Spring 2019: Two Sunday afternoon sessions for young potters aged 9 to 14 begin on March 17 and end on June 2. There are no classes on April 28 and May 26. The first session meets from 12:30 to 3:00 pm and the second from 3:00 to 5:30 pm.
Beginners get solid grounding in pottery fundamentals, more advanced students develop skills in throwing on the potter’s wheel as well as a variety of hand-building techniques. Cost of clay, use of tools and equipment, glazes and firing are included in the fee.
On the wheel, students are taught how to center a mound of clay and later how to throw, trim and glaze their pots. All learn how to make cups, bowls and other simple forms. With handbuilding, they explore making functional and decorative objects. The instructor is the incomparable Karna Robinson, known to some as the ‘Kid Whisperer.’
Students should wear clothes that can get dirty, trim their fingernails short, tie back long hair and bring an old towel for wiping their hands. (Towels also can be rented for $1.00 each time.)
Hinckley Pottery reserves the right to cancel a session if enrollment does not reach a minimum of five students. Maximum class size is 10. There are no refunds for registrations canceled less than two weeks before the session begins. If the session is canceled, a full refund will be made. There are no refunds for absences.