Wheel Throwing for Beginners

instructor: Alejandra Calderon

category: Ceramics

for: Adults, Teens

price: GENERAL $175 / MEMBER $160 / BIPOC Community (Black, Indigenous, & People of Color) $150

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Over the course of four weeks, beginner potters will be guided through the entire process from throwing on the wheel to the final glazing stage. This process has many steps that your instructor will demonstrate and guide you through. In the first two sessions, you will learn how to center the clay and begin forming your vessels. During the third session, the vessels will be trimmed (creating a base). Verge staff will do the first firing (bisque) and then you will come back for the fourth and final class to learn about several glazing options and glaze all your creations. 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.

WHEN: Thursdays, May 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2023

TIME: 5:00-7:30 PM

PRICE: $175 General, $160 Verge Members, $150 BIPOC-Community


INSTRUCTOR: Alejandra Calderon

About the Teaching Artist

Alejandra Calderon is the founder and co-owner of Echeri Ceramics (formerly known as Manjar Ceramics). Echeri Ceramics is a husband and wife run small business based in Sacramento. Their ceramic designs are inspired on their own culture, and drawing inspiration from traditional Mexican pottery. Alejandra was born to a Mexican immigrant family who have always believed in retaining their identity. Once in college she focused in becoming a high school art teacher. After obtaining her credentials her first job was teaching ceramics full time, and it was from there where she fell in love with clay and the different aspects of the ceramic making process, she has since never looked back.

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.

Cancellations and Refund 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 percent of the total class fee. No refunds are given to withdrawals that occur 24 hours before the class begins. Transfers are not accepted after a class begins. Membership fees are non-refundable. Please note we are unable to issue cash refunds


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