Beginning Wheel Throwing - Saturdays

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This course is for beginning students who want to learn how to make functional tableware on the potter’s wheel.  Students will learn how to wedge clay,  follow the steps to create cylinders, cups, and bowl forms. Finishing techniques including trimming and adding handles will be taught. We will also cover basic glazing and surface techniques. Please come to class excited, ready for new insights, prepared for lots of practice and a positive attitude!

July 14th - September 8th, 2018


10:00 am to 1:00 pm

COST INCLUDES: One 25lb bag of house clay, instruction, studio membership and museum membership during the length of the class. Students are responsible for purchasing clay through the studio's store. Clay cost includes firing fees, wax, studio stains, and cone 10 glazes. NO OUTSIDE CLAY ALLOWED.

  • $275.00
  • $225.00 = AMOCA docents




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Instructor: Tim Decker

About Tim:

Timothy Decker, a Los Angeles native, began his love affair with clay while in high school. He quickly discovered his infatuation with the potter’s wheel and an interest in the more technical aspects of ceramics. He spent many hours volunteering after school learning to fire his first kiln. Timothy moved on to Pasadena City College in 2005 to study under Phil Cornelius, Jim Gonzalez, Keiko Fukazawa and Jenchi Wu. His technical knowledge proved to be an asset and within two months he was hired on as a Lab Technician, a role he still holds today. In January 2013, Timothy was introduced to John Mason and he currently serves as John’s Studio Assistant. It was through his work with John that he met Peter Shire, leading to a short stint as a Production Potter for Echo Park Pottery.

Timothy joined AMOCA Ceramics Studio in September 2016 as their Studio Technician.



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