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519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States

December 2019

$15

Family Saturday: Christmas Tree Lantern

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am / Each Saturday, until December 7.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: December 5
Ages: 5+
Academy Center of the Arts

Instructor Anna Ellis will teach students how to make Christmas Tree Lanterns just in time for Christmas!

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January 2020

$15

Family Saturday: Snow Man Nesting Bowls

January 11, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm / Each Satuday, until January 11.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: January 10
Ages: 5+

Instructor Anna Ellis will help your children and you get in the mood for winter with a set of snow man bowls made of clay!

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$150

Monday Independent Studio

January 13, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm / Each Monday, until March 2.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: January 11
Ages: 15+
Academy Center of the Arts

nstructor: Ted Batt For experienced potters looking for studio time but not necessarily instruction. Have access to pottery wheels, tools, glazes and firing and work at your own pace. Includes a 25lb. bag of clay with registration.

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$95

Mosaic Madness

January 13, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm / Each Monday, until February 10.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: January 11
Ages: 15+
Academy Center of the Arts

In this fun and fully interactive class, learn to make your own mosaic art pieces, with instructor, Kim Clarke. We will be working using the direct method. Choose from several project bases (mirror, address number plaques, frames etc). All bases and materials are included, along with colored glass, adhesives and grout. Use the wide array of colored glass and mirror tiles provided or bring in your own tiles, bases other fun items that can be used in mosaics. Great for beginners. **A $15 materials fee is due to the instructor on the first night of class. Artist Bio: Kim Clarke originally from California has been a teacher and artist for many years. She has an artistic style which is very fun and whimsical. Kim’s art pieces reside in galleries and private collections all over the world including France and Australia. Upon visiting Lynchburg she discovered the Pottery Studio at the Academy center and loved it.  Her passion for clay, mosaics, and pottery brought her to teaching classes and workshops there. She now calls Virginia home.

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$200

Pottery Basics and Beyond

January 13, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Monday, until March 2.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: January 11
Ages: 15+
Academy Center of the Arts

Instructor: Kim Clarke Ready to try your hand at the potter’s wheel? There will be helpful demonstrations and lots of hands-on time in this session. You will be learning the basics of wheel throwing, hand building, and surface decoration in this fun and casual class, taught by instructor Kim Clarke. You will get some tips and tricks that will help you create some beautiful pottery! This is a great way for you to take a break and explore your creative side in this fun introduction to clay. No experience needed! Tuition includes a 25 lb. bag of clay and glaze and firing costs. Artist Bio: Kim Clarke originally from California has been a teacher and artist for many years. She has an artistic style which is very fun and whimsical. Kim’s art pieces reside in galleries and private collections all over the world including France and Australia. Upon visiting Lynchburg she discovered the Pottery Studio at the Academy center and loved it.  Her passion for clay, mosaics, and pottery brought her to teaching classes and workshops there. She now calls Virginia home.

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$200

Clay Lab

January 14, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm / Each Tuesday, until March 3.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: January 12
Ages: 15+
Academy Center of the Arts

Clay Lab – investigating the surface through material studies, clay science and experimentation. Open to all skill levels. “Further your understanding of clay as a raw material to realized object.”   Tuition includes a 25 lb. bag of clay and glaze and firing costs.  Instructor: Justin Rice   Justin Rice is a multi disciplinary artist working with drawing, printmaking, woodworking and ceramics. He earned his BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art, majoring in Drawing with a concentration in Printmaking. His large scale drawings, woodblock prints and etchings explore the narrative world of graphic mark making. Justin is a founding member and co-owner of Oxide Pottery in Lynchburg VA. He has been a full time potter and instructor for 10 years. His work is carried in galleries and museum shops across the United States, most notably: Museum of Art and Design NY, Baltimore Museum of Art, American Folk Art Museum, Boston Museum of Fine Art and American Visionary Art Museum. Justin’s current work at the Academy focuses on developing the tactile clay surface with the use of locally harvested materials in conjunction with the reduction atmosphere of the gas kiln. When not in the studio, you can find Justin exploring the…

