Mud, Sweat & Tears Pottery

Intermediate Wheel Class

Now that you’re well on your way to become a professional potter it’s time to get down to some more complex techniques and projects. It’s only a matter of time until we see you at a local craft fair!

Intermediate Syllabus:
Candlesticks, Goblets thrown off the hump and Teapots
Sets of 3 or more, Nesting Bowls, 7lb Cookie Jar and Large Platter.


10 weeks     $410* (can be split in two payments, due weeks 1 and 4)
($100 deposit required when registering)
The deposit is not refundable or transferable.


Intermediate Wheel (Mixed Levels)
Wednesdays 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM


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

In the Intermediate Wheel class, you’ll work on projects like candlesticks, which utilize a technique called “collaring”, whereby clay that has been lifted and opened is narrowed back in. This technique can be also be used to narrow the neck of a vase or in the hands of an experienced potter, can effectively “re-center” a pot that’s been knocked off center.

A favorite of many potters, the teapot, is also explored in the intermediate class. This complex project challenges the potter with the combination of several previously taught techniques such as, flanges and lids, creating a squat form with shoulders and pulling handles. Spouts, proper balance and engineering your teapot are covered in this class.

Then we’ll move onto “Throwing off the hump”, an advanced method of creating multiple pieces or sets of a similar size object without having to reset and clean your wheel head between each piece. This method is a great way to gain speed in your throwing process.

You’ll also learn to make a set of nesting bowls and the best practices for creating multiple objects with identical size and features, and then you’ll finish out the term by creating a 7 lb. cookie jar and an 8 lb. platter.

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