The Boulder Potters’ Guild offers classes for all skill levels. This includes wheel thrown pottery, hand built sculpture and somtime masters' classes. Class sessions are offered three times a year and are taught by members. Teachers rotate to expose students to a variety of skills and styles. Each session includes classes for beginner, intermediate and advanced students and often classes includestudents of a variety of skill levels. Access to scheduled open lab sessions is included with class registration.
Beginning/intermediate adult classes focus on fundamentals of wheel thrown and hand built pottery. Students learn such skills as centering, throwing and trimming on the potter's wheel, as well as hand building techniques usually using high fire stoneware clay. Students also learn glazing and can be involved in the firing of their pots. Intermediate students (students with at least one previous class) expand and further develop skills they already have.
Intermediate/advanced students focus on refining skills, and depending upon the teacher’s expertise, may focus on a particular type of clay work such as hand building, sculpture, low fire clay, or porcelain. Masters; classes are for members and individuals who have a very high level of skill. These classes have a specific focus, depending on the instructor expertise. Master classes given in the past included porcelain slip casting, raku and glaze formulation.
From time to time, afternoon adult classes and summer childrens’ programs are offered. Check each session’s schedule for class offerings.
Classes are limited to 14 and must have at least 6 students. Classes with fewer than 6 registered students will be canceled two weeks prior to class start date.
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