Ceramics: “Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel”

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Ceramics: “Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel”

September 9, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Deadline to Register: August 27th at 5:00pm

Description: In this workshop participants will make their very own ceramic bowl while learning the basic steps of shaping clay on a potters wheel; centering, opening, and raising clay. They will also learn how to trim and finish their bowl and glaze it after it has been bisque-fired. The end result will be a hand-crafted bowl they can cherish forever.

Please note: This workshop is a 4 week series beginning on September 7th.

Session 1: Thursday, September 9th (6:00pm-9:00pm)

Session 2: Thursday, September 16th (6:00pm-9:00pm)

Session 3: Thursday, September 23rd (6:00pm-9:00pm)

Session 4: Thursday, September 30th  (6:00pm-9:00pm)


InstructorPaul Wieland has been making wheel-thrown pottery for over 15 years and has taught at multiple pottery studios throughout the region. He studied ceramics under Tom Marsh at the University of Louisville and was a co-founder of the Tennessee Valley Ceramic Arts Guild (TVCAG). He  has demonstrated pottery-making at the Burritt Museum Folklife Festival for several years. He has also exhibited his work at Lowe Mill in Huntsville and in Atlanta, GA. You may see examples of Paul’s work on his website, Nascent Pottery. 

Supplies and Attire: Students should wear comfortable clothing. All other materials will be supplied.

First Session: Thursday, September 9th , 2021 (6:00pm-9:00pm)

Tuition: $145.00
Supply Fee: $25.00
Level: Beginner


Important Information: Registering for a workshop indicates that the student is 19 years or older and understands that photographs/video may be taken during the event and their image may be used on Burritt on the Mountain’s website and social media outlets or other promotional materials. Registration also indicates that the student releases Burritt on the Mountain and the City of Huntsville, all their directors, employees, volunteers, and any persons associated with Burritt on the Mountain, from any liability for any bodily injury and/or property damage suffered by the attendee as a result of actives during the educational program.

Cancellation Policy: Our workshops take a great deal of advance planning and purchasing of supplies. Students that cancel 14 days or more prior to the date of the class will be eligible for a refund, minus a $20.00 cancellation fee. If a student cancels 14 days or less prior to the date of the class, no refund can be issued. 




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September 9, 2021
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Burritt on the Mountain
3101 Burritt Dr.
Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
(256) 536-2882


Burritt on the Mountain