Terravita Art League



Beginning and Intermediate Pottery - January



Class: Beginning and Intermediate Pottery - January

Instructor: Mike and Pat Markham

Medium: clay

Date(s): Friday, January 12, January 19, and January 26, 2024

Time: 9am - 4pm

Cost: $200.00


Class Description:

Beginners will be given instruction and opportunities to learn about the advantages and limitations of working with clay. They will learn the basic handbuilding techniques making pinch pots, coil creations, and slab forms. They will learn construction methods to form cylinders, bowls, boxes, flat and 3 dimensional pieces. All work will be bisque fired and students will then glaze and fire their work. Returning and more advanced students will be given individual instruction to help them expand and perfect their skills with clay. All students will be given opportunities and instruction on the potter's wheel, learning the techniques of centering, making cylinders and bowls.


Instructor Biography:

Mike Markham: BA art education, MFA sculpture, 3 dimensional design. Taught high school and university art classes. Self-employed custom furniture design. Sculptor creating non-objective, contemporary works. Nationwide exhibits.

Pat Markham: BS/MS elementary education. Taught 34 years elementary grades, 6 years adjunct university professor. 25 years experience with clay.



Full refund if cancelling 1 week before class, half refund before class, no refund once class begins.


Supply List:

All supplies included in this class.


Class Sizes:

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 11


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