Beginner Wheel Throwing, Sept. 12 - Oct. 17, 10 - 1 pm or 5 - 8 pm

Beginner Wheel Throwing, Sept. 12 - Oct. 17, 10 - 1 pm or 5 - 8 pm


Dates: Thursdays, Sept. 12 - Oct. 17

Our up coming session is 6 weeks.

Beginning students will start with basic throwing techniques and progress with each students’ needs. Hand building will be offered if desired. We will work with stoneware and electric fire to cone 6 making all work microwave and dishwasher safe. the limit is 9 students per class.  

Cost includes use of studio tools, up to 25 pounds of clay, studio glazes and firings.  We offer open studio hours on Saturdays from noon to 5:00 during the class sessions unless there is a workshop conflict.

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About the teachers:

Susie Bowman has a BFA in sculpure and has worked in clay since the late '90's.  She is a studio potter and has been teaching classes for the last 10 years.  Her recent body of work has been low fire soda fired clay but varies her methods depending on the goal. 

Letty Oratowski is a lifelong artist who received a BA degree in Arts Education from Newark State College in NC. She went on to earn a Masters Degree from the University of Iowa with a major in ceramics.  She went on to build her own gas-fired kiln and pottery studio, which she operated independently for many years.  She taught ceramics at Columbia High School in the adult education program in Maplewood, NJ.  Letty also paints, working in watercolors, oils and mixed media.  She has shown in many juried exhibits and won numerous awards and recognitions.  After moving from NJ three years ago, she now lives in Fairhope and continues making ceramics at The Kiln Studio and Gallery.  Painting and drawing images on pottery are her current preoccupation.

Donna Kemp has been working in clay for many years.  She has been published in the 500 hundred series books 3 times and has won various awards for her hand built sculptures.  Donna is a dedicated instructor and maker.

Refund Policy: The Kiln will fully refund payment if a student withdraws 5 DAYS PRIOR to the first class. After that time period, there will be no refund. If a class does not meet minimum enrollment, student may receive a full refund or transfer to another class with space available. Any missed classes can be made up within the six week class period by attending another class.