Welcome to the intermediate pottery class! In this class, we will build on your foundational wheel throwing skills and introduce you to new techniques and forms.

We will begin by exploring throwing with larger amounts of clay, typically between 2-5lbs. This will require a different approach to centering and shaping the clay, and we will work on developing your skills in this area.

Next, we will move on to new forms, such as lidded jars and sets. These forms will require more complex techniques, including throwing and attaching lids, and creating matching sets with consistent sizes and shapes.

We will also introduce you to altering forms, which involves manipulating the clay on the wheel to create unique shapes and textures. This will open up new possibilities for your work and allow you to explore your creativity.

In addition to throwing techniques, we will also delve further into glazing techniques. You will learn how to apply glazes in layers, how to use different types of glazes, and how to achieve different effects through glazing techniques, such as sgraffito and wax resist.

Throughout the class, you will have the opportunity to practice your skills and experiment with different forms and techniques. You will also continue to learn about studio safety and proper equipment maintenance.

By the end of this class, you will have expanded your knowledge and skills in wheel throwing and glazing, and be able to create more complex and sophisticated pottery pieces.


Able to wedge, center 1.5 pounds, pull and trim.


  • Working with 2-5 pounds
  • New forms (plates, taller forms, and alter forms)
  • Glaze Techniques
  • Galleries and Lids
  • Sets
  • Design Techniques
  • Stylization
  • Clay choice based on project

Lab Hours

  • 4 Hours Weekly

Class Dates

Tuesday 6:30 – 9 pm

Thursday 6:30 – 9 pm

Winter 2024

  • January 9 – February 27
  • March 12 – April 30

Spring 2024

  • May 7 – June 25