Pottery on the Wheel

August 2 - August 6, 2021

Pottery on the Wheel


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $275
Material Fee: $65

Clay can be manipulated into all sorts of shapes by pinching, coiling, connecting slabs, carving, stamping, extruding,and being thrown on the potter’s wheel. From bowls to animals to tiles, the sky’s the limit. Come and learn about the properties of clay by first exploring the basics of hand-building, and then focus on creating wheel thrown pieces, learning to wedge, center, open and shape forms. Students will be encouraged to combine techniques using what they have learned about construction to facilitate the completion of designs that they imagine. This class is perfect for students who have worked in ceramics before, or beginner students just starting their adventure with clay. Students with prior wheel throwing experience will be encouraged to develop a unique body of work which reflects their own interests and skills. Using the natural environment of the park as our inspiration, an assortment of wheel-thrown and decorated projects will be completed by each student and fired in the electric kiln.

*This workshop runs from 9:00am-3:00pm each day.

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Ages 10-12, Youth



Bonnie Hull

Bonnie Hull is a local potter from Sandyston, NJ who holds a BFA in Ceramics from SUNY New Paltz and a degree in Occupational Therapy from Orange County Community College. She has worked with students of all ages, having taught and demonstrated numerous times at schools as a representative for Peters Valley.