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Introduction to Pottery

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Dive into the art of pottery as you make your first clay mug.

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What You Get

  • 13 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including a printable supply list
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers from fellow classmates in our virtual classroom

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Make your own decorative mug as you learn pottery throwing basics. Master potter Sarah Wolf shows you how from start to finish in this beginner’s class.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Clay & Cones
Discover how to prepare your clay and about the different kinds available. You'll also get a basic understanding of cones, a measurement of heat being absorbed in the kiln.
2. Inspiration
3. Space & Tools
4. Transformation
5. Centering
6. Opening & Pulling
7. Troubleshooting & Final Touches
8. Connection & Community
9. Trimming & Surface Texture
10. Useful & Beautiful
11. Handles
12. An Artist's Daughter
13. Glazing

Recommended with this class

  • Sarah recommends watching the first lessons before investing in tools and materials
  • Clay and glaze
  • Cutting and sculpting tools

Taught by

Sarah  Wolf
Sarah Wolf
Oregon native Sarah Wolf is a ceramic artist and founder of Wolf Ceramics, where she sells an array of hand-thrown home goods. Sarah earned a post-baccalaureate certificate in ceramics at Oregon College of Art and Craft. Her business is built on a foundation that values the hard work of its craftspeople, the quality of its products and the ongoing relationships with its customers and community.

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