Raku and Gas-Fired Pottery Class Added to Lineup at the RCC Pottery Center; Begins May 22

ASHEBORO (April 26, 2017)

Randolph Community College’s Pottery Center has added a new class to its slate of spring/summer offerings.

“Mystifying Beauty: Raku and Gas-Fired Pottery” will meet from 1-5 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, May 22 through Aug. 21. This pottery class will test the limits of the art and craft of pottery. Whether you want the instant gratification and amazing color of Raku or the special colors and durability available through gas-fired pieces, this class will teach you those wonders. This course is designed for individuals that have completed Pottery for Beginners or already have a basic understanding and experience in pottery.

“Pottery I: Basics for Beginners,” which is designed to provide the student with a well-rounded understanding of the pottery-making process from start to finish, will meet from 5:30-9 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 16-Aug. 10. Upon completion of the program, the student will possess a skill set necessary to work successfully in clay. Topics covered will include using the wheel, forming, firing, and applying glaze.

“Advanced Pottery” is scheduled for 1-5 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 16-Aug. 10. This course is designed for individuals who have completed Pottery for Beginners or already have a basic understanding and experience in pottery. The course provides the student with knowledge and skills required to start their own business as a potter or to work for a pottery business. Students will work on designing bowls, vases, and lidded jars. Students will become more familiar with using the kiln and finishing techniques. Students will also develop and explore their own personal design aesthetic.

“Pottery Studio Lab” will be offered from 5:30-9 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, May 17-Aug. 14. This course is designed for individuals who have completed Pottery I and/or II, or are currently taking a pottery class. It will provide students with hands-on instruction that will support and continue to build their skills as potters. Demonstrations will be given to discuss new techniques and to enhance skill building. Special focus will be placed on creative expression and design methods.

The cost for each class is $255.55, which includes insurance. For more information or to preregister, call RCC at 336-633-0268. The Pottery Center is located on the Asheboro Campus at 629 Industrial Park Avenue.