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Summer 2015 Class Schedule

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

Summer 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.
  • 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 | Eight Week Wheel | 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 phone when your pottery is finished.

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

Pot Shot Wheel

SAT May 30 5–7:30pm Patty Creamer $45
SUN May 31 5–7:30pm Patty Creamer $45
SAT June 6 5–7:30pm Jennifer Hill $45
SAT June 13 5–7:30pm Jennifer Hill $45
SAT June 27 5–7:30pm Jennifer Hill $45
SUN June 28 5–7:30pm Jennifer Hill $45
SAT July 18 5–7:30pm Jennifer Hill $45
SAT July 25 5–7:30pm Jennifer Hill $45
SUN July 26 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 July 6–Aug 24, 2015, 2015 Patty Creamer $260
TUE 6:30–9:30pm July 7–Aug 25, 2015 Patty Creamer $260
WED 1–4pm July 8–Aug 26, 2015 Jennifer Hill $260
WED 6:30–9:30pm July 8–Aug 26, 2015 Ed Triece $260
THUR 1–4pm July 9–Aug 27, 2015 Kit Adams* $260
THUR 6:30–9:30pm July 9–Aug 27, 2015 Don Brimberry $260
SAT 10am–1pm July 11–Aug 29, 2015 Kit Adams** $260
SUN 10am–1pm July 12–Aug 30, 2015 Jennifer Hill $260

*=Limited to 10 students only.
**=Limited to 10 students only. Returning ClayWays 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 1-4pm July 6–Aug 24, 2015 Angela Rogers $260 Medium-fire c/6 electric only
TUE 1-4pm July 7–Aug 25, 2015 Jennifer Hill $260 High-fire c/10 gas only
TUE 6:30–9:30pm July 7–Aug 25, 2015 Angela Rogers $260 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.

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: 5/29/2015