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 August 21, 2013)
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 2013:
Week of January 7, . 8-week session, cost $180
Week of March 4, 8-week session, cost $180
Week of April 29, 8-week session, cost $180
Week of July 8 6-week session, cost $140
Week of August 19 8-week session, cost $180
Week of October 14, 8-week session, cost $180
We can arrange a private pottery class. Call for details.
Sculpture classes – figurative sculpture, instructor – Chase Winfield
$35 per class, plus clay, usually mornings, by appointment only
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.
Summer short classes August 2013 at Carolina Clay Connection:
your hand at glass fusing. Up to 5 small
jewelry items will be made. Includes
glass and firing.
Thursday, August 1 Time: 2:00-4:00 or 6:00-8:00 Cost: $45 (includes materials and firing
Day- Make something
whimsical!!! A clay play day designed for you to go a
little crazy and try something new.
Unleash your creativity! Clay and
underglazes will be provided, or you can bring some of your own bisque ware to
try some new funky design work. Bring
your own lunch or go to a local restaurant. Bring your own tools and brushes.
Sunday, August 4 Time: 11:00- 4:00 Cost: $25
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.
Tuesday, August 6 Time:
2:00-4:00 or 6:00-8:00 Cost: $25
how to make baskets using long leaf pine needles. OK, so this isn’t clay, but a
potter is teaching it! Try your hand at something different. All materials provided. Take home a unique
Thursday, August 8 Time: 2:00 – 4:00 Cost
To register, call Carolina Clay
October 18-20, 2013- Sculpture Workshop!
Dates for 2014 not announced yet.
Spend a wonderful, cool weekend in the North Carolina mountains experiencing our annual sculpture retreat. Wildacres is a fantastic artist and writers retreat located near Little Switzerland. The workshop includes lodging, all meals, and expert instruction featuring sculptor Chase Winfield, and assisted by Jinny Hargrave. Figurative or abstract sculpture can be explored. Space is limited to the first ten participants. Cost is $225 which is inclusive of lodging, meals and the workshop, except clay. Clay can be purchased at the workshop or you can bring your own. Bring your ideas, sketches, and clay tools. Come and create with us! To check out Wildacres go to www.wildacres.org.
To register, call Jinny Hargrave at Carolina Clay Connection, 704/376-7221.