Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel

instructor: Sam Radetsky

category: Ceramics

for: Teens, Adults

price: MEMBER $140 / GENERAL $155


Join us for a three-session introductory wheel throwing class! Over the course of three weeks, you will learn the entire wheel throwing process from start to finish. You will first learn how to center the clay and begin forming your vessels. During the next session, the vessels will be trimmed and ultimately fired by Verge staff. The class will conclude with you glazing your creation. You will have plenty of time to practice and staff will fire everything for you to pick up at a later date. No previous experience is needed. All tools and materials included in registration!

This course is geared toward beginners, but is also appropriate for anyone who needs a refresher and would like a more extensive introduction to the facilities at Verge’s Clay Lab.

WHEN: Thursdays, March, 7, 14, & 21 5:00-8:00 pm

WHERE: Verge Center for the Arts

About the Instructor 

Sam Radetsky has been a potter for nearly 20 years. His approach to ceramics is an equal focus on skill and creativity. Without skill and ability, creativity cannot be realized, and without creativity and imagination, skill can become stale. Radetsky’s pottery, both functional and sculptural, has been featured in various shows, exhibits, and events, and is in homes throughout Northern California and beyond. Radetsky is always excited to introduce others to the art form that has given him so much joy and about which he is so passionate.

Community Standards

In order to create a safe and encouraging environment for creativity, we ask that all attendees comply with Verge’s non-discrimination policy which prohibits unlawful discrimination and harassment based on race, color, gender, gender identity/expression, age, physical or mental disability, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by the state or local laws. We also ask that everyone contribute positively to a safe and comfortable environment for all attendees. We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone who does not abide by our community standards stated above.

Cancellation and Refunds Policy

Verge Center for the Arts reserves the right to cancel classes, to change instructors, and to make other changes that may become necessary to ensure a quality experience for participants. In the event that a class is canceled, we will contact all registrants and offer the option of transferring to another available session, or receiving a full refund.

If a participant wishes to withdraw from a class, they must do so in writing at least seven days prior to the first class meeting to receive a full refund, less a $25 processing fee. Withdrawals occurring within seven days prior to the first class meeting will receive a refund of 50% of the total class fee or may transfer to a class of equal or lesser value. Participants are only eligible for one transfer per registration and must get it approved by Verge staff. No refunds or transfers are given to withdrawals that occur 24 hours or less before the class begins. Membership fees are non-refundable. Please note we are unable to issue cash refunds.