Wheel Thrown Pottery Workshop

instructor: Sandy Namoff

category: Ceramics

for: Adults

price: $175/$155 for Verge Members/$145 for BIPOC Community (Black, Indigenous, & People of Color)


This enjoyable 4-session class will take place in the Verge classroom on Thursday evenings. The goal of this course is to guide beginner potters through the entire process of throwing a small bowl on the wheel. The process has many steps that your instructor will break down into their components. In the first session, you will learn how to center the clay and make at least one bowl. During the second session, the bowls will be trimmed (adding a base), and finally you will learn how to glaze your creations in the third session. You will have plenty of time to practice and staff will fire everything you finish for you to pick up at a later date. No previous experience is necessary. We will provide all the tools and clay you need. This course is geared toward beginners, but is also appropriate for anyone who needs a refresher course to gain confidence on the wheel.

WHEN: Thursdays Feb 23 & March 2, 9, 16

TIME: 5:00-7:30 PM

PRICE: $175/$155 for Verge Members/$145 for BIPOC Community (Black, Indigenous, & People of Color)

WHO: Adults

INSTRUCTOR: Sandy Namoff

About the teaching artist

Sandy Namoff has been a ceramics enthusiast since she took a ceramics class in college. Most of her experience has been creating functional pieces out of stoneware and she especially loves the rich color pallet of reduction firing produces. Since moving to California from southern Florida 10 years ago, the time she had to devote to ceramics decreased as she completed her PhD in botany. COVID has created time for her to dive back into ceramics at Verge’s Clay Lab. Doing ceramics has helped Sandy get through the pandemic and she wants to share the joy of ceramics with others.

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.


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.