Wheel Thrown Pottery Workshop
instructor: Anna Morales
price: $140 / $120 for Verge members/ $110 for BIPOC
This popular 3 session class will take place in the Verge classroom over three days. The goal of this course is to guide beginner potters through the entire process from throwing on the wheel to the final glazing stage. This process has many steps that your instructor will demonstrate and guide you through. In the first session, you will learn how to center the clay and you will most likely form at least one vessel. During the second session, the vessels will be trimmed (creating a base). Verge staff will do the first firing (bisque) and then you will come back to learn about several glazing options and glaze all your creations in the third session. You will have plenty of time to practice and staff will fire everything you finish for you to pick up at a later date. No previous experience is needed. We will provide all the tools and clay you need. This course is geared toward beginners, but is also appropriate for anyone who needs a refresher and would like a more extensive introduction to the facilities at Verge’s Clay Lab.
WHEN: August 15, 16 & 23
PRICE: $140 / $120 for current Verge members / $110 for our BIPOC community (Black, Indigenous or People of Color)
About the Teaching Artist
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Refund 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.