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Early Spring 2015 Class Schedule

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

Early Spring 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

DAY DATES TIME TEACHER COST
SUN Jan 25 5–7:30pm Jennifer Hill $45
FRI Jan 30 6:30–9pm Patty Creamer $45
SAT Jan 31 5–7:30pm Jennifer Hill $45
SUN Feb 1 5–7:30pm Jennifer Hill $45
SAT Feb 7 5–7:30pm Patty Creamer $45
SUN Feb 8 5–7:30pm Patty Creamer $45
SAT Feb 14 5–7:30pm Jennifer Hill $45
SUN Feb 15 5–7:30pm Jennifer Hill $45
SAT Feb 21 5–7:30pm Jennifer Hill $45
SUN Feb 22 5–7:30pm Jennifer Hill $45
SAT Feb 28 5–7:30pm Patty Creamer $45
SUN Mar 1 5–7:30pm Patty Creamer $45
SUN Mar 8 5–7:30pm Jennifer Hill $45
SAT Mar 14 5–7:30pm Jennifer Hill $45
SAT Mar 21 5–7:30pm Patty Creamer $45
SUN Mar 22 5–7:30pm Patty Creamer $45
SAT Mar 28 5–7:30pm Jennifer Hill $45
SUN Mar 29 5–7:30pm Jennifer Hill $45
SAT Apr 11 5–7:30pm Jennifer Hill $45
SUN Apr 12 5–7:30pm Jennifer Hill $45
SAT Apr 18 5–7:30pm Patty Creamer $45
SUN Apr 19 5–7:30pm Patty Creamer $45
SAT Apr 25 5–7:30pm Patty Creamer $45
SUN Apr 26 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.

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 Mar 2–Apr 20, 2015 Patty Creamer $260
TUE 6:30–9:30pm Mar 3–Apr 21, 2015 Patty Creamer $260
WED 10am–1pm Mar 4–Apr 22, 2015 Jennifer Hill $260
WED 6:30–9:30pm Mar 4–Apr 22, 2015 Ed Triece $260
THUR 10am–1pm Mar 5–Apr 23, 2015 Kit Adams $260
THUR 6:30–9:30pm Mar 5–Apr 23, 2015 Don Brimberry $260
SAT 10am–1pm Mar 14–Apr 25, 2015 Kit Adams* $228
SUN 10am–1pm Mar 8–Apr 26, 2015 Linda Mosley $260

*=Seven weeks and 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.

DAY TIME DATES INSTRUCTOR COST NOTE
MON 10am–1pm Mar 2–Apr 20, 2015 Angela Rogers $260 Strictly Low-fire c/06 electric only
MON 6:30pm–9:30pm Mar 2–Apr 20, 2015 Cindy Haenel $260 Strictly Low-fire c/06 electric only
TUE 6:30pm–9:30pm Mar 3–Apr 21, 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. 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



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ClayWays Pottery Studio & Gallery
5442 Burnet Road, Austin, Texas 78756-1602
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Last Updated: 1/24/2015