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Fall 2015 Class Schedule

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

Registration for Fall 2015 classes has begun. Classes start the week of Oct. 26–Nov. 1, 2015

Please call to check space availability of a class. Beginning with Fall 2015, classes because of rising operational and supply costs, ClayWays will be raising its class fee. The 7 week Fall sessions will be $252. The 6 week Sunday class will be $216.

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.
  • No outside clay allowed. Clay must be purchased at ClayWays. Your clay fee includes glazing and firing of anything you make with the clay you purchase.
  • We have tools for sale, but you do not have to purchase them at Clayways.
  • 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 | Seven Week Wheel | Seven Week Handbuilding

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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 phone when your pottery is finished.

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

Pot Shot Wheel

SAT September 26 5–7:30pm Patty Creamer $45
SAT October 10 5–7:30pm Jennifer Hill $50
SAT October 17 5–7:30pm Patty Creamer $50
SUN October 18 5–7:30pm Patty Creamer $50
SAT October 24 5–7:30pm Jennifer Hill $50
SUN October 25 5–7:30pm Patty Creamer $50
SAT November 14 5–7:30pm Patty Creamer $50
SUN November 15 5–7:30pm Patty Creamer $50
SUN November 29 5–7:30pm Jennifer Hill $50
SUN December 5 5–7:30pm Patty Creamer $50
SUN December 6 5–7:30pm Patty Creamer $50
SAT December 12 5–7:30pm Jennifer Hill $50
SUN December 13 5–7:30pm Patty Creamer $50
SUN December 20 5–7:30pm Jennifer Hill $50

Please call to check space availability of a class. Payment is due at time of registration. Beginning with October PotShots classes, the all-inclusive class fee will be $50.

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Seven 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.

No classes Nov. 23–29 for Thanksgiving week

MON 6:30–9:30pm Oct 26–Dec 14, 2015 Patty Creamer $252
TUE 6:30–9:30pm Oct 27–Dec 15, 2015 Patty Creamer $252
WED 10am-1pm Oct 28–Dec 16, 2015 Jennifer Hill $252
WED 6:30–9:30pm Oct 28–Dec 16, 2015 Ed Triece $252
THUR 10am-1pm Oct 29–Dec 17, 2015 Dorie Mickelson $252
THUR 6:30–9:30pm Oct 29–Dec 17, 2015 Don Brimberry $252
SUN 10am–1pm Nov 1–Dec 13, 2015 Jennifer Hill* $216/six weeks

*=Returning ClayWays students only.
If not indicated, new beginners and all levels are allowed.

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.

Cost of class does not include clay and tools.

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Seven Week Handbuilding

Classes are all levels unless indicated.

MON 10am–1pm Oct 26–Dec 14, 2015 Angela Rogers $252 Low-fire only
TUE 10am–1pm Oct 27–Dec 15, 2015 Jennifer Hill $252 High-fire only
TUE 6:30–9:30pm Oct 27–Dec 15, 2015 Angela Rogers $252 High-fire 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.

In handbuilding, you will be introduced to several methods of constructing with clay. Instructors will show you projects involving slabs, coils, and extruded shapes . You'll learn how to glaze your pots as well. As an intermediate/advanced (I/A) student, you will move on to more intricate projects—the sky's the limit!

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
| 512-459-6445
Last Updated: 9/25/2015