Learn the fundamentals of clay working in this fun hands on class that will stress core principles of both wheel throwing and hand building with clay. The curriculum is designed for the true beginner, as the faculty will guide you through forming to decorating and firing of your first pots and sculptures, while learning the ins and outs of the studio. Designed for students who are truly new to clay, we recommend students take this class for a maximum of two sessions, then transition into one of our other offerings. A true beginning class, experienced students should not register.
Please read through these policies carefully on our website's policy page. Written notice of cancellations via email (to email@example.com) 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 $45.00 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 ~$23.00 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.
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.