“Ghost” Wheel Throwing Workshop

instructor: Anna Morales

category: CERAMICS

for: Adults

price: $80 per Couple / $70 per Verge Member Couple


Are you looking to get into wheel throwing but with the comfort of a friend or partner by your side? Familiar with wheel throwing but want to show your partner or friend? Trying to recreate Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore’s iconic scene in Ghost (1990)?

This is a spooky single session to try out wheel throwing, learn the fundamentals in 3 hours and gain access to the wheels during our Clay Lab (experience is required to use the wheel during Clay Lab). Sharing a wheel, you and your partner will learn how to center the clay on the wheel and how to open and 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). 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.

Please note couples must register together. This will be a collaborative activity and partners will be in close proximity to one another for this course. Spaces limited!

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.

A Note About COVID-19: Beginning August 4th, 2021, Verge requires all instructors and class participants to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19. We will continue to enforce the use of masks and social distancing for the duration of the session(s). We appreciate your cooperation and willingness to keep our community safe and healthy. For any questions regarding our COVID-19 safety protocols, please contact Nicole at education@vergeart.com.

Community Standards

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 amy@vergeart.com 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.