Wheel 1.5: The Next Steps
Dates: January 12 - February 16, 2023
Meets: Th from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: 25 Sagamore Road Wheelthrowing
Student Fee: $235.00
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Building on the core skills introduced in Wheel I, the Wheel 1.5: The Next Steps strengthens the skills of wheel working while introducing the student to more forms and techniques on the potter's wheel. Decoration and glazing will be explored in greater detail, while the student gains greater confidence and control in their overall pottery making. Recommended for anyone who has taken Wheel 1 two times or more, and great stepping stone on to Wheel II: How to Make Better Pots.
Please read through these policies carefully on our website's policy page. Written notice of cancellations via email (to firstname.lastname@example.org) is required within specified cancellation windows detailed on our website.
IMPORTANT COVID Policy UPDATES. Please read carefully:
As of Monday, October 17, 2022, masks will be optional in our studio spaces. Everyone accessing the studio is asked to recognize and accept their role as part of a greater community effort that is required to help maintain the safety of all members by being proactive about health self-assessment, following studio guidelines, and participating fully in the support of sanitization efforts that are required to maintain a healthy work environment. Please be sure to read through the Worcester Center for Crafts' updated COVID policies on our COVID-19 Response Page (https://www.worcestercraftcenter.org/covid-19-response
Inclement Weather Policy
For information on the Craft Center's inclement weather cancellation policies, please visit our website's policy page. Students are encouraged to also check our homepage and our Facebook page for status updates and closure announcements.
Questions? Call us at 508.753.8183 X301
A Note to First Time Students:
Welcome to the Introduction to the Potter's Wheel class at the Worcester Center for Crafts. Please wear clothes you don't mind getting a little muddy…clay will wash off, but some clays tend to stain light colored fabrics.
- Bring and apron or a smock if you want.
- Please do not wear open toed shoes.
- If you have long hair, please wear a head band, or plan on tying it back when working on the potters wheel.
- Please read and follow all studio procedures given to you during the first class.
- Clay, glaze and firing cost are included in the price of 25lbs of clay and will cost $40.00 for 25 lbs. This may be
paid in cash or by check, bags of clay may be shared.
- Bring your pottery tools if you have some, or kits are available for ~$20.00 in the clay studio, or at retailers such
as CC Lowel or Michaels.
- If you have any old hand towels, bring a couple for drying your hands, as this will help us all be a little greener and not use paper towels.
- Have FUN!
Thanks and enjoy the class.
If your class is scheduled to occur in the evenings after 5PM or if you arrive on a weekend before 10AM, please enter the facilities through our rear, handicap-accessible Studio Entrance across from the Parking Lot. The front entrance and offices lock at 5PM. As you enter through the Studio Entrance, please take a right if you are looking for the Ceramics Studio. Please take a left if you are looking for the Metals Studio or the Multimedia Studio.
|Course Fee (Basic)||Student Fee||$ 235.00|
25 Sagamore Road Wheelthrowing
Lori MaderLori Mader Education
Artist in Residence, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, Maine July 2014
Beginning with a class at the University of South Carolina, Columbia in 1989, She continued her education in clay at UMASS-Amherst and attended clay classes and workshops at the Worcester Center for Crafts.
She's been an instructor at the Worcester Center for Crafts since 2004
participated in juried arts festivals throughout southern New England, New York and Pennsylvania since 2000
She currently owns and operates Cedar Swamp Pottery in Wilbraham, MA.
I hand make my work from porcelain and stoneware clay. They are fired in a wood burning kiln in 14 to 18 hour firings. The glazes used are modern adaptations of ancient Asian recipes of celadon, shino, and tenmoku iron glazes, safe for use with food and beverages. It is a quietly contemplative, multi-stage process inspired by history, hard work, and the beauty of nature.
Multiple WCC faculty exhibitions including WCC Bowl and Cup Shows
Paradise City Arts Festival, Northhampton, MA May 2013, October 2013.
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