Wheel Throwing Classes

Learn to throw on the wheel with these online pottery classes. We'll teach you to throw ceramic cups, mugs, pitchers, teapots, plates, bowls, and more.

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  • Lidded Jars

    10 items

    These lidded jars make perfect sugar bowls, honey jars, tea jars and more.

    Tools & Materials
    1 lb of Clay, divided into 3/4 lb ball and 1/4 lb ball.
    Medium Red Mud Tools Rib
    Wooden Clay Knife
    Cutting Wire
    Dolan 444 Trimming Tool
    Serrated Rib
    Chamois
    Calipers

  • Thrown Goblets

    10 items

    Throwing composite pieces is a great way to make complex forms like this goblet.

    Tools & Materials
    1 lb of Clay, divided into 3/4 lb ball and 1/4 lb ball.
    Medium Red Mud Tools Rib
    Wooden Clay Knife
    Cutting Wire
    Dolan 444 Trimming Tool
    Serrated Rib
    Chamois
    Calipers

  • Forms with Altered Rims

    10 items

    Altering rims is a fun way to change the shape of wheel-thrown pots and make them more exciting.

    Tools & Materials
    2 lbs Clay of Your Choice (Laguna B-Mix 5)
    Dolan 444 Trimming Tool
    Dolan Circle Trimming Tool
    Flexible Ribs (I use Mudtools)
    Bat

  • Medium Bowl

    7 items

    This bowl is the perfect size for salads, fruit, mashed potatoes, or other side dishes.

    ools & Materials
    5 Lbs. Clay of Your Choice (Laguna B-Mix 5)
    Basic Pottery Kit
    Flexible Ribs (I use Mudtools)
    Sponge
    HydraBat (or bat of your choice)

  • Yunomi
    9 items

    Yunomi

    9 items

    Yunomi are great little cups for tea based on a traditional Japanese form. You can modify this to suit your style.

    Tools & Materials
    1 lb. Clay of Your Choice (Laguna B-Mix 5)
    Wooden Clay Knife
    Cutting Wire
    Red Flexible Rib (I use Mudtools)
    Canvas, Slab Mat, or Ware Board
    Dolan 444 Trimm...

  • Thrown Tea Bowls

    9 items

    This sweet little tea bowl is full of charm and character and don’ let the name fool you, they can be used for more than just tea.

    Tools & Materials
    1 lb. Clay of Your Choice (Laguna B-Mix 5)
    Wooden Clay Knife
    Cutting Wire
    Red Flexible Rib (I use Mudtools)
    Ware Board
    Dolan 444 Trimming T...

  • Throwing Spoons Off the Hump

    13 items

    There are many ways to make clay spoons. In this class, we’ll throw the bowl and handle and then attach them. Small items like clay spoon parts can be difficult to throw, but I’ll show you how easy it can be using the hump method. So, come along and I’ll show you how to throw the parts and assemb...

  • Small Bottles with Stoppers

    14 items

    Small bottles are perfect for storing oils, perfumes, herbs, or spices. They’re also look great just sitting on a shelf. Small items like these mini bottles and stoppers can be difficult to throw, but I’ll show you how easy it can be using the hump method. So, come along and we’ll make a pretty, ...

  • Throwing Knobs Off the Hump

    6 items

    Knobs are a very useful thing to know how to make. They can be used on lids, as stoppers for bottles, and for drawer pulls.

    Tools & Materials
    Pottery Wheel (Bailey Pro XL)
    Clay of Choice (Laguna 16 Mid-Range Porcelain)
    Basic Pottery Kit (Rib, Sponge, Needle Tool, Trimming Tool, Cutting Wire...

  • Throwing Bottle Stoppers Off the Hump

    7 items

    Bottle stoppers are handy to have around and make great gifts.

    Tools & Materials
    Pottery Wheel (Bailey Pro XL)
    Clay of Choice (Laguna 16 Mid-Range Porcelain)
    Basic Pottery Kit (Rib, Sponge, Needle Tool, Trimming Tool, Cutting Wire)
    Fettling Knife
    Chamois
    Bucket of Water
    Mud Tools Red Ri...

  • Throwing Small Bowls Off the Hump

    12 items

    Learn how to make small bowls, which are perfect for sauces, holding rings, spoon rests, and so many other uses.

    Tools & Materials
    Pottery Wheel (Bailey Pro XL)
    Clay of Choice (Laguna 16 Mid-Range Porcelain)
    Basic Pottery Kit (Rib, Sponge, Needle Tool, Trimming Tool, Cutting Wire)
    Fettling...

  • Thrown Berry Bowl and Plate

    17 items

    This handled, perforated bowl and plate are perfect for rinsing and serving berries.

    Tools & Materials
    Pottery Wheel (Bailey Pro XL)
    Clay of Choice (Laguna 16 Mid-Range Porcelain)
    Basic Pottery Kit (Rib, Sponge, Needle Tool, Trimming Tool, Cutting Wire)
    Fettling Knife
    Chamois
    Bucket of W...

