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Terracotta Pullman

Beginner Wheel Orientation Classes

Beginner Wheel Orientation Classes

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These 2-hour classes are for folks (ages 12 and up only, please) who are new to potter's wheels, with up to five students  per class (Pullman) or three students per class (Moscow). Each student will have their own pottery wheel, and will learn basic skills such as how to wedge (prepare) the clay, center the clay on the wheel, and form a bowl. Students will also learn about the different tools available to help, and how to set up and clean the wheel (a community expectation for all studio users).

Starting April 15, 2024 and until the end of Downtown Pullman construction (November 2024) Pottery made in this workshop will be trimmed by studio staff. Student (you :) ) are not expected or required to return to trim their work from orientation.

Once a student has completed a basic orientation workshop, they are cleared to start participating in Studio Wheel Hours. Practice is highly recommended for beginners to build their muscles and skill to learn how to throw different objects such as mugs, vases, candle holders, plates, and more. Participants in wheel hours are expected to trim their pottery, and will receive some assistance from staff when they return to do so during open hours. 

Classes are scheduled for 90 minutes of instruction, and students should plan on about 30 minutes for setup and clean up, for a total of two hours.

Please be prompt: Due to the small size and shared community nature of our studio, we are unable to hold onto unclaimed work.

Pottery that is untrimmed by the following Wednesday is recycled

Pottery which is unglazed after four weeks (after creation or after glazing) becomes the property of the studio.

Unclaimed pottery may be given away, sold, or donated at the discretion of the owner of the studio. So far in 2023, we have raised more than 500lbs in canned food donations for the Communication Action Center through this exact process. If you would like to adopt unclaimed pottery, you can do so by booking a seat for Pottery Painting 

Please be prompt when trimming, glazing and picking up your work so that we can continue to offer maximum access at minimal cost for our community, thank you!

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