HOME POTTERS SERIES

Our in-studio classes are postponed until further notice. To keep your hands in clay, we have created the Home Potters Series—a new resource and online community for home potters.

  • Online Video and Zoom Classes in hand-building, wheel throwing and sculpture
  • Free Instructional Videos 
  • Wheel Rentals 
  • Private Lessons 
  • Monthly Chats 
  • Order supplies and equipment 

Monthly Subscription
$22 includes 10% off classes, supplies and private lessons.

Need help figuring out how to set up at home? We can guide you in setting up a safe and efficient home studio, and save you money in the process.

Call or email us:  (434) 293-0808 or EMAIL

We will fire your pots, if you use our clays and glazes.

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AT-HOME WHEEL RENTALS

NEW Light Weight Shimpo Wheel
Weekly: $60

Shimpo Whisper Wheel
Monthly: $200

Call or email us to arrange a rental:
(434) 293-0808 or EMAIL

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ONLINE VIDEO CLASSES

  • Basic Hand-building with Randy Bill, Margaret Schermerhorn, and Julie Madden
  • Basic Wheel with Margaret
  • Throwing and Wiring Lamps with Nancy Ross
  • Throwing Lidded Pots with Nan Rothwell
  • Throwing Pitchers with Becky Garrity
  • Underglaze Transfers with Steve Palmer
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WINTER ZOOM CLASSES

  • Wheel
  • Hand-building

More classes will be announced soon.

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FREE INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS

  • Setting up a Simple Workspace at Home
  • Types of Clay
  • Homemade Tools
  • Two Ways to Wedge Clay
  • It’s All About the Water
  • City Clay Dipping Glaze

 

FREE INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS

Setting up a Simple Workspace at Home

You can work at home with clay even if you only have a small table to work on. This video will cover some of the supplies and setup you need to enjoy a safe and practical workspace.
05:29

Types of Clay

Earthenware, mid-range stoneware, high fire clay—what you need to know.
2:50

Homemade Tools

There are a lot of great tools on the marketer potters and clay sculptors, but if you arena a tight budget you can still enjoy a wide range of tools you can make for stuff you have around the house. This video will give you some ideas to help you get started.
8:18

Two Ways to Wedge Clay

This video will show you two different ways to wedge clay so you can reclaim the many scraps of clay that can become a substantial amount of clay before you know it. You will also learn how to deal with clays that are thixotropic.

09:53

It’s All About the Water

Knowing what you can do with clay and when is probably the single most important thing to learn in clay especially in the beginning. More often than not the failures come because something was was done when the clay was too wet or too dry.
6:10

Dipping Glazes

Dipping bisque pots into a vat of glaze is an efficient way to glaze a lot of pots. In this video two teachers will show you the basics for successful single dip, double dipped, and how to glaze the interior of a pot with a different glaze than on the outside of the pot.
20:07

Address

700 Harris St. #104
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phone

434-293-0808

Hours

Wednesday 1 pm – 6 pm
Thursday 1 pm – 6 pm
Friday 1 pm – 5 pm
Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm

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