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$130

Young Potters: Beginning Throwing

January 14, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm / Each Tuesday, until February 18.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: January 13
Ages: 9-14
Academy Center of the Arts

Get creative centering and throwing on the wheel with instructor Ruth Glaze! Learn hand building and enjoy advanced projects according to skill level.   Artist’s Bio Prior to her current position as art teacher at Heritage High School, Ruth Glaze has taught full time as Professor of Art at Judson College, Mississippi College, and Liberty University.  She received a Master of Education in Art from Mississippi College with a focus in pottery.  Exhibitions of her work include galleries in Missouri, Alabama, and Mississippi. Ruth enjoys teaching as a means of sharing her excitement for the limitless creative opportunities provided through the medium of clay.

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$140

Introduction to Kiln Fired Glass

January 14, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / Each Tuesday, until February 4.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: January 12
Ages: 15+
Academyl Center of the Arts

Acquire glass cutting skills and learn the basics of firing and slumping while creating projects in glass. Possible projects include sun catchers, bowls, vases and many others. Instructor is Suzanne Michaels.  Class is limited to six students!

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$200

Beginning & Intermediate Pottery

January 14, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Tuesday, until March 3.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: January 12
Ages: 15+
Academy Center of the Arts

For beginning and intermediate students with instructor Justin Rice. Introduction to and focusing on wheel throwing and incorporating some hand building and glazing techniques, with advanced technique instruction for returning students. Tuition includes a 25 lb. bag of clay and glaze and firing costs.   Justin Rice is a multi disciplinary artist working with drawing, printmaking, woodworking and ceramics. He earned his BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art, majoring in Drawing with a concentration in Printmaking. His large scale drawings, woodblock prints and etchings explore the narrative world of graphic mark making. Justin is a founding member and co-owner of Oxide Pottery in Lynchburg VA. He has been a full time potter and instructor for 10 years. His work is carried in galleries and museum shops across the United States, most notably: Museum of Art and Design NY, Baltimore Museum of Art, American Folk Art Museum, Boston Museum of Fine Art and American Visionary Art Museum. Justin’s current work at the Academy focuses on developing the tactile clay surface with the use of locally harvested materials in conjunction with the reduction atmosphere of the gas kiln. When not in the studio, you can find Justin exploring the streams, rivers,…

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$200

Clay Exploration

January 15, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm / Each Wednesday, until March 4.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: January 13
Ages: 15+
Academy Center of the Arts

Is there an idea you have in your head, bud don’t quite know how to pull it off?  Receive expert instruction from Kim Clarke or work independently.  Bring your own ideas for projects. Demonstrations will be tailored to reflect each student’s individual needs and goals.  Combined with personalized feedback from the instructor, this class will help you to make remarkable strides in your abilities to express yourself through clay.  For beginners and experienced potters! Tuition includes a 25 lb. bag of clay and glaze and firing costs. Artist Bio: Kim Clarke originally from California has been a teacher and artist for many years. She has an artistic style which is very fun and whimsical. Kim’s art pieces reside in galleries and private collections all over the world including France and Australia. Upon visiting Lynchburg she discovered the Pottery Studio at the Academy center and loved it.  Her passion for clay, mosaics, and pottery brought her to teaching classes and workshops there. She now calls Virginia home.

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$65

Kids Clayworks: Clay Kitchen

January 15, 2020 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm / Each Wednesday, until February 5.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: January 13
Ages: 6-10
Academy Center of the Arts

Instructor Anna Ellis will lead students in some fun kitchen themed projects, including: Sushi Rattles, Hamburger Mugs, Pie Covered Dishes and Doughnut Pinch Pots.

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$200

Intermediate and Advanced Hand Building

January 15, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Wednesday, until March 4.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: January 13
Ages: 15+
Academy Center of the Arts

Intermediate and more advanced students will learn hand building techniques with teacher Anna Ellis. Advanced students will continue to develop independent work supplemented with a demonstration each class. Demonstrations will cover use of under glazes, utilizing different techniques in a single piece, hand building larger, and complex forms. Students will be encouraged to develop a style with personal distinction motifs in order to complete a body of work by the end of the class.  Tuition includes a 25 lb. bag of clay and glaze and firing costs.

