Introduction to Wheel Throwing

a gravy boat
 A bowl with glowing effect
 Two round boxes
 Two teapots

Date: June 24-25, 2023 (Summer)
Medium: Pottery
Instructor: Stuart Gair (email)
Skill Level: All

This class is intended for all skill levels however the focus is on the basics of wheel throwing. Over the course of this two day workshop, students will learn how to throw a cylinder, bowl and mug on the potters wheel. Surface treatment such a carving, stenciling, and brushwork will also be addressed. Although the workshop is intended for beginning throwers, all are welcome as it may be beneficial to see a number of different approaches to throwing a pot on the wheel.

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Undergraduate Credit

Graduate Credit

Tuition does not cover the cost of supplies and materials. Many of the workshops require you to bring specific materials or tools with you.

Supply List

Supplies are subject to change. A final list will be emailed to each participant before the first day of class.

Estimated cost for items to purchase and bring: $10-15


Introduction to Pottery tool kit
needle tool
wooden rib
metal rib
wire tool
large sponge

Studio Fee

All workshops have a studio fee. Fees are collected at the end of the workshop and payable by check or credit card. MU no longer accepts cash.

Estimated studio fee for this workshop: $TBD*

*The final cost may vary depending on the actual cost of materials at the time of the workshop. It is possible for fees to be less or greater than the range indicated depending upon individual student usage.

Studio supply fees are an estimate and can be subject to change due to supply chain issues or transportation cost.

About the Instructor

Stuart Gair received a history degree from Ohio University and completed an MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Recently, Stuart was a long term Artist In Residence at The Archie Bray Foundation, where he created a new body of work, taught classes, and explored the surrounding area. Gair has taught at Harvard University, Carbondale Clay Center and Colorado Mountain College. Recently, he has transitioned into a full-time studio potter and is setting up a studio in Athens, Ohio.