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Fired Up for Pottery
Karen VanVyve
Wednesdays 1pm-4pm

Get your hands dirty and experience the satisfaction of designing your own pottery.  In this class you will create bowls, cups, boxes, animal sculptures, lidded vessels and more!

Students will be introduced to basic hand building techniques which include pinch pot, slab, and coil construction.  Students will learn alternative decorating processes to make their work unique - such as slip, sgraffito, image transfer, and stenciling. Potters will explore texture and color and use a variety of glaze’s on their work.  

You'll also have the opportunity to work on the pottery wheel. 

We will explore these techniques through classroom demonstrations, which students can use to personalize their own projects. 

Pre-Registration is Required. Click the button below to Sign Up!



Level: All Levels

Age: 13+ (anyone under the age of 18 must be with an adult)

Class Fee: $24 for Members; $30 for Non-Members

(Membership information is available HERE)

Supplies: Students must purchase materials from the Beach Art Center at the first class and each time more clay is needed.

Materials Fee: $25 includes, clay, glaze, and firing. 


Potters need 3 to 4 classes to complete ONE piece from creation to firing, so please plan accordingly.  Clay pieces that are left in the studio for 60 days or more may be thrown out or repurposed by the Beach Art Center.


We also offer "Pottery Open Studio" space to our Pottery Class Students only.  

As a BAC Member, students will receive 1 (free) Open Studio per 1 (paid) Pottery Class.  Non-Member students will be charged a fee of $10 for Open Studio.

Open Studio registration is required due to limited space. 

Click here for Info/Registration for Open Studio.

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Meet your Instructor...

Karen VanVyve

After years of creating art and some years teaching others how to make it, I have become aware that so much of the joy of what I do is about the connections made with other people and art. For me expression in creativity started with sewing at an early age and spread into other genres such as painting, jewelry making and pottery.

Membership Benefit:

$6 OFF

Our Members receive a discount. Sign up and receive $6 off every weekly class, plus free Open Studio!

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Classes Policy

All fees associated with classes are non-refundable once the class has started.  In the event a registrant needs to change or cancel their registration, the registrant should use the link provided in the confirmation email to reschedule to a future class.  If the student needs to cancel for a refund prior to the start of class you must contact the Beach Art Center as far in advance as possible. Any agreement to cancel or transfer a registration after the class has taken place is made at the sole discretion of the instructor.  

Beach Art Center reserves the right to cancel classes if minimums are not met or for any other reason relevant to business needs. In the event of a cancellation initiated by Beach Art Center, the registrant will be rescheduled or will receive a full refund.  Beach Art Center does not hold credits on account for future use.

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