Pottery Lessons with a Twist
Wheel Throwing Skills With Steve Gordon
- Skill building
“She loved the smell of wet dirt the way others might love the smell of roses.” – Dana Hewitt, New City
“I know where I’m going now with art. I have found myself.” – Yvonne Rust, 1994, ages 72
Have you ever wanted to learn how to throw on the pottery wheel?
If you’ve never used a pottery wheel before, this just may be for you. During your 4-hour beginning pottery lesson. Steve patiently takes you through all the basics of wheel throwing from beginning to end. Along the way, you will learn distinctions that may very well change your life… and don’t be surprised if you bust out laughing at least once during your lesson
Pottery Lessons for Couples
We’ll make it fun for you and your Sweetie-Num-Nums…
Ever master was once a disaster…
Come be a disaster! LOL
We provide a perfectly judgement free zone where you can feel free to be as much of a disaster as your little heart desires.
Make a mess! Do it again, We have zillions of towels and sponges and when the day is done, a fully stocked laundry room to wash all your clothes.
Our beautiful studio assistant Haily…
Here’s Haily learning how to detail one of Steve’s big wheel thrown pots. .
The stand-up pottery wheel is perfect for students who don’t want to sit all day…
This couple had a blast creating together. The studio was filled with laughter that day.
The Divine Miss E. …
To this day, kids around the globe are learning how to be a good people AND win the Money Game AND grow up to be self-reliant AND move out AND not have to move back home again 2 years later!
From our teachers to you…
Passing along life lessons that we’ve learned from our teachers.
It’s not like we’re some enlightened gurus, bestowing our gifts upon you, no. But, we’ve both been blessed with amazing teachers during our many years of personal development.
We love nothing more than to pass along some of the wisdom and distinctions we’ve learned.
You will not just learn ceramics. You just may learn something that will be a complete surprise to you and change you to your very core.
Take a Seat or Stand Up… Why do we have stand-up and sit-down pottery wheels?
If you’re like most people, the only way you’ve ever seen anyone throw pottery on a wheel is in the sitting down position.
In reality, people lose themself in the mud in every conceivable position.
There’s no rules. Standing up works best for both of us.
Learning to center clay on the pottery wheel.
Learning to center clay on the wheel is a lot like learning to be centered in life.
Sometimes when you’re new, just when you think you’ve got everything under control, the whole piece slides right off the wheel. The best piece you’ve ever made can go South in an instant while a “mistake” turns out to be the best thing that could have ever happened.
But don’t worry, no clay goes to waste around here.
We’ll recycle it and use it again.
Focus - Focus - Focus
If you’re like a lot of beginners, you’ll become mesmerized by the wheel.
The question is, what will you focus on? Whatever you stay focused on, you’ll create.
Vacation plus pottery equals fun
So are you ready to play in the mud like a kid?
When you’re here, you’re on vacation. Let’s not take ourselves too seriously.
Learning to throw pottery on the wheel can be tons of fun, but first, you must be willing to leave your expectations along with your out-dated past outside.
A Trip to India: This was a peak experience for me, and I know it was for the kids as well.
One day just for fun, I posted on Facebook that I’d like to travel. I asked if anyone with a pottery studio outside of America would like to have me visit and maybe do a few classes.
The response I got from a studio in India looked interesting so I jumped on it.
A few weeks later, there I was, up to my elbows in mud, in the middle of India.