Wheel Throwing For All Levels S24

Wheel Throwing For All Levels




3/11/2024 to 5/6/2024

Discounts & Other Fees:

$10 Resident Discount

Location: Instructor:
  • Karen McKee
All participants must be 18 years of age or older.

Meeting Times

  • Monday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


In-person class at Fox Chapel Area High School. Everyone must follow FCASD Health & Safety Protocols.

hand building with clay

Wheel throwing is a fun and creative skill that requires practice, patience, a willingness to let go of perfectionism.

  • You will get messy so dress accordingly.
  • Short nails are best to avoid gouging your clay.

Already have experience using the wheel? Bring your projects to life during this studio time when you are guaranteed use of a private wheel.

New to wheel throwing? Karen McKee, a professional potter, will provide step-by-step lessons, demonstrations, and hands-on guidance as you begin the journey of forming your clay into beautiful and functional objects. You will learn:

  • Preparing your clay - wedging
  • Positioning your body
  • Centering the clay
  • Regulating the speed of the wheel
  • Opening the clay
  • Ensuring even pressure and thickness

FCAAE uses stoneware clay, a higher fired clay that is more durable and also microwave, dishwasher and oven safe. All pieces will be fired to cone 6 for a lasting, functional piece of art that you can enjoy every day!

Class size limited to allow each student access to a private wheel.

Fee includes 25 lb bag of clay, all glazes and firings for pieces created using this initial bag of clay.

  • Need more clay? Students wishing to make additional pieces are welcome to do so by purchasing an extra bag of clay. The fee of $48 includes another 25 lb bag of clay, additional glazes, and firing of extra pieces.

Additional Notes

No class March 25th.

New Students must have their own 8 piece clay tool kit. Various manufacturers and vendors offer kits with the required assortment of tools. Please make sure your set has all the items as shown here.

Detailed parking and classroom instructions will be emailed the day before the first class.


  • Class Fee $250.00
Total: $250.00

Note: Class is Full

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