Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts

Adult Classes

Ready, Set, Throw! One Night Pottery Class

Kelsey Sickmeyer & Cayce Kolstad

#1 Friday, March 31, 7-9pm
#2 Friday, April 14, 7-9pm
#3 Friday, April 28, 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: $55 Per person, per night

Click on the date below to register online

#1 Friday, March 31, 7-9pm

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#2 Friday, April 14, 7-9pm

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#3 Friday, April 28, 7-9pm

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Stackable Sculptures

Molly Morning-glory

Thursdays, 6:30-9pm
March 30- May 4

Join Molly for this great new class focusing on stackable sculptures for the home and garden. Using your creative energy, you will work to construct modular pieces that will bring a new energy to those sacred spaces. We will use a variety of handbuilding techniques to create totems up to 4 feet tall! These sculptures can be installed inside or outside and will weather the four seasons.

Tuition: $225 + $40 Lab Fee
Level: All Levels Welcome

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Finding Center: Beginner Wheel

Mac McCusker

Mondays 6:30-9pm
March 20- April 24

Come find your center on the potter’s wheel! In this entry level class, you will learn to make cups, bowls, plates and other fun and functional pieces you can use at home. We will cover the basics of decoration, glazing, and firing all the while keeping a focus on the relaxing nature of working with clay. Come experience the possibilities of this great art form and enjoy the supportive community atmosphere of our studio.

Tuition: $225 + $40 Lab Fee
Level: Beginner and Seasoned Beginner

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Independent Study

Open Studio Hours Every Day
March 20- April 27

Back by popular demand! Odyssey ClayWorks is proud to offer this dynamic studio experience custom tailored to your needs: Self directed study, with studio representatives available for technical advice and support. The Independent Study will feature 8 optional one-hour demos on various aspects of studio practice for beginner to advanced students as well as a kiln talk by Les Powell of Highwater Clays. As a bonus, each Friday you are invited to the Director’s Discussion, an open dialogue about ceramic technique, aesthetics, and valuation with Odyssey Director Gabriel Kline. Bring ideas for projects and an inquisitive mind. There will be open studio hours every day. Demo schedule below.

Level: Seasoned Beginner to Advanced
Tuition: $225 + $30 Lab Fee*
*Clay not included

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Independent Study Demo Schedule:

Date Time Presenter Topic
#1  Monday, March 20 5-6pm  Anja Bartels Digital projector transfer
* Friday, March 24 2-3pm Gabriel Kline Director’s Discussion
#2  Wednesday, March 29  6-7pm  Taylor Robenalt Make your own custom roulette & profile tools
* Friday, March 31 2-3pm Gabriel Kline Director’s Discussion
#3  Saturday, April 1  12-2pm  Les Powell Electric Kilns
#4  Thursday, April 6  4-5pm  Kyle Cramer Hump molded plates
* Friday, April 7 2-3pm Gabriel Kline Director’s Discussion
#5 Sunday, April 9 11am-12pm Cayce Kolstad How to wire a ceramic lamp
#6 Wednesday, April 12 3-4pm Matt Rudloff Plaster casting
* Friday, April 14 2-3pm Gabriel Kline Director’s Discussion
#7 Wednesday, April 19 11am-12pm Molly Morning-glory Slips, washes & engobes
* Friday, April 21 2-3pm Gabriel Kline Director’s Discussion
#8 Sunday, April 23 12-1pm Autumn Joy Davis Yoga for potters