Ceramics: Wheel-thrown and Altered Forms¬

Two wheel-thrown ceramic goblets resting on the ground with beachy sea grass in the background.

Photo courtesy of Rachel Jaffe


Sunday, July 28, 2024
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Virginia MOCA


Adults (16+)
6 sessions 
Rachel Jaffe 

Hone your skills on the potter’s wheel, then push the boundaries as you modify and shape your creations into unconventional forms. This class is designed for potters with basic throwing/hand-building abilities and with a strong desire to take their skills to the next level. Techniques include paddling, darting, altering, the addition of spouts and handles, and stacking leather hard pieces to alter wheel-thrown forms into new, unique shapes. Previous wheel-throwing experience is necessary. 

This program will include group discussion, guided practice, and independent studio time.  

All materials, including one 25-pound bag of clay per student are provided. Works created during this class will be kiln- and glaze-fired. Students will be contacted by the Museum for later pickup of finished artworks.  

Level: Intermediate 
Sundays, July 28–September 1
9:00 AM–12:00 PM
Members $260; Nonmembers $275 

Extended Classwork Hours 

Want a little more time to work on class projects and practice your new skills? Sign up for our extended classwork hours! Extended classwork hours are intended to give you more time in the studio to work outside of class time. For a flat rate of $75, you’ll have access to six additional days in the studio (30 hours total) without guided instruction.   

Working Hours: Saturdays, August 3–September 7 from 10:00 AM–3:00 PM 

Last day for working with wet clay: Saturday, August 31 

Last day for glazing: Saturday, September 7 


Made in VA Biennial

The inaugural Made in VA Biennial juried exhibition celebrates the extraordinary talent of Virginia artists. Featuring over 87 works from 61 artists, this exhibition will present a robust selection of exceptional contemporary art being made throughout the state.

July 12, 2024-January 5, 2025