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wheel throwing:
crash course 

instructed by amy smoot

In this one-day workshop, students will get a taste of throwing pottery on the wheel during this 2 and a half hour class!


From centering clay to pulling and shaping pots, this course will go over the beginning techniques necessary to create small bowls and cups. Students will receive 6 pounds of clay and can expect to create 2-4 pieces. Once students are finished creating on the wheel, they will have the option of decorating their pots with colored clay slips. The instructor will fire and clear glaze all work to be picked up at a later date.


Materials and tools are included. All experience levels are welcome! There is no minimum for this class, maximum is 6 students. No refunds will be given once registration closes.

Dates vary by month--see the details section for upcoming classes. 

Please email Amy Smoot, Clay Studio Manager, at with any questions.

Kentuck workshops are non-refundable after the registration closes. If you would like to cancel before the deadline passes, please email or call 205-758-1257. If the class does not meet the minimum by the registration deadline and the workshop is cancelled, all participants will be refunded their registration fees.


Age Range: 18+

Tuition: $100/2.5 hour classAll supplies will be included

Dates & Times:

  • April 13, 2024; 9:30 AM-12 PM

  • April 13, 2024; 2-4:30 PM


 Kentuck's Clay Studio (2014 5th Street)

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This workshop is sponsored in part by the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the Holle Family Foundation. 

meet the instructor

Amy Smoot

Amy Smoot, Kentuck's Clay Studio Manager,  is from Carrollton, GA and currently resides in Tuscaloosa, AL. She received her BFA in ceramics from the University of West Georgia in 2015. While there, she was studio technician and research assistant in the ceramics area. In 2019 she received her MFA from The University of Alabama where she first began teaching ceramics as a graduate assistant. Her practice consists of all types of ceramics techniques including mold-making, slip-casting, hand building, and wheel thrown pottery.  

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