  • Throwing A Dinner Plate

    10 items

    Learn to throw your own plates.

    Tools & Materials
    Pottery Wheel (Bailey Pro XL)
    Clay of Choice (Laguna 16 Mid-Range Porcelain)
    Basic Pottery Kit (Rib, Sponge, Needle Tool, Trimming Tool, Cutting Wire)
    Fettling Knife
    Chamois
    Bucket of Water
    Mud Tools Red and Yellow Ribs

  • Throwing A Yarn Bowl

    11 items

    Keep your yarn untangled while knitting with this sweet yarn bowl.

    Tools & Materials
    Pottery Wheel (Bailey Pro XL)
    Clay of Choice (Laguna 16 Mid-Range Porcelain)
    Basic Pottery Kit (Rib, Sponge, Needle Tool, Trimming Tool, Cutting Wire)
    Fettling Knife
    Chamois
    Bucket of Water
    Mud Tools Re...

  • Throwing A Whiskey Cup

    12 items

    This is a great little whiskey cup that serves equally well for juice at breakfast.

    Tools & Materials
    Pottery Wheel (Bailey Pro XL)
    Clay of Choice (Laguna 16 Mid-Range Porcelain)
    Basic Pottery Kit (Rib, Sponge, Needle Tool, Trimming Tool, Cutting Wire)
    Fettling Knife
    Chamois
    Bucket of Wa...

  • Introduction to Thrown Bowls

    10 items

    We all need bowls. Let’s continue our introduction to throwing with this key shape.

    Tools & Materials
    1.5 lb. Clay of Your Choice (Laguna 16 Mid-Range Porcelain)
    Basic Pottery Kit
    Flexible Rib (I use Mudtools)
    Ware Board
    Dolan 444 Trimming Tool
    Dolan Circle Trimming Tool

  • Throwing A Pitcher

    16 items

    Pitchers are such versatile forms. Not only are they functional for syrup, milk, gravy, or other food items they just look great sitting on a table filled with flowers!

    Tools & Materials
    Pottery Wheel (Bailey Pro XL)
    Clay of Choice (Laguna 16 Mid-Range Porcelain)
    Basic Pottery Kit (Rib, Spo...

  • Throwing A Bud Vase

    12 items

    Bud vases are the perfect form to practice making various shapes by combining convex and concave curves.

    Tools & Materials
    Pottery Wheel (Bailey Pro XL)
    Clay of Choice (Laguna 16 Mid-Range Porcelain)
    Basic Pottery Kit (Rib, Sponge, Needle Tool, Trimming Tool, Cutting Wire)
    Fettling Knife
    ...

  • Throwing A Mug

    16 items

    Mugs, like cups, are a basic form and from them you can make many other shapes.

    Tools & Materials
    Pottery Wheel (Bailey Pro XL)
    Clay of Choice (Laguna 16 Mid-Range Porcelain)
    Basic Pottery Kit (Rib, Sponge, Needle Tool, Trimming Tool, Cutting Wire)
    Fettling Knife
    Chamois
    Bucket of Water
    ...

  • Throwing A Cup

    15 items

    This class covers the basics of throwing a cup on the pottery wheel. Once you can throw a cup you can make many other shapes.

    Tools & Materials
    Pottery Wheel (Bailey Pro XL)
    Clay of Choice (Laguna 16 Mid-Range Porcelain)
    Basic Pottery Kit (Rib, Sponge, Needle Tool, Trimming Tool, Cutting Wi...

  • Introduction to Wheel Throwing

    24 items

    This class is perfect if you’re just learning to throw or need a little tune up.

    Tools & Materials
    Pottery Wheel (Bailey Pro XL)
    Clay of Your Choice
    Basic Pottery Kit

  • Closed Form Lidded Jar

    8 items

    Throwing closed forms is a great way to make lidded jars, boxes, and even teapots!

    Tools & Materials
    Pottery Wheel
    1.6 lbs Clay (Laguna B-Mix 5)
    Sponge
    Medium Red Mud Tools Rib
    Wooden Rib
    Wooden Clay Knife
    Dolan Clay Knife
    Needle Tool
    Square Ended Tool
    Cutting Wire
    Dolan 444 Trimmin...

  • Thrown Altered Basket

    12 items

    I love making these wheel-thrown baskets. In this class we will use throwing and slab building techniques to create composite altered baskets. This is a great way to experiment with size, shape, and altering a thrown form. With these skills you’ll be able to create many different altered basket a...

  • Thrown Wall Vase

    10 items

    Out of space for pottery? No problem, these wall vases can be made in a variety of sizes and can be hung anywhere! In this class we’ll use throwing and slab building techniques to create wall vases and I’ll show you a bookend option as well.

    Tools & Materials
    Pottery Wheel
    3 lbs (or so) of C...