Project Description

Summer Pottery Camps for Teens 2023

Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel

Instructor: Amanda Jane Crouse

Dates / Times:

  1. CANCELLED Week 1: May 29 – June 2

  2. Week 2: June 12 – June 16 (3p.m. – 5p.m.)
  3. Week 3: June 26 – June 30 (9a.m. – 11a.m.)
  4. Week 4: July 17 – July 21 (9a.m. – 11a.m.)

Days: Monday – Friday

Class Fee: 

  • Members $175 per session
  • Non-Members $225 per session

Materials Fee:  $35 per camp

Camp Descriptions:

Artists will learn to use the potter’s wheel as a tool to create functional and abstract hollow forms/vessels with clay. We will learn how to center clay on the wheel, the process of creating cylinders, trimming feet, and pulling and attaching handles and throwing spouts. We will learn basic hand-building techniques to embellish our work. We will learn about surface treatment using carving, stamps, slips and glazes, and the stages We will learn about the chemical and physical make-up and change of clay and glazes through the building and firing processes, and how to use our new knowledge to express ourselves artistically.

Location –
School Street Studios Building,
34 School Street, Watkinsville, GA 30677

Click Here to Register for Summer Pottery Camps


Amanda Jane Crouse
Amanda Jane CrouseInstructor
Amanda Crouse earned an MFA in Ceramics from the Lamar Dodd School of Art, 2006. She is as well accomplished in Sculpture, Pottery, Pinhole Photography, Music, Poetry, Painting, Drawing, and Performance. Her artwork has been shown in galleries including Fay Gold Gallery, Lowery Gallery, the Lyndon House, Loblolly, Athica, Pulaski Art Crawl, Eye Drum, and Winterville Center for the Arts. Her sculpture has been featured in Athens Banner Herald, Athens Food and Culture, Athena Magazine, the Red and Black, and Flagpole Magazine and on the Peabody-award-winning series, Rectify. She is a spontaneous process-based multimedia artist whose work has been noted as blurring the lines between seer and seen. In a 2013 publication she describes art as “my way to share what is otherwise a very personal meditative exploration of finding myself as others in the universe, physically and cosmically.” She has taught art, pottery, and culinary classes for students of all ages at the University of Georgia, Oconee Cultural Affairs Foundation, Double Helix STEAM Academy, The Lyndon House, Good Dirt, Wired and Fired and at her own studio, Clay Gardens. Her teaching philosophy includes guiding students, whether accomplished or novice, to discover an authentic expression of themselves through art by engaging in fully immersive creative activity and practice. Amanda also maintains a small business, Little Cuckoo Chocolates, and is the bakery chef at Joe and Sam’s Cafe while raising her three extraordinary children in Bishop, Ga.