Wheel Throwing & Handbuilding Classes

Learn the basics of wheel throwing and handbuilding, and for the non-beginners how to take their skills to the next level. Kathryn and all studio instructors focus on teaching how to throw mugs, bowls, plates and other functional pieces on the wheel and handbuilt.

In addition to Kathryn, Master Potter Andrew Quient teaches adult wheel throwing.  New to the studio but not new to pottery are professional potters and certified teachers Liz Fieldsteel and Nic Tuff. CyclePottery trained instructor Jocelyn Gozdowski continues to assist in the kids, teen and adult classes and well as teaching her own sculpting class for teens/adults.  All are available to teach private lessons and workshops at different hourly rates.  Please email Liz at CyclePottery01062@gmail.com for more details.

Classes are limited to 8 students

NEW Class! added with Nic Tuff! Begins Jan 24th!

NEW Sampler Classes! For Parent/Child and Adults!

NEXT 6 week session of  Winter/Spring Classes begin the week of February 26th, 2018!  Waitlist registration is open for all classes and 2 weeks prior to class you will be notified if you have a spot.

Wednesday Kids Ages 7+ Introduction to Handbuilding & Sculpting with Instructor Nic Tuff

In this class, designed for ages 7-12, the student will be guided through exercises to deepen the student’s relationship with this earthen material and artistic medium. The concentration will be on the experiential aspects rather than being product driven. This is an excellent class as an introduction to the medium and to hand-building or for those who want to discover clay in a new way. The class is designed to instill knowledge of the medium so that it builds knowledge that becomes innate and translates to other aspects of the potter’s experience. By the end of the course, the student should be familiar with the repertoire of hand-building techniques from primitive pottery skills such as coiled pottery to building out of slabs to basic sculpting techniques, and will have a chance to produce some finished work.

10:30am-12pm, 8 classes beginning January 24th, skipping February 21st.

6 kids max

$200

Click HERE to Register!

Monday Adult Wheel Throwing with Andrew Quient *Waitlist Registration

Beginners-Intermediates

10:00 am -12:30 pm, Begins February 26th, for 6 weeks

$290 with open studio time on Sunday 10am-noon (other times can be arranged).
$260 Without extra studio time

*Includes a $50 materials fee (25 lb bag of clay, glazes, firings)

Click HERE to Register!

Monday Teen (Ages 11+) Wheel Throwing with Kathryn Roszko *Waitlist Registration

Beginner-Intermediate.  30 minutes longer than the younger class to give more time to practicing their skills.

Begins February 26th

3:30-5:30pm, $210

Click HERE to Register!

 

Monday Evening Adult Sculpting with Jocelyn Gozdowski *Waitlist Registration

Beginner-Intermediate

Begins February 26th

6:30pm-8:30pm. 6 weeks.

Through the course of 6 weeks students will learn basic sculpture techniques. The human figure will be used as inspiration and students will create a ceramic bust, smaller figurines and a project of their choice. Mirrors as well as images on the human figure will be provided. For further inspiration we can observe fellow classmates. Bringing images you would like to work from is also welcome.

$206 with extra studio time on Sundays 10am-2pm.
$176 without extra studio time.
(Tuition includes a $50 materials fee for a 25lb. bag of Sheffield Pottery Cone 6 white stoneware, glazes, and firings).
All tools and aprons provided.

Click HERE to Register!

Tuesday Kids Ages 7+ Wheel Throwing & Handbuilding Class with Instructor Liz Fieldsteel *Waitlist Registration

4-5:30pm, $150, begins February 27th

6 kids max

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Tuesday Night Adult Wheel Throwing Class with Instructor Liz Fieldsteel *Waitlist Registration

6:30-8:30pm, beings February 27th

$240 with studio time on Sundays 10am-4pm (other times can be arranged)
$210 without extra studio time

*Includes $50 materials fee

Click HERE to Register!

