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Wheel 1.5: The Next Steps

Dates:March 1 - April 5, 2024
Meets:F from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location:25 Sagamore Road Wheelthrowing
Cost: $235.00

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.



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.









 



Cancellation Policies



Please read through these policies carefully on our website's policy page.  Written notice of cancellations via email (to wccregistration@worcester.edu) is required within specified cancellation windows detailed on our website.



COVID Policies


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



 




 




 

Notes:

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 ~$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.
Fee: $235.00
Hours:18.00
CEUs:18.00

25 Sagamore Road Wheelthrowing

Tom O'Malley

Tom O'Malley began studying ceramics in high school and received his BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 1985. He received his MFA, with honors, from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1994. O'Malley has exhibited nationally and internationally, winning numerous awards. He received an LCC Grant in 1998 and his pottery was the recipient of the People's Choice Award at the 2002 Strictly Functional Pottery National.

His work has appeared in a number of publications, including Lark Books 500 Tiles, and is slated to appear in the forthcoming publication 21st Century Ceramics. He has taught at RISD, Rhode Island College, Becker College, Worcester State University and the Worcester Center for Crafts, and has presented a variety of workshops and lectures throughout New England. He has been a board member of The Studio Potter since 2005 and currently is the Studio Liaison and Program Director of the Worcester Center for Crafts.

View Tom's Latest Work and Profile: Tom O'Malley Ceramics

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03/01/2024Friday10 AM to 1 PM 25 Sagamore Road Wheelthrowing
03/08/2024Friday10 AM to 1 PM 25 Sagamore Road Wheelthrowing
03/15/2024Friday10 AM to 1 PM 25 Sagamore Road Wheelthrowing
03/22/2024Friday10 AM to 1 PM 25 Sagamore Road Wheelthrowing
03/29/2024Friday10 AM to 1 PM 25 Sagamore Road Wheelthrowing
04/05/2024Friday10 AM to 1 PM 25 Sagamore Road Wheelthrowing