Adult Classes

HandsonWheel  Ready, Set, Throw! One Night Pottery Class
Kelsey Sickmeyer & Cayce Kolstad

Friday, July 22, 7-9pm
Friday, August 12, 7-9pm

Ever wanted to try your hand at the pottery wheel? Have you always wanted to learn to throw but you're not sure if you want to commit to an 8-week class? Or maybe you and some friends are just looking for something different to do in Asheville on a Friday night. Well, look no further. Ready, Set, Throw is here!

Even if you've never touched clay before, our highly skilled staff will guide you through the entire process. It's the perfect opportunity to get creative and have fun! All ages and skill levels are welcome.

Level: All Levels, Beginners Welcome

Tuition: $50 Per Person, Per Night

Click below to register for RST#1: July 22, 7-9pm


Click below to register for RST#2: August 12, 7-9pm


September Session

September 6- October 11

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92  Independent Study

September 6- October 11

Odyssey Clayworks is proud to announce a new studio experience: Self directed study, with studio representatives available at all times for technical advice and support. The Open Studio/Independent Study will also feature 10 optional one-hour demos on various aspects of studio practice including use of the extruder and spray booth, artfully grinding your pots, and rolling perfect slabs. As a bonus, each Friday you are invited to the Director's Discussion, an open dialogue about ceramics technique, aesthetics, and valuation with Odyssey Director Gabriel Kline. Bring ideas for projects and an inquisitive mind. Tons of open studio hours to practice.

Level: Seasoned Beginner to Advanced
Tuition: $200 + $25 Lab Fee*
*Clay not included


Beginner Wheel Throwing
Cayce Kolstad

Tuesdays, 6:30-9pm
September 6- October 4

With an emphasis on ceramic tableware, this class is a perfect introduction to throwing on the potter's wheel. We will explore the fundamental forms for functional pottery and work towards altering them to make cups, mugs, bowls and more. We will also cover the basics of glazing in order to finish with food safe pots you can use at home.

Level: Beginner and Seasoned Beginner
Tuition: $185 + $35 Lab Fee


Handbuilder's Hangout
Laurie Caffery Harris

Thursdays, 6:30-9pm
September 8- October 6

This class is designed to be an introduction to traditional and non-traditional techniques for making ceramics off the potter's wheel. We will hand build a variety of forms such as cups, tumblers, vases, and platters. Students will also learn how to create large-scale work using slabs, coils and pinch methods. Demonstrations will include carving unique images or designs on your vessels. We will also discuss finishing techniques, glazing, and firing methods.

Level: Beginner and Seasoned Beginner
Tuition: $185 + $35 Lab Fee

ben richardson 

Ben Richardson Lecture

September 18th, 7-9pm.
Free and open to the public

Come meet international wood-fire sensation Ben Richardson for a screening of his documentary Fire Works, followed by a panel discussion and reception. Topics will include his Tasmanian studio and kiln and recent commissions to produce work for 4 of the top 10 restaurants in Australia. Odyssey is honored to host this unique chance to spend an evening with a world class, ceramic artist.

Sponsored by the Odyssey Scholarship Fund

*The Lab Fee covers the cost of:

Your first bag of clay (25 pounds)
Use of the studio during scheduled Open Studio Hours
Use of the community studio equipment
Use of the studio glazes
Bisque and glaze firing of work made in class