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Spring 2014 Class Schedule

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

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

Please read: Due to a large jump in utilities and materials costs we have had to increase our class fees.

Classes are limited to 12 participants and can fill up quickly.

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. Kids ages 11 and up may take adult Pot Shot Wheel class with a parent or other adult.

Pot Shot Wheel

SAT Mar 29 5–7:30pm Patty Creamer $45
SUN Mar 30 5–7:30pm Patty Creamer $45
SAT Apr 5 5–7:30pm Jennifer Hill $45
SUN April 6 5–7:30pm Patty Creamer $45
SAT April 12 5–7:30pm Jennifer Hill $45
SUN April 13 5–7:30pm Patty Creamer $45
SUN May 11 5–7:30pm Patty Creamer $45
SAT May 17 5–7:30pm Patty Creamer $45
SUN May 18 5–7:30pm Patty Creamer $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. 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.

MON 6:30–9:30pm Apr 28–June 16 Patty Creamer $260
TUE 6:30–9:30pm April 29–June 17 Patty Creamer $260
WED 10am–1pm April 30–June 18 Jennifer Hill $260
WED 6:30–9:30pm April 30–June 18 Ed Triece $260
THUR 10am–1pm May 1–June 19 Kit Adams $260
THUR 6:30–9:30pm May 1–June 19 Don Brimberry $260
SAT 10am–1pm May 3–June 21 Kit Adams (I/A) $260
SUN 10am–1pm May 4–Jene 22 Linda Mosley $260

I/A= classes for intermediate and advanced students. Only returning ClayWays students.
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.

MON 10am–1pm Apr 28–June 16 Angela Rogers (Low Fire) $260
MON 6:30pm–9:30pm Apr 28–June 16 Cindy Haenel (Low Fire) $260
TUE 10am–1pm April 29–June 17 Linda Mosley (High Fire) $260

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: 10am—6pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday/Sunday: Noon—5pm

Click here: Registered Adult Students Studio Hours


ClayWays Pottery Studio & Gallery
5442 Burnet Road, Austin, Texas 78756-1602
| 512-459-6445
Last Updated: 12/16/2013