ASHEBORO (July 21, 2017)
Randolph Community College’s Pottery Center has announced its fall 2017 classes.
“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, Aug. 22 through Dec. 14. 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 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 22 through Dec. 14. 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, Aug. 21 through Dec. 13. 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, as well as Raku and gas-fired pottery.
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.