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beginner at the pottery wheel

2 Hour Intro to Wheel

This one-off class will introduce you to the love of pottery! Offered Friday & Saturday from 3-5pm!

  • 2 hr
  • 95 US dollars
  • West 6th Street

Service Description

Get your hands muddy with this intro to wheel class. Your instructor will walk you through the basics of wheel throwing during this 2 hour session- from centering your clay to pulling up the walls of your piece. Whether you are a total beginner or looking to refresh your skills, this is the class for you! Our team will trim, glaze, and fire your piece (as long as you have a viable piece at the end of class), which will be ready to pick up in a few weeks. If you make additional pieces that you would like to keep, you can pay an additional $20 per piece after your class, and we will finish them as well. Want to get hands on with glazing your piece? Ask your instructor about one of our upcoming glaze lessons. If you end up loving this experience and would like to learn the full pottery process, we’d recommend one of our multi-week classes as the next step in your pottery journey. Class Details: -Dates & Times: Fridays and Saturdays from 3-5pm. Please aim to arrive 5 minutes early so we can get started on time. -Location: Kilnfolk Clay Studio, 108 W 6th Street, Vancouver WA 98660. Metered street parking is available, or secure parking is available right down the street in the Lot #18 Park n’ Go Vancouver Center Garage. Street parking is free on weekends. -Price: $95 per person -What’s Included: A 2-hour guided class focused on learning the basics of throwing on the pottery wheel, and one final piece which our studio staff will finish for you. Extra pieces cost an additional $20. Attire: Wear something comfortable that you are willing to get dirty (clay does wash out of clothes). Short skirts and dresses are not advised as you will be sitting with your legs around the pottery wheel. Pro tip: long nails can make it difficult to be successful at the wheel- plan accordingly or ask your instructor for tips. Age 12 and up please! We do have our Family Wheel class on Sundays for younger artists. Please read below for our cancellation policy and disclaimer.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund or free rescheduling, you must notify us 7 days before your scheduled class/activity. Within 7 days of your class there is no refund but you can choose to reschedule within the first five days of that week prior to your class and must pay 20% of the class price to reschedule. There will be NO reschedule/cancellation for any reason within 48 hours of the class, and no refund will be offered. Any refund offered will be subject to a 4% processing fee. We have this policy in place to protect our employees and artists who are booked specifically for this event, and also other customers who might have had a chance to book if the seat was available. Please understand we are a small service based business and lots of planning and supplies go into making these classes possible. Please be aware this is one of the most generous cancellation and rescheduling policies in our industry, and please don't give our staff a hard time for adhering to it- they are just doing their job. Thank you for understanding! DISCLAIMER: No guarantee is offered, explicit or implied, regarding the quality or serviceability of fired work. Every precaution will be taken to ensure the best possible outcome for every firing. Use of the studio indicates you agree that you will not hold the studio, its volunteers, or any other person associated with the studio responsible for work that is damaged or defective in any way while in the studio at any stage of the process. While working with clay is relatively safe, there are hazards and risks. These risks include the possibility of injuries or illness related to the use of the studio, materials, or equipment. Use of the studio indicates you agree that you have been informed of the risks and have signed the Kilnfolk waiver.

Contact Details

  • +13609001731

Attention Students!

If you are signing up for a multi-week or workshop that includes open studio time please click below to create an account on our website. Be sure to use the email that you used to book your class. You then will be able to access the Open Studio Sign Up Page under Memberships. Each open studio session is just a start time and is good for up to 3 hours. Open studio time must be used in one day and cannot be split between multiple days. Multi-Week open studio sessions do not roll over and must be used in the week they are allotted. 

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