Clay classes scheduled at SCC

by Aug 24, 2012A&E, COMMUNITY sgadugi, Happenings0 comments

Southwestern Community College will be offering three new Clay Classes beginning in September.  To register, stop by the SCC Swain Center located at 60 Almond School Road in Bryson City or call (828) 366-2000. Space is limited.

Clay: Handbuilding

Sept. 10 – Nov. 26, Mon. 2-6pm, room 123, Instructor: E. Delfield, Cost: $125

This course provides students from beginner to intermediate skill level in pottery a focus on handbuilding a variety of clay forms. Students will experiment with a slab construction, coil and pinch methods, as well as slump molds and stamping. Students will also work on surface decorations, glazing and firing of their work. Supplies not included. Prerequisites: None

Clay: Holiday Decorations

Sept. 12 – Dec. 5, Wed. 1-5pm, room 123, Instructor: A. Burrell, Cost: $125

Students in this course will learn how to use clay to create a variety of holiday themed decorations. Projects in the class will be handbuilding based and focus on upcoming holidays during the semester. Materials are not included. Prerequisites: None

Clay: Lidded Forms

Sept. 12 – Nov. 7, Wed. 2-5pm, room 125, Instructor: D. Hubbs, Cost: $65

During this course students will concentrate on lidded vessels with an emphasis on good design and production. Topics include sugar bowls, casseroles, lidded candy dishes, lidded canisters, lidded bottles, butter dishes, and teapots. The use of the extruder and slab roller will be incorporated into the design of items. At the conclusion of the course students will be proficient with at least four lid forms, including cutting lids from closed forms and the use of hand-building tools. In addition, students will have enhanced their surface finishing techniques including glazing. Supplies not included. Prerequisites: Beginning Wheel or Instructor’s Permission

Southwestern Community College offers an Associate of Fine Arts degree and Master Potters Certificate at Swain Center, located at 60 Almond School Road, Bryson City. Info: Southwestern Community College at (828) 366-2000 or on the web at