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Beginner Wheel Throwing Lessons with Marnie

Learn the fundamentals of throwing pottery on a wheel in this comprehensive 7-week pottery class

About this experience

Wheel Throwing For Beginners is a 7-week session open to anyone interested.


During each two-hour lesson you will be guided through finding your personal approach to the potter’s wheel. Sessions are open to beginners and those with wheel experience.


Classes 1-6: You will learn/revisit the fundamentals of throwing on the wheel, trimming, attaching handles.


Class 7: In the last class you will learn how to glaze your master pieces (we have hundreds of colours to choose from).   Your work then goes into the kiln again for the last time. Picking up your finished masterpieces: We will notify you when your work is ready for pick up.


Particulars:


Does NOT include clay or your tool kit- you will be required to purchase a bag of stoneware for $17 in advance and tool kit (approx $29)


Duration: 7 Classes, 2 hours per class  


Minimum Age: Adult (16+)


*Please arrive 15mins early to the first class to allow for intros and getting oriented and ready to hit the wheel so we can begin class on time. Subsequent classes, please use your judgement on how early you need to come in order to be ready and on the wheel at class start time. We all want to maximize the experience for everyone!


What to wear: Wear comfortable, practical clothing and footwear that you are ok with getting muddy.


What to bring:



  • Apron

  • A small hand towel or similar size

  • A fun and playful, can do attitude!!! :D


Maximum  6 students/ class


Any class interrupted by government issued COVID measures will be postponed and reinstated after restrictions are lifted.

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About the instructor
Hi! I’m Marnie Cassio. By day I’m a professor in the School of Business at Cambrian College but you’ll find me at my wheel in my spare time. I‘ve been a hobby Potter for since 2019 and now I’m excited to combine my love of teaching with my love of clay.