Fall 2023 Pottery

September 14 - November 9, 2023

Thursday’s 7 - 9 p.m.

This class investigates the basic ceramic techniques of throwing and hand building to create functional and sculptural work including bowls, cups and vases. Both beginner and experienced students are welcome. Class Meets Thursday evening from 7-9 pm for 9 weeks starting September 14th at the Juniata College Ceramic Studio in the Sil business incubator.

I encourage everyone to spend time in the studio outside of class, because the more time you spend practicing the more you will improve. Practice makes improvement! Feel free to utilize the studio and provided materials when class isn’t in session, as well as in the evenings, and on the weekends. The degree seeking student class schedule is posted on the throwing room and handbuilding room doors for your reference when planning your schedule. I highly recommend that all students keep their nails cut short for the duration of the class. Short nails may not be pretty, but your pots will prettier because of it! Long nails gouge into clay, making it harder to throw and often accidentally leave half moon gouges on leather hard wares. All jewelry should be removed from hands and wrists, long dangling necklaces should also be removed, long hair should be tied back.

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The scheduled events are liable to change based on the ever-changing studio environment and the needs of the students within.

  • Sept 14 - Welcome to the Studio! Bowl & Cup Demo
  • Sept 21 - Trimming Bowls & Cups Demo
  • Sept 28 - Handle demo
  • Oct 5 – Slip Demo
  • Oct 12 – No Class for Fall Break. Studio will be open over the weekend.
  • Oct 19 - Request a Demo
  • Oct 26 – Work, work, work day!
  • Nov 2 - Fancy Glazing Demo
  • Nov 9 - Work, work, work day!
  • Nov 16 - Last day of class! Work day for Glazing only.

Students should consider Thurs 11/9 their last day for throwing, Sat 11/11 their last day for trimming/handle application/leather hard surface design. All Greenware needs to be greenware shelf by noon on Sun 11/12 so we can have everything bisque for class on 11/16. “The answer to every question in ceramics is. ‘it depends’.” -Lorna Meaden



Fall 2023 Water Aerobics

Sessions begin September 12, 2023

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

No classes on the following dates: September 19, September 21, October 12 and November 23.

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If you have additional questions or need assistance with
registration, please call (814) 641-3604 or email events@juniata.edu.