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Winter 2015 Class Schedule

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

Winter 2015 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 | Eight Week Wheel Class | Eight Week Handbuilding

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

SAT Dec 20 5–7:30pm Jennifer Hill $45
SAT Jan 10 5–7:30pm Jennifer Hill $45
SAT Jan 17 5–7:30pm Patty Creamer $45
SUN Jan 18 5–7:30pm Patty Creamer $45
FRI Jan 30 6:30–9pm Patty Creamer $45
SAT Jan 31 5–7:30pm Jennifer Hill $45

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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.

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.

MON 6:30–9:30pm Jan 5–Feb 23, 2015 Patty Creamer $260
TUE 6:30–9:30pm Jan 6–Feb 24, 2015 Patty Creamer $260
WED 10am–1pm Jan 7–Feb 25, 2015 Jennifer Hill $260
WED 6:30–9:30pm Jan 7–Feb 25, 2015 Ed Triece $260
THUR 10am–1pm Jan 8–Feb 26, 2015 Kit Adams* $260
THUR 6:30–9:30pm Jan 8–Feb 26, 2015 Don Brimberry $260
SAT 10am–1pm Jan 10–Feb 28, 2015 Kit Adams* $260
SUN 10am–1pm Jan 11–Mar 1, 2015 Linda Mosley $260

*=Limited to 10 students only.
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. 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.

MON 10am–1pm Jan 5–Feb 23, 2015 Angela Rogers $260 Strictly Low-fire c/06 electric only
MON 6:30pm–9:30pm Jan 5–Feb 23, 2015 Cindy Haenel $260 Strictly Low-fire c/06 electric only
TUE 10am–1pm Jan 6–Feb 24, 2015 Linda Mosley $260 Strictly High-fire c/10
gas only
TUE 6:30pm–9:30pm Jan 6–Feb 24, 2015 Angela Rogers $260 Strictly High-fire c/10

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


ClayWays Pottery Studio & Gallery
5442 Burnet Road, Austin, Texas 78756-1602
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Last Updated: 12/20/2014