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Intro to Wheel Throwing with Ale

instructor: Alejandra Calderon

category: Ceramics

for: Teens & Adults

price: $120 Verge Members, $145 Non-members


Satisfy your curiosity, and experience a fun and thorough introduction to throwing on the potter’s wheel. Learn the skills necessary to throw mugs, bowls, planters and more in this exciting introduction to throwing fundamentals. Your instructor guides you through the process of throwing, shaping and trimming pots on the wheel.

The class is three sessions on Wednesday 11t, 18th and 25th from 5:30-8:30pm. The sessions include demos and hands on practice on throwing and trimming. Wheels, clay, tools, and some underglazes are provided.

About the instructor: 

Alejandra Calderon is the founder and co-owner of Echeri Ceramics (formerly known as Manjar Ceramics). Echeri Ceramics is a husband and wife run small business based in Sacramento. Their ceramic designs are inspired on their own culture, and drawing inspiration from traditional Mexican pottery. Alejandra was born to a Mexican immigrant family who have always believed in retaining their identity. Once in college she focused in becoming a high school art teacher. After obtaining her credentials her first job was teaching ceramics full time, and it was from there where she fell in love with clay and the different aspects of the ceramic making process, she has since never looked back.

WHEN: March 11th, 18th, & 25th

TIME: 5:30-8:30

PRICE: $120 Verge Members, $145 Non-members

WHERE: Verge’s Classroom

WHO: Teens & Adults (Six students max.)

Cancellation 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.

If a participant wishes to withdraw from a class, they must do so in writing at least seven days prior to the first class meeting to receive a full refund, less a $25 processing fee. 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.