221-Beginner Wheel Throwing

Have you ever wanted to learn the basics of wheel throwing? Drink out of a mug you made yourself? Students will learn how to center the clay, throw, trim & glaze in an encouraging and fun environment. Instructor will demonstrate the basic techniques & work closely with each student to ensure success.

The Center has a wheelchair accessible pottery wheel in our ceramics studio. Please call the office at 908-234-2345 if you are registering for this class and would like to reserve the wheel.

Special Notes

Note on Health & Safety Policy:

COVID-19 vaccinations are suggested but not required.
Mask wearing is suggested but not required. 

All students must comply with the Health and Safety Policies and Procedures found on The Center's website. There will be no refunds for students removed from class for failure to observe The Center’s Health and Safety Policies and Procedures.

In the event of a closure due to the COVID-19 virus, this class will move online using ZOOM. There will be no refunds or credits for classes that were scheduled to take place on-site but were moved to an online format for health and safety purposes.


Students require a basic pottery tool kit and clay. Students may purchase a set of tools from The Center or bring their own. Clay must be bought from The Center.

About the Instructor

Lori Pearson

BA in Psychology and Fine Arts, University of Denver. Owner and Director of E. Walden Studios, Professional potter and teacher with experience in stoneware, Raku, and porcelain clays. Trained in raku, pit, saggar, alternative, salt, wood and electric oxidation firings. Member of the New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, NCECA, Redhawk Native Arts Council, Japan Society of Boston, and The Center for Contemporary Art. Artworks in private, individual and corporate collections


Class Details

April 05 - May 31, 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Days: Wednesday

Tuition: $396

Member Tuition: N/A

Location: The Center for Contemporary Art

Semester: Spring 2023

Level: Adult- Beginner to Advanced Beginner

Instructor: Lori Pearson