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$150

Thursday Independent Studio

January 16, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Thursday, until March 5.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: January 13
Ages: 15+
Academy Center of the Arts

For experienced potters looking for studio time but not necessarily instruction. Have access to pottery wheels, tools, glazes and firing and work at your own pace. Must have previous experience in pottery.  Includes a 25 lb. bag of clay with registration.

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$40

Pottery Date Night

January 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Friday, until January 17.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: January 15
Ages: 21+

Instructor: Anna Ellis Go ahead and get a little dirty on Friday night! Couples, singles, and friends are welcome to join us at The Academy Center of the Arts Pottery Studio for an evening of fun, romance and hand building a clay project. Instructor Anna Ellis will walk you through the simple steps of making a set of Monogrammed Mugs. Have something to remember your special Date Night for many years!   Beer, wine, light snacks, clay and tools are included. Wear or bring clothes to change into that you don’t mind getting dirty. Preregistration is required. Please register online, but if you have any additional questions contact Ted Batt at tbatt@academycenter.org or 434-528-3256 x127 for more information. The $40 fee is per person and the event is for adults ages 18 and over.

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$160

Beginning Pottery on Saturdays: NEW CLASS!

January 18, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm / Each Saturday, until February 22.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: January 16
Ages: 15+

For beginning and intermediate students; you will learn hand building techniques with teacher Anna Ellis and later in the session will learn throwing on the wheel. Demonstrations will cover use of underglazes, utilizing different techniques in a single piece, hand building larger and complex forms.  Students will be encouraged to develop a style with personal distinction motifs.

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February 2020

$15

Family Saturday: Heart Shaped Covered Dish

February 1, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm / Each Saturday, until February 1.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: January 30
Ages: 5+
Academy Center of the Arts

Get ready for Valentine’s Day with instructor Anna Ellis as you make a covered dish in the shape of a heart!

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$40

Pottery Date Night

February 14, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Friday, until February 14.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: February 12
Ages: 21+
Academy Center of the arts

Instructor: Kim Clarke Go ahead and get a little dirty on Friday night! Couples, singles, and friends are welcome to join us at The Academy Center of the Arts Pottery Studio for an evening of fun, romance and throwing on the pottery wheel. Instructor Kim Clarke will walk you through the simple steps of throwing on the potter’s wheel with a Valentine’s themed project. Beer, wine, light snacks, clay and tools are included. Wear or bring clothes to change into that you don’t mind getting dirty. Preregistration is required. Please register online, but if you have any additional questions contact Ted Batt at tbatt@academycenter.org or 434-528-3256 x127 for more information. The $40 fee is per person and the event is for adults ages 18 and over.

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$140

Introduction to Kiln Fired Glass

February 18, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / Each Tuesday, until March 10.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: February 16
Ages: 15+

Acquire glass cutting skills and learn the basics of firing and slumping while creating projects in glass. Possible projects include sun catchers, bowls, vases and many others. Instructor is Suzanne Michaels.  Class is limited to six students!

Find out more »
$65

KIds Clayworks: Ceramic Menagerie

February 19, 2020 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm / Each Wednesday, until March 11.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: February 17
Ages: 6-10
Academy Center of the Arts

Instructor Anna Ellis will lead students in an animal themed class, creating Llama Mugs, an Elephant Sculpture, a Tiger Wall Hanging and a Bear Bowl!

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$95

Mosaic Madness

February 24, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm / Each Monday, until March 23.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: February 22
Ages: 15+
Academy Center of the Arts

In this fun and fully interactive class, learn to make your own mosaic art pieces, with instructor, Kim Clarke. We will be working using the direct method. Choose from several project bases (mirror, address number plaques, frames etc). All bases and materials are included, along with colored glass, adhesives and grout. Use the wide array of colored glass and mirror tiles provided or bring in your own tiles, bases other fun items that can be used in mosaics. Great for beginners. **A $15 materials fee is due to the instructor on the first night of class. Artist Bio: Kim Clarke originally from California has been a teacher and artist for many years. She has an artistic style which is very fun and whimsical. Kim’s art pieces reside in galleries and private collections all over the world including France and Australia. Upon visiting Lynchburg she discovered the Pottery Studio at the Academy center and loved it.  Her passion for clay, mosaics, and pottery brought her to teaching classes and workshops there. She now calls Virginia home.

