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wheel throwing
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. 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. All experience levels welcome!


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.


Each session will consist of three days. Your registration covers only one session.  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+

Dates: Vary by month. See below for upcoming sessions

May 2023:

Session A: Registration Closed

Session B: Registration Closed

June 2023: 

Registration Closed

July 2023:

Registration Closed

More Dates Coming Soon

Times: 6:30-8:30 PM all sessions

Location: The Clay Place 

Tuition: $200 per sessionAll supplies will be included

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This workshop is sponsored in part by the Alabama State Council on the Arts.

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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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