Instructor Amanda Bacon
Duration 4 Weeks
Start Date May 13, 2024
End Date June 10, 2024
Location The Cuyahoga Valley Art Center



MONDAY 3:30 – 6:00 PM I MAY 13 – JUN 10 I (4 WEEKS) *No Class 5/27

BEGINNER with Amanda Bacon – Have you always wanted to try making pottery on the wheel? Here is an opportunity to have that experience with instruction. Basic techniques for centering the clay and throwing cylinders and cups will be demonstrated and practiced in this 5-week clay class. Emphasis will be placed on making and completing beginning projects, with firing and glazing included. Instruction will be personal in this small class!  Clay must be purchased at CVAC on or before the first class, $10 for 12 lbs/$20 for 25 lbs. Students should bring a towel and an apron. M $92 NM $102

*Because this class is a carefully scheduled, short, skill-based, intensive learning course, please consider taking it another time if you will not be available for all 5 classes.

*Students will make up to 5 completed wheel-thrown pottery projects as per instruction. This class is strictly for beginning-level students, not intermediate to advanced-level students. Students must complete and work on projects during the designated class time as there is no out-of-class time available.


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Instructor Bio: Faculty member Amanda Bacon, a graduate of the University of Akron Fine Arts Program, is a ceramic artist who enjoys creating functional pieces that represent her art history background. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, working in her home studio, knitting (any type of fiber arts), riding horses, or teaching horseback riding lessons. Her work has been accepted into juried entry exhibitions in Cape Code and Pennsylvania, as well as several local and international exhibitions.

Supply List

  • MUST HAVE: Medium-sized towel. Apron and any ceramic tools you may already have.
  • Basic tools will be provided for use.
  • Dress for a Mess!
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