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Guild Members: Megan Gray, Sunny Brinson, Tiffany Martin, Caitlin Gates, Yvonne Brunot, Brandy LaMotte

Pottery@rutlandmint.org


Tools


  • Five wheels
  • Two Kilns
  • Up to cone 6!
  • Slab Roller

Upcoming events

    • 06/24/2024
    • 07/22/2024
    • 5 sessions
    • The MINT, 112 Quality Lane, Rutland
    • 7
    Register


    POTTERY: Handbuilding 2.0

    Come join us to continue to build upon your pottery skills. In this 5 week course, we will lead you through some more complex designs, dive into surface decoration and teach you to use the tools in the pottery studio. 

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    June 24th: Pottery Equipment: the slab roller and the extruder

    July 1st: "Origami" bowls

    July 8th: Slip trailing, carving and greenware designs

    July 15th: Underglaze and Sgraffito

    July 22nd: Glazing


    Class will be held at 112 Quality Lane from 5pm-7pm

    Instructors: Tiffany and Caitlin

    MINT member fee $175

    Not-yet Member fee $200

    • 07/10/2024
    • 08/14/2024
    • 5 sessions
    • The MINT, 112 Quality Lane, Rutland
    • 5
    Register


    POTTERY: Fundamentals of Handbuilding

    Come join us for a comprehensive introduction (or re-introduction) to the world of pottery! We will cover pinch pot, coils, and slab techniques and create several unique projects along the way! We will also explore tools and texture and learn how to glaze your pieces.

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    July 10th: Pinch Pot Projects

    July 17th: Coils

    July 24th: Beads and Buttons

    July 31st: Project work/ Begin Glazing

    August 14th: Glazing

    5:00PM-7:00PM @ 112 Quality Lane


    Instructors: Tiffany and Caitlin

    MINT member fee $175

    Not-yet Member fee $200

    • 07/12/2024
    • 07/26/2024
    • 2 sessions
    • 112 Quality Lane
    • 3
    Register


    Bowls on the Wheel!

    In this class, we will learn:

    -how to work with a potter's wheel

    -how to center your clay

    -how to throw a basic form

    -how to glaze your piece


    Dates:

    July 12th 6PM-8PM

    July 26th 6PM-8PM

    Registration Fee: $120


    • 07/16/2024
    • 07/25/2024
    • 3 sessions
    • 112 Quality Lane
    • 1
    Register


    WHEEL-Y FUN POTTERY!

    We are looking for youth, ages 12-15 who want to make some pottery! In this 3-session class, you will learn to use the potter's wheel, and take home at least one hand thrown item.

    All experience levels are welcome, we will teach the basics and/or build on existing skillsets!

    In this class, we will learn:

    -To work with a potter's wheel

    -center your clay

    -throw a basic form

    -design and decorate your piece

    -glaze your piece


    Dates:

    July 16th, 3PM-5PM

    July 18th, 3PM-5PM

    June 25th, 3PM-5PM


    This program is made possible through grant funding, administered by VT Afterschool. There is no cost for participation!


    • 08/13/2024
    • 08/23/2024
    • 3 sessions
    • 112 Quality Lane
    • 0
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    WHEEL-Y FUN POTTERY!

    We are looking for youth, ages 12-15 who want to make some pottery! In this 3-session class, you will learn to use the potter's wheel, and take home at least one hand thrown item.

    All experience levels are welcome, we will teach the basics and/or build on existing skillsets!

    In this class, we will learn:

    -To work with a potter's wheel

    -center your clay

    -throw a basic form

    -design and decorate your piece

    -glaze your piece


    Dates:

    August 13th, 3PM-5PM

    August 15th, 3PM-5PM

    August 23rd, 3PM-5PM


    This program is made possible through grant funding, administered by VT Afterschool. There is no cost for participation!


    • 08/17/2024
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • The MINT, 112 Quality Ln
    • 10
    Register


    Kids & Family Pottery Workshop -Vases

    Saturday, August 17th 9:30AM-11:30AM

    You are invited to join us at the MINT Pottery Studio to make some vases!

    This is a relaxed beginner class. You have the option to undergalze a vase made by one of the instructors, or build and decorate your own!

    All pieces will be fired and clear glazed by the instructors outside of class. 

    This workshop is open to EVERYONE! Come flex those creative muscles!

    *Please note that children under 6 MUST be accompanied by an adult. 

    Please bring clothes you don't mind getting messy

    Fees:

    • $50 for Adult members
    • $75 for Adult not-yet members*
    • children accompanying an adult $15

    Fee includes all materials needed

    Instructors: Tiffany and Caitlin

    *Not-yet Members may take this or any other class at The MINT. Become a Member to gain independent access to our shops outside of class time.

    • 10/01/2024
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • The MINT, 112 Quality Ln
    • 10
    Register


    Adult Pottery Workshop - Spooky Gnomes

    Did you know that the collective noun for a group of gnomes is a donsy?

    Come join us for this 2-hour workshop and make one for yourself! This is a beginner friendly class, instruction will be provided every step of the way. We will underglaze our creations at the end for a pop of color.

    Students will:

    • Learn how to use the pinch pot technique
    • Use sometimes surprising items to make texture on your pieces
    • How to use underglaze
    • Make a really spooky Gnome

      Participants should bring:

      • Clothes you don't mind getting messy

      Instructors: Tiffany and Caitlin

      October 1st from 5:30pm-7:30pm

      Fees:

      • $50 for members
      • $75 for not-yet members*

      Fee includes all materials needed

      *Not-yet Members may take this or any other class at The MINT. Become a Member to gain independent access to our shops outside of class time.

    A place for tinkerers, makers, and small businesses to have space, contacts, and equipment to thrive. If you possess a passion for creating and making, a MINT membership is for you.

        
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