Wheel Throwing - Intermediate to Advanced

Instructor: Whitney Smith

Tuesdays 7pm10pm

Intermediate/Advanced level

Push your ceramic skills to the next level in this intermediate to advanced wheel throwing class with Whitney Smith. 

With a long background in production pottery, Whitney will be sharing her techniques for efficient and focused throwing for consistent results, as well as the importance of design and function for successful pots. Learn how to capture your design ideas on paper and then execute them on the wheel, while refining your approach, building skills, and challenging yourself to throw bigger and taller pots!  Students will also begin work on component making such as lids, spouts, and handles, and learning how to make matching sets and nesting bowls. 

The class will continue to expand students’ understanding of different clay bodies and glazes, and will dive into the fun and diverse world of surface design.

Whitney Smith has been working in ceramics since her first clay-throwing class in 1994 at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz. While she went on to obtain a degree in Anthropology from the University of California in Santa Cruz, her intense interest and love of pottery led her to open her own studio in 2000 in the San Francisco Bay Area and pursue a career in ceramic art. She has worked full-time in pottery since then, selling her work to people around the world and showing across the United States. She loves sharing knowledge with other clay lovers, and has taught a variety of workshops covering everything from surface design to marketing.

NOTE: This is NOT a beginning wheel class.


Priority registration is given to the current students in a class. Their deadline to re-enroll is class #5 of each 8-class session. 

The number of students opting out of re-enrollment will open up that many spots, initially, to people on each class's notification list. A given notification list is solely tied to a specific class session (e.g,, May 2 - July 2). There’s no roll-over of the notification list to the following session. 

Should we be unable to fill this class via the notification list, we’ll add a registration link to this page, first-come/first-serve.


The next Tue. night session begins Nov. 19. Please add your name to the notification list below if you’re interested.

TUE NIGHT CLASS NOTIFICATION LIST (For 8-week session starting Nov. 19)

People on the notification list will be contacted in order should any spots open, starting Oct 29, and be emailed an invoice to register and pay within two days.

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