Ceramics: “Test Drive the Wheel”

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Ceramics: “Test Drive the Wheel”

April 19 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Deadline to Register: April 12th at 5:00pm

Title: Ceramics: “Test Drive the Wheel”

Description: Curious about the potter’s wheel but not sure where to start? In this 3 hour introductory class we’ll cover a bit of history (including why it is called “throwing”) and the basics of using a potter’s wheel. This class will focus less on making a completed project and more on getting comfortable operating the wheel. No guarantees, but you may might make something that you’ll want to keep!

Please keep in mind that throwing on the pottery wheel is a skill that can take many years to master. This is an opportunity to get your hands dirty and see what wheel throwing is all about. This is definitely a “hands on” class so you please wear clothing you don’t mind getting a muddy. No worries…it will wash out!


Instructor: Paul 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: All materials and supplies will be provided. Students should wear close-toed shoes.

Time: Friday, April 19th (5:30-8:30)

Tuition: $50.00

Supply Fee: $10.00

Level: Beginner/Adv. Beginner


Important Information: Registering for a workshop indicates that the student is 19 years of age 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.

Cancelation Policy:  Our workshops take a great deal of advance planning and purchasing of supplies. 25% of all ticket purchases are a non-refundable deposit. Students that cancel 30 days or more prior to the date of the class will be eligible for a refund, minus the non-refundable deposit. No refunds will be issued less than 30 days from the start date of a class.*  To be fair and consistent, there can be no exceptions to this policy, regardless for the reason a cancelation is requested.

Thank you for understanding that this policy is in place to protect our artist instructors who spend time, energy, and money to create an amazing learning experience. 

*We require a minimum number of students to hold a class. If this minimum is not met, the class may be canceled or rescheduled. In this case, a full refund will be offered.


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April 19
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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