Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.

-Thomas Merton

Pottery attracts people of all mindsets and capabilities. There’s something about taking a piece of clay and partnering with it to create a usable or decorative vessel. We offer classes in both wheel thrown and hand built pottery. Try them both! You will walk away with a profound sense of accomplishment and a deeper appreciation for pottery. Our pottery students say the classes make them more focused, patient, calm and confident in their day-to-day lives.

2019
Adult (8 week)

Session 6: October 13 – December 14
Online registration begins Friday, September 13
No classes and building closed November 11, 28, and 29
No classes week of Thanksgiving

2020
Adult (8 weeks)

Session 1: January 5-February 29
Online registration begins Friday, November 22
No classes and building is closed January 20
Click on the link to register or the Register tab above.

Session 2: March 1-April 25
Online registration begins Friday, January 31
No classes and building closed April 10, 11, and 12

Art Alliance classes are held on schedule when the Greensboro Cultural Center is open. The Greensboro Cultural Center is closed on Federal Holiday 2019 Holiday Closings

Art Alliance Pottery classes meet in room 129 of the Greensboro Cultural Center weekly for 7 or 8 weeks per session. There are 6 sessions per year. Studio classes include wheel throwing instruction, handbuilding, and glazing techniques in a relaxing atmosphere. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. A waiting list is kept when classes are filled. The fee is $155 (unless noted below), which includes a bag of clay plus firing and glazing fees. Click here for a supply list.

CLAY—One extra bag of clay may be purchased each session for $35, or you may bring in a bag of extra clay from outside if you pay a kiln/glaze fee of $20. However, no student is allowed to work with more than 50 pounds of clay per session. Click here for Extra Clay.

OPEN STUDIO—Open studio is available to current students and takes place when there are no classes, camps, or workshops scheduled and the building isn’t closed.  Please review the Art Alliance Pottery Studio Guidelines.
 Open Studio Hours

AP1 Intermediate Pottery
Mondays, 6:30–9 pm | Instructor: LT Hoisington
$137/7 weeks, class begins January 6
Through demonstrations and individual guidance you will learn about hand-building, wheel-throwing, decorating/texturizing and glazing in collaborative environment. Lessons geared toward intermediate students. Be prepared to work on independent projects, with the guidance of your instructor.

AP2 Beginner/Intermediate Pottery
Tuesdays, 10 am–12:30 pm | Instructor: Peter Strafaci
$155/8 weeks, class begins January 7
This class will included beginner and intermediate students.  Through demonstrations and individual guidance you will learn about hand-building, wheel-throwing, decorating/texturizing and glazing in collaborative environment.  Beginner students will learn to use the studio equipment and supplies.  Intermediate students should be prepared to work on independent projects, with the guidance of your instructor.

AP3 Intermediate Pottery
Tuesdays, 6:30–9 pm | Instructor: Deik Pierce
$155/8 weeks, class begins January 7
Intermediate. Through demonstrations and individual guidance you will learn about hand-building, wheel-throwing, decorating/texturizing and glazing in collaborative environment. Lessons geared toward intermediate students. Be prepared to work on independent projects, with the guidance of your instructor.

AP4 Intermediate Handbuilding Pottery
Wednesdays, 10 am–12:30 pm | Instructor: Susan O’Leary
 $155/8weeks, class begins January 8
This class is designed for individuals who know the fundamentals of handbuilding, want to improve, and explore their creativity. Students may work on independent projects or be guided by weekly demonstrations.

AP5 Intermediate Pottery
Wednesdays, 6:30–9 pm | Instructor: LT Hoisington
$155/8weeks, class begins January 8
Through demonstrations and individual guidance you will learn about hand-building, wheel-throwing, decorating/texturizing and glazing in collaborative environment. Lessons geared toward intermediate students. Be prepared to work on independent projects, with the guidance of your instructor.

AP6 Intermediate Pottery 
Thursdays, 10 am12:30 pm | Instructor: Leanne Pizio
$155/8weeks, class begins January 9
Through demonstrations and individual guidance you will learn about hand-building, wheel-throwing, decorating/texturizing and glazing in collaborative environment. Lessons geared toward intermediate students. Be prepared to work on independent projects, with the guidance of your instructor.

AP7 Intermediate Pottery
Thursdays, 6:30–9 pmInstructor: Ben Winslow
$155/8weeks, class begins January 9
Through demonstrations and individual guidance you will learn about hand-building, wheel-throwing, decorating/texturizing and glazing in collaborative environment. Lessons geared toward intermediate students. Be prepared to work on independent projects, with the guidance of your instructor.

AP8 Beginner Pottery
Fridays, 6:30-9 pm | Instructor: Ray Knris
$155/8 weeks, class begins January 10
This class will included beginner and intermediate students.  Through demonstrations and individual guidance you will learn about hand-building, wheel-throwing, decorating/texturizing and glazing in collaborative environment.  Beginner students will learn to use the studio equipment and supplies.  Intermediate students should be prepared to work on independent projects, with the guidance of your instructor.

AP9 Advance/Intermediate Pottery
Saturdays, 9:30 am12 pm | Instructor:Ben Winslow
$155/8weeks, class begins January 11
Basic wheel throwing skills required. This class is for experienced pottery students.  Through demonstrations and individual guidance you will learn about hand-building, wheel-throwing, decorating/texturizing and glazing in collaborative environment.    students should be prepared to work on independent projects, with the guidance of your instructor.

AP10 Introduction to Pottery
Saturdays 1:30-3:30pm | Instructor: Tracey Raxter
$100/6 weeks, class begins January 25

Humans have been making pottery for more than 25,000 years.  Working with clay to make beautiful, useful objects connects us to the ancient roots of human civilization.  Explore your ancient human within by enrolling in Introduction to Pottery.  In this class you will learn all about clay, a singularly useful material.  Our professional instructors will teach you techniques to manipulate clay and create unique objects.  Your will be introduced to pinching, coiling, slab construction and wheel throwing.  At the end of this course you will have completed several projects and be able to take home finished usable pottery.  This class is for true beginners.  Class sizes are limited and preregistration is require.  All supplies are included.

 

Please call 336-373-2725 or email artalliancegso@gmail.com for more information.

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