Fun at the wheel
Fun at the wheel

Pottery Classes at Carolina Clay Connection

Learn to throw on the potter's wheel. All levels, beginner through advanced. Instructor - Leon Nichols, master potter. Most sessions are 8-weeks, summer session is 6-weeks.
The Wednesday morning class includes some handbuilding.
Pick a time that suits you:

Monday evening:      6:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Instructor, Leon Nichols
Tuesday morning:         10:00 am - 12:30 pm - Instructor, Durleen Odom
(beginner class)
Tuesday evening:      6:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Instructor, Leon Nichols
Wednesday morning*:  10:00 am - 12:30 pm - Instructor, Jinny Hargrave
 
 * (This class not held in the summer, will resume mid August)
Wednesday evening: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Instructor, Leon Nichols
Thursday evening:
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Instructor, Leon Nichols
Friday morning:  10:00 am - 12:30 pm - Instructor, Leon Nichols

Pottery Classes 2014:

Week of January 13, .  8-week session, cost $180 
Week of March 10,   8-week session, cost $180
Week of May 5,   8-week session, cost $180
Week of July 7   6-week session, cost $140
Week of August 18   8-week session, cost $180
Week of October 13,  8-week session, cost $180

We can arrange a private pottery class. Call for details.

Sculpture classes – figurative sculpture, instructor – Chase Winfield
$60, private class, usually mornings, by appointment only
$40 each for two person class.
Classes are very small, call first to reserve space.

Beginners are welcome. Call to register, as class size is limited and priority is given to currently enrolled students.
Please note that due to heavy demand, we usually have a waiting list so put your name on it several months prior to the class. Class includes firing of class work and house glazes.
Dress for mess! Wear clay clothes, bring an old towel, a large sponge for clean-up, and a small bucket. You will need a basic pottery tool kit, available to our students at a discount. To register, call, come in, or fax registration. 

We are located in the South End area, just south of downtown Charlotte, near Dilworth.
(From South Blvd, turn west onto Tremont Ave, go over light rail tracks, take first left on Hawkins St, we are the third building on the right.)  Call 704/376-7221 to register.

 
Short Classes 2014

Summer short classes  2014 at Carolina Clay Connection:

(not scheduled yet, but call if interested)

 

Glass Fusing--Try your hand at glass fusing.  Up to 5 small jewelry items will be made.  Includes glass and firing.     No dates set yet. 


 

Tile Making--Learn how to make custom tiles. Sculpting, carving, and various surface designs will be explored. Included is a discussion of drying and firing to minimize warping.  Includes  materials.  Bring your pottery tools.


 

If interested, call Carolina Clay Connection, 704/376-7331



 
2014 Workshops


May 2-4, 2014  Raku Workshop at Wildacres!

We will be having a Raku Retreat/Workshop at Wildacres on Friday May 2, through Sunday May 4. Wildacres is an artist and writer's retreat located in the scenic North Carolina mountains near Little Switzerland.  To check out Wildacres go to www.wildacres.org.
To participate in the workshop we suggest you bring 10 -12 bisque fired pots (raku clay only, other kinds crack during firing). Jinny Hagrave will be leading the workshop. Glazing will be done Friday night, Firing on Saturday and Sunday, rain or shine (They have a ventilated, covered area for raku). We will finish around noon on Sunday.
Cost is $250 for the weekend, and includes lodging, all meals and the workshop!
To register and for further details, call Jinny Hargrave at Carolina Clay Connection, 704/376-7221.

Sundays in June, 2014.  
Sculpture Workshop with Peter Rubino
at Carolina Clay Connection in Charlotte NC !
Contemporary figurative sculpture will be explored with well known sculptor Peter Rubino who has recently moved to Charlotte.  We will meet every Sunday in June from 1:00-4:00.  Planning to have a live model. This will be an exciting opportunity to work with clay in a three dimensional format.
For details, call Jinny Hargrave at Carolina Clay Connection, 704/376-7221.
Cost is $150 for all five classes, beginning June  1.
Held at CCC, 2132 Hawkins Street, Charlotte NC 28203  in Southend.
 




 
 
 




2132 Hawkins Street Charlotte, NC 28203
704.376.7221
CarolinaClay@aol.com

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