Introduction to Wheel Throwing (All Levels Welcome) (Tuesdays)

with Charlotte Middleton


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January 11, 2022 - February 15, 2022

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Each Day

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$20, Payable to the Floyd Center for the Arts at the Beginning of the Class

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Class Description

In this course we will explore the functional ceramic object and discuss; What makes a handmade mug more comfortable than an industrial mug? What are the parameters of a functional serving bowl? How does a foot or rim influence the feeling or longevity of a form?

We will gather once a week to learn and hone throwing skills as well as consider the nuances of a handmade object. There will be occasional studio hours and make-up dates if weather keeps us away from our wheels. Each class will start with a demonstration and then the rest of our time will be dedicated to assisting students. At the end of the six weeks we will glaze and fire the work.

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Materials List

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Minimum Age

18 and older, exceptions with special permission

About the Instructor

Charlotte Middleton is currently a functional potter exploring clay as the substance that both contains and reveals our human history. Charlotte graduated from Wheaton College in 2018 with a bachelor's in Sculpture, and since then she has taught pottery classes to adults and is currently completing a two year apprenticeship with Ellen Shankin. Charlotte is interested in functional pottery primarily as a way of connecting us through touch and trust. By making objects for use by hand, her intention is for these thoughtful forms to enhance daily life and ritual. Charlotte's pottery can be found in New Leaf Gallery and Bell Gallery in Floyd, VA.

Class Registration and Cancellation Policy

Advance Registration Required.

Registration: Class registrations are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cancellation/Refund: The Floyd Center for the Arts will conduct classes for which an adequate number of students are registered. Class status is determined 1 week before the first date of the class, unless otherwise noted. Acceptance of payment does not guarantee that a class will run. If the Center must cancel a scheduled class, students who registered for such classes will be given the opportunity to transfer their payments to another course or receive a full refund of their tuition payment.

Student Withdrawals: Students withdrawing from a class before the cancellation period has ended, (one week prior to the start of class, unless otherwise noted) can receive a full refund or may transfer their payments to another class of their choice. Students who withdraw after the cancellation period has closed or after class has started, will not receive a refund.