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Throwing & Surface Design with Michelle, Tuesdays, 9/10 to 10/15, 6-9 pm (6 sessions)

Throwing & Surface Design with Michelle, Tuesdays, 9/10 to 10/15, 6-9 pm (6 sessions)

Join Michelle Crowe at Baker Creek Ceramics for this new class on Surface Design! This class is ideal for students who have had at least one previous throwing class and want to explore some surface options. You will learn how to throw pots and trim on the potter's wheel and then decorate your work with underglaze, underglaze transfers, inlay and slip carving. Finally, in week 6, you will learn how to glaze. Class will meet Tuesdays 6-9 pm for 6 sessions and 6-6:30 pm the following Tuesday to pick up your work. Clay is $30 per bag (25 pounds). You can purchase clay on-line or the first day of class. Bring your pottery tools, some plastic to cover your work in progress, a small hand towel, dress for mess and be ready for some fun! 

This is an intermediate class, one previous class is recommended, ages 16 and up. Class minimum 4/maximum 10 students.

Week 1: demo wedging, centering, cylinders

Week 2: demo trimming and bowls

Week 3: underglaze and underglaze transfers

Week 4: decorating with slip

Week 5: trim all work, add handles and final surface decorations and get ready fir bisque firing

Week 6: glaze

Week 7: Pick up work from 6-6:30 pm

Beginning 9/20 there will be make-up sessions/open studio for enrolled students Friday afternoons and Saturday morning. You will get a class syllabus before your class begins with details.

Class, Cancellation & Refund Policy

Withdrawals and refunds – If Baker Creek Ceramics cancels a class students will receive a full refund. Students who withdraw two weeks or more prior to the first day of class will receive a full refund less a $25.00 processing fee. Students who withdraw fewer than two weeks prior to a class will not receive a refund.

Missed Classes – There are no discounts, refunds or make up sessions for missed classes. In the fall and winter, there are usually some open studio hours available for students who miss a class, but check on your specific class. There is no instruction during the make-up sessions.

Class Cancellation – All classes not meeting the minimum enrollment of 4 students one week prior to the start date may be cancelled.  Baker Creek Ceramics will contact students in affected class and offer refunds or placement in an additional class.

Disruptive Behavior - Baker Creek has the right to remove a student from a class if the student's behavior is offensive or disruptive to the class. 

Enrolled Students Only - Class instruction is for students enrolled in the class ONLY, no guests. 

Final Fired Ceramic Work - Your pieces will be fired within two weeks of your final glazing class session. Students will receive a list of pick up dates and times. Any student work left more than 60 days will be donated to the Dead Pot Society.

If you have questions about our class policies, please call us at 360-393-5458 or email us at prior to registering.