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wheel throwing 101
instructed by amy smoot

In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of creating pottery on the wheel!

 

Taught by Amy Smoot, this workshop will walk participants through the basics of prepping clay, throwing their piece, and finishing their work. This multi-day workshop is offered at two different times, our "Night Class," and our "Saturday Class."

NIGHT CLASS (3 DAYS, 6-8 PM):

In our night class, days 1 and 2 will be spent throwing on the wheel, and day 3 will be spent glazing.

Clay and glazes are included, and instructor will supply tools.

There is no minimum for this class, but there is a maximum of 4 participants per session. No refunds will be given once registration closes.

 

SATURDAY CLASS (STARTING 2024 - 2 DAYS; varying times) :

If you choose our Saturday class, you will have 4 hours of work time on day 1, with a 30 minute break after 2 hours. The second day is a 2 hour glaze day.  

Clay and glazes are included, and instructor will supply tools.

There is no minimum for this class, but there is a maximum of 4 participants per session. 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 asmoot@kentuck.org with any questions.

Kentuck workshops are non-refundable after the registration closes. If you would like to cancel before the deadline passes, please email mbell@kentuck.org 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.

details:

Age Range: 18+

Tuition: $200All supplies will be included

Night Dates: Vary by month. See below.

2024 Night Class Dates:

  • June 20, 21, & 28; 6-8 PM

  • July 17, 18, & 25; 6-8 PM

2024 Saturday Class Dates: Vary by month.

Day 1 is from 10 am-2:30 pm, and day 2 is from 10 am-12 pm.

  • Future Dates TBA

Location: 

 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.

Meet the Instructor

Amy Smoot

Amy Smoot 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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