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Fun at the wheel
Fun at the wheel

Pottery Classes at Carolina Clay Connection

Learn to throw on the potter's wheel. All levels, beginner through advanced. Instructor - Leon Nichols, master potter. Most sessions are 8-weeks, summer session is 6-weeks.
The Wednesday morning class is in handbuilding.
Pick a time that suits you:

Monday evening:      6:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Potter's wheel - Instructor, Leon Nichols

Monday morning:   10:00 am - 12:30 pm- Potter's wheel - Instructor, Durleen Odom
Tuesday evening:      6:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Potter's wheel - Instructor, Leon Nichols
Wednesday morning:  10:00 am - 12:30 pm - Handbuilding - Instructor, Jinny Hargrave
Wednesday evening: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Potter's wheel -Instructor, Leon Nichols
Thursday evening:
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Potter's wheel -Instructor, Leon Nichols
Friday morning:  10:00 am - 12:30 pm - Potter's wheel - Instructor, Leon Nichols

Pottery Classes 2018:

Week of January 8, 8-week session, cost $195 
Week of March 5,   8-week session, cost $195
Week of April 30,   8-week session, cost $195
Week of July 9 , 6-week session, cost $160 (short summer session, Wed am not available)
Week of August 20, 8-week session, cost $195
Week of October 15, 8-week session, cost $195

Classes are very small, call first to reserve space. Beginners are welcome. Call to register, as class size is limited and priority is given to currently enrolled students.

Please note that due to heavy demand, we usually have a waiting list so put your name on it several weeks prior to the class.
Class fee includes a $15 lab fee to partially cover firing of class work and house glazes.
Dress for mess! Wear clay clothes, bring an old towel, a large sponge for clean-up, and a small bucket. Basic pottery tool kit is available to our students at a discount. To register, call or come in 

Private classes can be arranged by appointment.

We are located in the South End area, just south of downtown Charlotte, near Dilworth.
(From South Blvd, turn west onto Tremont Ave, take first left on Hawkins St, we are the third building on the right.)  Call 704/376-7221 to register.

2018 Wildacres Weekend Sculpture/Clay Retreat
 Spring and Fall Weekend sculpture/clay retreat!   2018
Spring:  April 7-9, 2018
Fall:       October 5-7, 2018
Spend a wonderful weekend in the North Carolina mountains experiencing our semi-annual sculpture/clay retreat. Wildacres is a fantastic artist and writers retreat located near Little Switzerland. The workshop includes lodging and all meals. Figurative or abstract sculpture can be explored, or work on a special pottery project. Space is limited to the first ten participants. Cost is $285 which is inclusive of lodging (private room, $60 extra), meals and the workshop, except clay. Clay can be purchased prior to the workshop at Carolina Clay, or you can bring your own. Bring your ideas, sketches, and clay tools. Come and create with us! To check out Wildacres go to
To register, call Jinny Hargrave at Carolina Clay Connection, 704/376-7221.
We hope to make this an annual event, both spring and fall. Dates to be determined.

2132 Hawkins Street Charlotte, NC 28203

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