Wednesday Night Adult Wheel Throwing with Andrew Quient *Waitlist Registration

Beginners-Intermediates

7-9:30pm, Begins February 28th, for 6 weeks

$290 with open studio time on Sunday 10am-noon (other times can be arranged).
$260 Without extra studio time

*Includes a $50 materials fee (25 lb bag of clay, glazes, firings)

Click HERE to Register!

Thursday Kids Ages 7+ Wheel Throwing & Handbuilding Class with Instructor Liz Fieldsteel *Waitlist Registration

4-5:30pm, $150 Assisted by CyclePottery Instructor Jocelyn Gozdowski, begins March 1st.

Click HERE to Register!

Friday Adult Wheel Throwing with Kathryn *Waitlist Registration

10am-12:30pm, begins March 2nd.

$290 with open studio time on Sunday 10am-noon (other times can be arranged).
$260 Without extra studio time

*Includes a $50 materials fee (25 lb bag of clay, glazes, firings)

Click HERE to Register!

Saturday Lil’ Cycle Sampler!

Join your 4-12 year old for a chance to hand-build and experience the wheel. Instructors will plan new projects each time so each child can handbuild their own treasure!

Select Saturdays: 1-2:30 to create a hand built piece with your child and try out the pottery wheel!

Registration is Open for January 27th & February 10th

$45/per 1parent 1 child group which includes 1 finished piece which will be ready for pick up approximately 2-3 weeks later.

Additional Adults or Children $15 each. + $5 per extra finished pot.

Adult Cycle Sampler!

Adults and Teens ages 13 and up can try out a wheel throwing class with other folks eager to try their hand at the wheel. From there you can decide if you want to sign up for more pottery creating opportunities. $35/per person $5 for any piece you want completed. Registration is Open for this Friday January 19th from 7-9pm or Saturday February 3rd from 5-7pm!

Testimonials:

“My daughter had such a fun week with you – she can’t wait to come back to the studio next week! At dinner on Wednesday evening she said, ‘I am so happy I have pottery tomorrow. Kathryn is an amazing teacher mom and fun too.’ She has been asking to do some pottery for over a year now – so thank you!”

“My son came home on Tuesday as about the happiest I’ve ever seen him. Her rarely says “I had a GREAT day” when I ask…but he did then. He mentioned that he threw his first plate, which he was excited about, and then talked about his hand-building. Of course, I can’t remember the elaborate details he went through!”

“I wanted to let you know how much Nathaniel is enjoying pottery. We were unsure what he would think about it but he counts the days until his next class. He is already asking to take more classes with you.”

“Congratulations on your new place and expanding program. But what really matters, at least for us, is your wonderful teaching, care and concern for your students. Thanks again.”

TEACH YOUR OWN CLASS!

CyclePottery is fortunate to have several talented and expert potters working on their own professional work in addition to teaching workshops and classes and open studio demonstrations.

Kathryn welcomes other artists to use her studio for teaching their own classes, whether it be a series of classes or just a one day workshop.  Each instructor will negotiate and contract an hourly pay with Kathryn.

Registration, Payment Options and Cancellation Policy:

Please click the links above to register for classes. Payment must be made IN FULL prior to the class to secure enrollment.

413.219.9594  *  Kathryn@CyclePottery.com

Payment Methods:

  • PayPal: paypal@cyclepottery.com
  • Check payable to: CyclePottery, 42 Maple St., Florence, MA 01062
  • Credit Card: over the phone or in the studio.

Cancellation Policy:

For Classes:  Full refund of tuition if cancel within notice 2 weeks before the start of class. Within 2 weeks of class, a 50% refund will be given.

For Private lessons and workshops: cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund.

Full refund will be made if class is cancelled due to low enrollment.

Missed Classes:

No make-up classes due to illness. Although a student may make-up a missed class in another class if there’s space. Classes cancelled due to the instructor or weather will be made up.