The Secret to “Footing” Pots

March 16

The Secret to “Footing” Pots


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $40

1:00pm to 2:30pm EST

A comprehensive, start to finish guide, this virtual demonstration details basic to advanced trimming techniques while considering the function and aesthetics of footed vessels. Harley will discuss and demonstrate techniques such as tap centering, trimming chucks and tools, alterations and more. Together, we will explore trimming/footing cups, bowls, plates, and teapots.

This demonstration will be conducted live as a Zoom Webinar. Participants tune in without video or sound keeping all focus on the artist’s demonstration. Participants can communicate through the chat and submit questions through the Q&A feature during the live event.

Participants will receive an email from Peters Valley at least 48 hours prior that includes a link and a password. Only registered participants will be admitted. Peters Valley records online programs and shares them with registered participants as a non-downloadable link for one week following the live event.

Level: Intermediate
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: Adult



Harley Weigle

Harley Weigle holds a Bachelors in Fine Arts with a concentration in ceramics from Shippensburg University and completed a Post-Baccalaureate program in Ceramics at the University of Florida. Currently, Harley serves as a high school art educator, specializing in ceramics, in Hanover, PA. Beyond teaching, he works at Michael Sherrill’s Mudtools as a social media manager and marketer. Harley’s functional ceramic vessels have garnered recognition, being sold and exhibited on a national scale.

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