Small classes, wheel throwing and hand-building. 9 weeks + Final Weekend Party, includes 25 lbs of clay, glazes and firing.
Contact Barbara with any questions.
A fun group workshop fashioned with hand-building techniques that you can use almost anywhere. We'll start with the wonderfully organic methods of pinching and coiling to create our forms. We'll add slab work, designing with paper templates and a myriad of original textures.
The following Saturday, we'll finish our bisqued pieces with various glazing techniques. All works will be final fired for later pick up.
Tuition: $235.00 includes all materials. See "Registration Requires" below.
Contact Barbara with any questions.
Studio time for current students: This has moved to my new BLOG. Follow the instructions on the blog to sign up for your 2 hours. Hi-tech!
"Fantastic introduction...Classes are small, so if you're new to pottery - like me - you get lots of attention. If you're already experienced, then you get Barbara's expert advice when you want it. Great atmosphere...and a great way to explore the medium."
-Elizabeth W. Seattle, WA
"I had never used a potter's wheel or even been inside a pottery studio when I began classes with Barbara. She has made the study of pottery very enjoyable as well as informative. We always have a lot of fun in class, but it is a serious class and a great educational experience. Barb is very patient as well and encouraging to all her students no matter what their skill level is. I highly recommend Barbara Dunshee Pottery."
"Barbara is an excellent teacher, and she creates a warm and fun learning atmosphere. Barbara strikes the perfect balance of challenging students, while giving them plenty of room to experiment on their own. She personalizes her teaching for each student, helping students develop and achieve goals. Her studio provides a great learning environment, and she has a great glaze collection! All in all, top-notch!!"
"Barbara's pottery class is like a very good Tapas restaurant that is vibrant, full of surprises, and will bring you back again and again. Intrigued by her art work, I signed up for her class a year ago and have since become one of the many loyal students of hers. As a slow learner myself, she has been amazingly patient and never show any sign of irritation. Barbara is always dependable, helpful with suggestions, and overflow with artistic ideas. She is truly the best pottery instructor in this area."
"I used to take ceramics a long time ago and wanted to get back into something more creative than sitting behind a desk all day -- this class was perfect...super fun! Lots of different skill levels so I didn't feel silly not remembering anything, but when I was getting more comfortable with the clay, Barbara was great about really encouraging students. She'll help you experiment with different techniques while still giving you the demos and advice you need to keep learning. Really recommend..."
Student work can be viewed at the BD Pottery BLOG.
Available for classes or private studio lessons. Please contact me to coordinate scheduling and delivery.
Individual: $150 for one-on-one 2-1/2 hour lesson. I include materials and firing. Scheduled individually.
Semi-private (2 or more persons): $110 per student for 2-1/2 hours, including materials and firing. Scheduled individually.
Team Building Pottery Instruction also available, Please contact me for details and pricing.
Barbara Dunshee Pottery practices sustainability and water conservation! We wet-clean as we work to keep clay dust to a minimum, ensuring clean, healthy air in the studio. The studio water is sourced with non-plumbed containers, allowing all clay and glazes to be recycled and reused within the ecosystem of the studio. Electric lighting is a combination of LED and full-spectrum fluorescents. Flooring is recycled rubber from tires. Even the students are recycled since they keep coming right back!