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$15

Family Saturday: Leprechaun Hat Jar

February 29, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm / Each Saturday, until February 29.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: February 27
Ages: 5+

Get ready for St. Patrick’s Day with a clay Leprechaun Hat Jar.  Instructor: Anna Ellis

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March 2020

$130

Young Potters: Beginning Throwing

March 3, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm / Each Tuesday, until April 7.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: March 1
Ages: 9-14
Academy Center of the Arts

Get creative centering and throwing on the wheel with instructor Ruth Glaze! Learn hand building and enjoy advanced projects according to skill level.   Artist’s Bio Prior to her current position as art teacher at Heritage High School, Ruth Glaze has taught full time as Professor of Art at Judson College, Mississippi College, and Liberty University.  She received a Master of Education in Art from Mississippi College with a focus in pottery.  Exhibitions of her work include galleries in Missouri, Alabama, and Mississippi. Ruth enjoys teaching as a means of sharing her excitement for the limitless creative opportunities provided through the medium of clay.

Find out more »
$160

Beginning Pottery on Saturdays – NEW CLASS!

March 7, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm / Each Saturday, until April 11.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: March 5
Ages: 15+
Academy Center of the Arts

For beginning and intermediate students; you will learn hand building techniques with teacher Anna Ellis and later in the session will learn throwing on the wheel. Demonstrations will cover use of underglazes, utilizing different techniques in a single piece, hand building larger and complex forms.  Students will be encouraged to develop a style with personal distinction motifs.

Find out more »
$200

Pottery Basics and Beyond

March 16, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Monday, until May 4.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: March 14
Ages: 15+
Academy Center of the Arts

Instructor: Kim Clarke Ready to try your hand at the potter’s wheel? There will be helpful demonstrations and lots of hands-on time in this session. You will be learning the basics of wheel throwing, hand building, and surface decoration in this fun and casual class, taught by instructor Kim Clarke. You will get some tips and tricks that will help you create some beautiful pottery! This is a great way for you to take a break and explore your creative side in this fun introduction to clay. No experience needed! Tuition includes a 25 lb. bag of clay and glaze and firing costs. Artist Bio: Kim Clarke originally from California has been a teacher and artist for many years. She has an artistic style which is very fun and whimsical. Kim’s art pieces reside in galleries and private collections all over the world including France and Australia. Upon visiting Lynchburg she discovered the Pottery Studio at the Academy center and loved it.  Her passion for clay, mosaics, and pottery brought her to teaching classes and workshops there. She now calls Virginia home.

Find out more »
$200

Clay Lab

March 17, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm / Each Tuesday, until May 5.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: March 15
Ages: 15+
Academy Center of the Arts

Clay Lab – investigating the surface through material studies, clay science and experimentation. Open to all skill levels. “Further your understanding of clay as a raw material to realized object.”   Tuition includes a 25 lb. bag of clay and glaze and firing costs.  Instructor: Justin Rice   Justin Rice is a multi disciplinary artist working with drawing, printmaking, woodworking and ceramics. He earned his BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art, majoring in Drawing with a concentration in Printmaking. His large scale drawings, woodblock prints and etchings explore the narrative world of graphic mark making. Justin is a founding member and co-owner of Oxide Pottery in Lynchburg VA. He has been a full time potter and instructor for 10 years. His work is carried in galleries and museum shops across the United States, most notably: Museum of Art and Design NY, Baltimore Museum of Art, American Folk Art Museum, Boston Museum of Fine Art and American Visionary Art Museum. Justin’s current work at the Academy focuses on developing the tactile clay surface with the use of locally harvested materials in conjunction with the reduction atmosphere of the gas kiln. When not in the studio, you can find Justin exploring the…

