Fun at the wheel
Fun at the wheel

Italy 2015:

Handbuilding Workshop at LaMeridiana in Tuscany
April 26 - May 9, 2015
Organic forms in clay, using nature as inspiration
Enjoy being in Tuscany. Sightseeing to neighboring cities and towns including Florence and Siena. For details, call Jinny Hargrave 704-376-7221

Sculpture Workshop with Peter Rubino
Sundays from 1:00 - 4:00
February 15 for five Sundays
Call for details, 704-376-7221

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 2015:

Week of January 12, .  8-week session, cost $180 
Week of March 9,   8-week session, cost $180
Week of May 4,   8-week session, cost $180
Week of July 6   6-week session, cost $140
Week of August 17   8-week session, cost $180
Week of October 12,  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.

2015 Wildacres Weekend Workshops

Dates to be announced. - Wildacres Sculpture Workshop!

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 $260 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
To register, call Jinny Hargrave at Carolina Clay Connection, 704/376-7221.

2132 Hawkins Street Charlotte, NC 28203

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