Wheel Throwing from Home

The best way to become a better ceramic artist is to practice with guidance. This class is an opportunity to practice your wheel throwing skills. During each class session there will be instructor demos and advice, plus ceramics focused conversation and community. Students will also have access to instructional videos, covering everything from basic centering and throwing techniques, to advanced tips and project ideas. Guidance on clay water disposal will be provided.

This class is open to intermediate and advanced level students who have some wheel throwing experience and feel confident throwing a cylinder on the wheel. Access to a pottery wheel is required for participation. Ask us about our wheel rental program by emailing artstudio@berkeley.edu. Students must be intermediate level to rent a wheel and priority is given to students who have taken pottery classes with the Berkeley Art Studio in the past.

Registration includes:

  • Weekly live lessons via Zoom

  • Videos of demos

  • Instructor office hours as requested

  • No contact pick up off ceramics materials at the Studio (clay, tools, buckets, wareboards, plastic, underglazes, bats, bat pins)

  • No contact weekly drop off/pick up on Tuesdays/Thursdays of work to be fired (note work will be fired only once a kiln is filled). Bisque firing included in the cost of the class.

  • Outdoor firing sign-up on Tuesday/Thursday evenings
  • Clays available for purchase: B-mix with sand, Speckled Buff, Porcelain, Black Mountain, Studio Blend; all fired at Cone 6.
  • We will clear glaze your work upon request.

New summer 2021! If you are registered for a summer ceramics class or have purchased a bisque firing pass, you can sign-up for a slot to glaze your work outside the Studio during our Tuesday/Thursday drop/off pick-up days starting July 13. The outdoor glazing is included in your class registration. You’ll receive additional information once you’ve registered for the class.

If you prefer our staff to glaze your work, you can also buy a glaze firing pass. Additional glazing offerings can be found here

Note: You are welcome to participate in this class if you don’t live locally; however, bisque firing will not be available.


Community: $300
Faculty, staff & alumni: $280
Current Students: $200

Summer Session Dates:

Day Dates Times Instructor Location
Wednesday  6/16-8/4 10am–12pm Jeremiah Jenkins Online

Wheel Throwing from Home
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Jeremiah Jenkins

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