Beginner Wheel “Throw Down” Workshop

instructor: Anna Morales

category: Learn to Throw Pottery

for: Adults and Teens

price: $50 ($40 for Verge members or $30 for Black/Indigenous People of Color)

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A single session to try out wheel throwing, learn the fundamentals in 3 hours and gain access to the wheels during our Clay Lab (wheel experience required to use the wheel during Clay Lab). Instruction includes demonstration of centering the clay on the wheel and how to raise the form in order to create basic vessels or plates. If you already have a bit of experience, this class may help you throw more successfully. We will also spend some time discussing finishing your pieces (ie trimming and glazing). The last half hour of the class will be dedicated to clean up. All pieces you make in this class will be bisque fired within 2 weeks. You must come back to pick up your bisqueware (fired clay pieces) within 4 weeks. You may take them home or participate in any of our Clay Lab hours that occur twice a week to glaze your pieces. You are welcome to retake this class as many times as you like.

Discount codes:      Verge Members: MEMBER           Black/Indigenous People of Color: BIPOC

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About the Instructor

Anna Morales grew up in the outskirts of Woodland, CA on a vegetable farm where she spent most of her time digging holes and playing in the dirt. In high school, a job at an independent bookstore and coffeehouse provided an opportunity to dive into the world of art headfirst and with such an inspired world at her fingertips, she found her individual desire to create. While attending Sac City College she met her true love of ceramics in a wheel-throwing class and has been refining her craft in the medium ever since. Over the last decade in Sacramento, Anna has been a community advocate, a non-profit administrator of a safe-house for women and children, an artist and educator.


In order to create a safe and encouraging environment for creativity, we ask that all attendees comply with Verge’s non-discrimination policy which prohibits unlawful discrimination and harassment based on race, color, gender, gender identity/expression, age, physical or mental disability, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by the state or local laws. We also ask that everyone contribute positively to a safe and comfortable environment for all attendees. We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone who does not abide by our community standards stated above.

Cancellations and Refunds Policy

Verge Center for the Arts reserves the right to cancel classes, to change instructors, and to make other changes that may become necessary to ensure a quality experience for participants. In the event that a class is canceled, we will contact all registrants and offer the option of transferring to another available session, or receiving a full refund. Class passes are non-refundable but if a participant wishes to withdraw from a class and transfer their credit to another one they have to follow the same policy for class withdrawals stated below:

If a participant wishes to withdraw from a class, they must email us at at least seven days prior to the first class meeting to receive a full refund. Withdrawals occurring within seven days prior to the first class meeting will receive a refund of 50 percent of the total class fee. *No refunds are given to withdrawals that occur 24 hours before the class begins. Transfers are not accepted after a class begins. Membership fees are non-refundable. Please note we are unable to issue cash refunds.

*Please note a mask is required at all times to attend this class. Due to the risks of Covid-19, if you experience any symptoms or suspect that you might have been exposed, please do not attend an in person class. Contact Deputy Director Amy Greer and we will work with you to postpone your enrollment or re-credit your enrollment fees. Thank you for helping to keep our community safe!