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All Pottery courses and monitored Open Studio include 3 hours per week of wheel practice time. Clay and glazes are included in the class cost unless stated otherwise. There will be an additional firing fee of $2.50 per pound; pieces with dimensions between 12” to 15” will be $3 per pound. All glazeware greater than 15” will be $3.50 per pound. Tools are not supplied, but students may purchase a basic set of tools for under $18 at the first class.


Beginning and Intermediate Pottery
This class is for students with no previous experience or for those seeking further development of handbuilding, throwing and glazing skills. Interested students can also acquire a working knowledge of loading and firing kilns.
Instructor: Charles Jones
Tuesdays, 7 - 10pm, Mar 17 - Jun 2
12 sessions: $420; members: $378

Pottery: All Levels
The emphasis in this class will be on mastering the skills to make dishes for food. We will cover clay preparation, wheel-throwing, tools, trimming, pulling handles and glazing. Part of each class will be dedicated to demonstrations and exercises.
a Instructor: Louise Harter
   Wednesdays, 9:30am - 12:30pm, Mar 18 - Jun 3
   12 sessions: $420; members: $378
b Instructor: Louise Harter
   Wednesdays, 7 - 10pm, Mar 18 - Jun 3
   12 sessions: $420; members: $378

Making Functional Pots
Whether you throw pots on the wheel or are a handbuilder, are an intermediate or a beginner - as long as you are interested in making functional pots this is the class for you. Various techniques for making pots will be taught as well as considerations pertaining to each form. Students will learn how to modify forms to create pieces uniquely their own. Class format will consist of both demonstrations by the teacher and one-on-one time with each student. Surface treatments, including engobes, stains and glazes will also be covered.
Instructor: Alice Chittenden
Thursdays, 7 - 10pm, Mar 19 - Jun 4
12 sessions: $420; members: $378

Hand-Building with Clay
Discover the rich world of hand-building with clay. Learn all about coil-building, slab-rolling, textures and tools in this class for beginners and those with very little experience. From wedging to glazing, students will be taught at their individual levels of experience. Approached with enthusiasm for clay, this class will bring out the hidden artist in you!
Instructor: Violet Harlow
Mondays, 9:30am - 12:30pm, Mar 16 - Jun 1 (except May 25)
11 sessions: $385; members: $347

Techniques for Wheel Throwing
This course will focus on wheel throwing techniques for students new to clay and those with experience. Start by learning methods of wedging, centering, lifting and forming, in addition to practicing the best positions for negotiating a mass of clay on the wheel. Learn to consider glaze color prior to making an object. Demonstrations will cover the importance of trimming techniques and various forming processes. Open to all levels.
Instructor: Stephen Rodriguez
Tuesdays, 9am - 12pm, Mar 17 - Jun 2
12 sessions: $420; members: $378

Intermediate and Advanced Ceramics
This course expands upon basic hand-building and throwing skills by introducing more complex techniques and surface treatments. Opportunities exist for exploring new materials and processes while refining familiar skills, with emphasis on use of color in low-fire applications. The instructor will work one-on-one with students to help with designs, and through presentations and group discussion will provide the direction, feedback, and inspiration students need to develop better skills and understanding of pottery. Prerequisite: a basic knowledge and vocabulary of ceramic processes.
Instructor: Anita Griffith
Thursdays, 9am - 12pm, Mar 19 - Jun 4
12 sessions: $420; members: $378

Intermediate and Advanced Pottery
This course will focus on wheel-throwing techniques in stoneware. Lessons will cover both functional and decorative pottery forms. Students will also be instructed on how to manipulate high fire glazes to achieve a variety of results, including double glazing, wax resist and the application of dry wood ash on specific glazes.
Instructor: Stephen Rodriguez
Mondays, 7 - 10pm, Mar 16 - Jun 1 (except May 25)
11 sessions: $385; members: $347

Open Pottery Studio
This studio offers monitored sessions for those students who have worked at CAW for at least one term and who would like to work on their own. Includes 3 hours of weekly practice time on the wheel. Students must be approved by an instructor to enroll and must have adequate knowledge of the pottery studio.
Monitor: Studio Potters
Fridays, 7 - 10pm, Mar 20 - Jun 5
12 sessions: $349; members: $314





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Creative Arts Workshop   80 Audubon Street   New Haven, Connecticut 06510   p) 203.562.4927   f) 203.562.2329