Summer Pottery Classes Begin in May at RCC

ASHEBORO (April 27, 2018)

Summer pottery classes will begin in May at Randolph Community College’s Asheboro Campus.

“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 17 through Aug. 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, May 17 through Aug. 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 students with knowledge and skills required to start their own pottery businesses 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 16 through Aug. 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 pottery class is $255.55, which includes insurance. The Pottery Center is located on the Asheboro Campus at 629 Industrial Park Avenue.

For more information or to preregister for any of these courses, call RCC at 336-633-0268.