Instructor Amanda Bacon
Duration 5 Weeks
Start Date May 15, 2024
End Date June 12, 2024
Location The Cuyahoga Valley Art Center



WEDNESDAY 12:30 – 3:00 PM I MAy 15 – JUN 12 I (5 WEEKS)

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 12lbs/$20 for 25 lbs. Students should bring a towel and an apron. M $109 NM $121

*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.

This class is education-based, and the priority is firing and completing work made in class. Work made outside of class cannot be accommodated due to the additional studio and material expenses not covered in class fees. 

Missed classes cannot be made up. 


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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.
  • It is highly recommended that students bring an apron or smock.
  • Dress for a mess.
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