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Cup Design Deep Dive: Beginning Wheel-Throwing

Tuesday, January 17, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cup Design Deep Dive

Presented by Utility Works

What makes a cup a cup? What makes a cup a “good” cup? Why do we use some cups in our cabinet more often than others? This 8 week course will teach beginning wheel throwing and ceramic glazing skills by exploring these questions. We will cover the entire process of making a wheel thrown ceramic cup, including design ideation, throwing, trimming, making handles, and surface decoration.

We will also view images of cup designs ancient to modern, and explore our own mug collections. By producing small, functional forms students will build confidence and proficiency in both craftspersonship and critical decision making. Students will leave this class with cups they enjoy using, and the ability to explain why they enjoy them. The pottery skills covered in this course will be applicable to forms other than cups, but by focusing on drinking vessels we will be able to build on new skills rapidly in a short period of time.

This class is designed for complete beginners, but intermediate potters will also find it helpful. With only four students in the class, each potter will receive personal attention, hands-on instruction, and individualized critique.

Supplies included in the ticket price: 25lbs of clay as well as use of all studio tools and glazes. Just bring a sketchbook and pencil!


Instructed by Zach Ozma

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Class Schedule: Tuesday Nights 6-8pm
January 17th 6-8pm
January 24th 6-8pm
January 31st 6-8pm
February 7th 6-8pm
February 14th 6-8pm
February 21st 6-8pm
February 28th 6-8pm
Week off for extended drying and firing the kiln
March 14th 6-8pm


Tuesday, January 17
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Utility Works
32 East Baltimore Avenue
Lansdowne, PA 19050 United States
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