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$200

Beginning & Intermediate Pottery

March 17, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Tuesday, until May 5.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: March 15
Ages: 15+
Academy Center of the Arts

For beginning and intermediate students with instructor Justin Rice. Introduction to and focusing on wheel throwing and incorporating some hand building and glazing techniques, with advanced technique instruction for returning students. Tuition includes a 25 lb. bag of clay and glaze and firing costs.   Justin Rice is a multi disciplinary artist working with drawing, printmaking, woodworking and ceramics. He earned his BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art, majoring in Drawing with a concentration in Printmaking. His large scale drawings, woodblock prints and etchings explore the narrative world of graphic mark making. Justin is a founding member and co-owner of Oxide Pottery in Lynchburg VA. He has been a full time potter and instructor for 10 years. His work is carried in galleries and museum shops across the United States, most notably: Museum of Art and Design NY, Baltimore Museum of Art, American Folk Art Museum, Boston Museum of Fine Art and American Visionary Art Museum. Justin’s current work at the Academy focuses on developing the tactile clay surface with the use of locally harvested materials in conjunction with the reduction atmosphere of the gas kiln. When not in the studio, you can find Justin exploring the streams, rivers,…

Find out more »
$200

Clay Exploration

March 18, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm / Each Wednesday, until May 6.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: March 16
Ages: 15+

Is there an idea you have in your head, bud don’t quite know how to pull it off?  Receive expert instruction from Kim Clarke or work independently.  Bring your own ideas for projects. Demonstrations will be tailored to reflect each student’s individual needs and goals.  Combined with personalized feedback from the instructor, this class will help you to make remarkable strides in your abilities to express yourself through clay.  For beginners and experienced potters! Tuition includes a 25 lb. bag of clay and glaze and firing costs. Artist Bio: Kim Clarke originally from California has been a teacher and artist for many years. She has an artistic style which is very fun and whimsical. Kim’s art pieces reside in galleries and private collections all over the world including France and Australia. Upon visiting Lynchburg she discovered the Pottery Studio at the Academy center and loved it.  Her passion for clay, mosaics, and pottery brought her to teaching classes and workshops there. She now calls Virginia home.

Find out more »
$200

Intermediate & Advanced Hand Building

March 18, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Wednesday, until May 6.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: March 16
Ages: 15+
Academy Center of the Arts

Intermediate and more advanced students will learn hand building techniques with teacher Anna Ellis. Advanced students will continue to develop independent work supplemented with a demonstration each class. Demonstrations will cover use of under glazes, utilizing different techniques in a single piece, hand building larger, and complex forms. Students will be encouraged to develop a style with personal distinction motifs in order to complete a body of work by the end of the class.  Tuition includes a 25 lb. bag of clay and glaze and firing costs.

Find out more »
$150

Thursday Independent Studio

March 19, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / Each Thursday, until May 7.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: March 17
Ages: 15+
Academy Center of the Arts

For experienced potters looking for studio time but not necessarily instruction. Have access to pottery wheels, tools, glazes and firing and work at your own pace. Must have previous experience in pottery.  Includes a 25 lb. bag of clay with registration.

Find out more »
$140

Introduction to Kiln Fired Glass

March 24, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / Each Tuesday, until April 14.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: March 23
Ages: 15+

Acquire glass cutting skills and learn the basics of firing and slumping while creating projects in glass. Possible projects include sun catchers, bowls, vases and many others. Instructor is Suzanne Michaels.  Class is limited to six students!

Find out more »
$65

Kids Clayworks: Forever Forest

March 25, 2020 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm / Each Wednesday, until April 15.
May Carter Pottery Studio, 519 Commerce Street
Lynchburg, VA United States
Register By: March 23
Ages: 6-10
Academy Center of the Arts

Instructor Anna Ellis will help students create forest themed projects, including: Mushroom Bowls, Tree Mugs, Rabbit Rattles and Fox Bowls.

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