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This program is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly.

GCA also receives support from its partner agency - the National Endowment for the Arts.

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POTTERY



Pottery Classes :

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Beginner to Intermediate Wheel Throwing

Instructor: Amanda Proctor

Registration Now Open for January 2018 Class!

Dates: January 30 - March 6, 2018

Days/Times:  Tuesdays,   6:00pm - 9:00pm

Length of Class: 6 Sessions / 3 Hours each Session 

Class Fee: OCAF Members - $140.00
                    
 Non-members - $150.00

Materials Fee: $35 Payable at 1st class (Includes a 25lb bag of clay, glazes & kiln firings)

Age: 14+

 Location: OCAF's School Street Studios building, Pottery Studio

Class Description: If you have ever wondered if you would enjoy the art of pottery or have tried wheel throwing but want to improve & expand your skills, this is the class for you!

In this course for beginner to intermediate potters, Amanda will teach basic wheel skills as well as new techniques for function, surface design, and style for those who already know the basics. Students will work at their own pace in this easy-going studio atmosphere

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Beginner to Intermediate Handbuilding
Instructor: Amanda Proctor
 

Registration now open for March 2015 Class!

Dates: March 13 - April 18, 2018

Days/Times: Tuesdays, 6:00pm - 9:00pm 

Length of Class: 6 Sessions / 3 Hours each Session

Class Fee: OCAF Members - $140.00
                    
 Non-members - $150.00

Age: 14+

 Materials Fee: $35 Payable at 1st class (Includes a 25lb bag of clay, glazes & kiln firings)

Class Description: Have you wanted to try your hand at pottery but were a bit intimidated at the thought of wheelthrowing? Have you tried or mastered wheelthrowing and want to expand your skills into other forms of pottery building? This class might be just the thing for you!

In this hands-on class Amanda will teach basic skills which involve slump molds, making pinch pots, coiling, scoring/slipping, rolling slabs and extruding shapes. She will share ideas and show examples of things you might like to try such as textured tiles, animal sculptures, butter dishes, soap dishes, etc. These techniques will enable each student to form the clay into their own vision.

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Amanda Proctor is a graduate of the University of Georgia in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Ceramics. She currently works primarily in functional pottery, but while in school made large, abstract sculptural work. She enjoys building everything with clay, whether it is on the pottery wheel, hand building or 5 foot sculpture!

After graduation, Amanda started working at Good Dirt Clay Studio and selling her pottery around town in stores and art markets. She currently teaches at OCAF and at Good Dirt and has expanded her sales to the Atlanta area as well as locally. She hopes to continue teaching and growing her pottery business with her Etsy page and increasing her retail sales.

 

 



 

Previous Pottery Classes


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Ceramic Surface Enrichment
Instructor:
Michael Pitts

Workshop is Over! Sign-up on Wait List for future Workshops.

Dates: March 18, 2017

Day/Time: Saturday, 9:00am - 12:00pm

Length of Workshop: 3 Hours 

Workshop Fee: OCAF Members - $30.00
                             
 Non-members - $40.00

Age: 16 to Adult

Skill Level: All levels 

Class Description: Ever wanted to move beyond basic glazing and experiment with new techniques for decorating your pottery? Join Michael Pitts as he teaches methods of ceramic surface enrichment that will help you make your pottery pieces your autograph. In this demonstration class Michael will be showing students techniques such as mishima, sgraffito & glaze overlays.


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Michael Pitts, a well-known local potter of 40 years, is one of the founding members of OCAF. He grew up in Griffin, GA then attended UGA and has been in the Oconee County area ever since. Michael has taught pottery at OCAF, Athens Academy & the John Campbell Folk School. He is well versed in pottery history, materials, styles & techniques & shares his knowledge during OCAF’s annual Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational by leading the Gallery Talks. Michael also was a Perspectives’ participating potter for 7 years.

 

 


Pottery Open Studio

Open studio fee: $50 per month, or $5 per day pay as you go.

Clay cost: $35 / 25 lb. bag, includes bisque firing, glazing and firing.

Days & hours: change from week to week, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to be placed on the list serv.

Age: Anyone  under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Open studio time is available for adults, 18 and over, who have previously taken OCAF ceramics classes or have previous experience working in another ceramics studio. Anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Clay used in the studio must be purchased from OCAF. Open Studio time determined by monthly need.