Mud, Sweat & Tears Pottery

Advanced Beginner Wheel Class

Welcome back returning students. Now that you’ve had some practice in centering and throwing on the wheel, it’s time to expand on your experiences.

Continue to build wheel skills, with larger amounts of clay and more complicated shapes and forms with decorate your work with advanced glazing techniques.

Week one starts with a cylinder drill to refresh your memory from last term. Don’t worry; it will all come back to you as soon as you put your hands on the clay! You’ll progress toward centering and working with larger amounts of clay, building toward a 5 lb pasta bowl.

In week 4 you will learn to create flanges and pots with lids. You will be able to use this technique to create everything from a casserole dish to sugar bowls and cookie jars.  Most important to this technique is the ability to match the size and shape of your pot with a lid. We will show you tried and true ways to get all your lids to fit your pots.

Advanced glazing techniques will be covered and toward the end of the term, we will introduce projects that will become the building blocks for projects in the intermediate term, i.e.: the squat vase with a shoulder, which in a later course will become the starting point for making teapots.


10 weeks – $410 ($100 deposit required when registering)
The deposit is not refundable or transferable.


Advanced Beginner Wheel
Mondays 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM


To register over the phone, please call us: (212) 974 – 9121

Adv. Beginner Class Curriculum

Week Project
1 cylinder drill – 2, 2.5, 3 lbs
2 plates – 4-5 lbs
3 bowls – 4 lbs
4 casseroles – 3/5 or 2/4 lbs
5 casseroles
(knobs/handles) & glazing
6 pasta bowls – 5 lbs
7 mirror frames – 3 lbs
8 vase – 4 lbs
shoulders & neck, begin collaring
9 vase – 4 lbs (cont.)
squat, shoulders (teapot form)
10 party, projects completed


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