-fire c/06 electric only
TUE 10am–1pm August 26–October 14 Linda Mosley $260 Strictly High-fire c/10
gas only

Learn how to make unique vessel-related forms using traditional techniques, often with a twist. Good for both beginning and experienced students, this class will help you to create dynamic forms starting with a good foundation of skills. We will explore the use of mid-range clay and glazes, and include underglazes for interesting options on color and surface design.

In handbuilding, you will be introduced to several methods of constructing with clay. Instructors will show you projects involving slabs, coils, and extruded shapes (think big Play-Doh Fun Factory). You'll learn how to glaze your pots as well. Beginning students will use a low-fire white or terra cotta clay body only. As an intermediate/advanced (I/A) student, you will move on to more intricate projects-the sky's the limit! Intermediate/advanced students may use either low-fire or high-fire clay bodies.

We are no longer able to accommodate large tile projects by advanced students.


Gallery Hours:
Monday—Thursday: Noon—6pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday/Sunday: Noon—5pm



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5442 Burnet Road, Austin, Texas 78756-1602
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Last Updated: 9/9/2014