Out of an abundance of caution regarding the COVID-19 epidemic, the Dallas Makerspace closed on March 18 2020 and will remain closed until further notice.

When Tue May 21 6pm — 8:30pm
Where Workshop - Ceramics
1825 Monetary Ln #104 Carrollton, TX 75006
What Demonstration and hands-on help to learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel
Host Brenda Villafuerte


  • Cost: Free
  • Restrictions:
    • DMS members only

Cancellations for this event must be made before May 21, 2019 — 6:00pm.

Registration for the event is closed.

About this Event

This is the first class of a three part beginners class to learn the full ceramics process with hands on help from the teacher, starting by learning how to use the pottery wheel to throw a pot (basic cylindrical shape or bowl), trimming and adding a decorative foot to a pot, glazing a pot, and ending with a finished product.

In this class you will:
Watch a demonstration on how to throw on the potter’s wheel by the teacher
Learn about the different types and applications of clay
Learn about the types of clay DMS offers in the Free Clay Bin provided by the Ceramics Committee
Learn about the fundamentals and the process of wedging a piece of clay
Practice the stages to center a piece of clay on the wheel
Practice opening a centered piece of clay on the wheel
Practice pulling walls on an opened piece of clay on the wheel
Shape a piece of clay into a pot
Learn how to thoroughly clean the wheels after throwing
Learn the process of making ceramics at DMS to correctly store and place pieces on the shelves at each stage of the production process
Briefly get insight into the next steps taught in the following classes, Beginners Trimming 102 and Beginners Glazing 103

Please keep in mind that throwing takes practice, and that this class will focus more on the techniques.

5/21 - Beginners Throwing 101
5/22 - Beginners Trimming 102
5/29 - Beginners Glazing 103

Special Considerations and Warnings

Throwing can get messy! Please wear clothes that you won’t mind getting dirty. Although not required, it is also recommended to have short fingernails as it is easier to throw with shorter nails.