Upcoming events and things to do in Asheville, NC. Below is a list of events for festivals, concerts, art exhibitions, group meetups and more.

Jan
9
Wed
2019
Bowled Over: How to Create Visual Interest on Simple Forms @ Odyssey ClayWorks
Jan 9 @ 6:30 pm – Feb 27 @ 9:00 pm

Bowled Over: How to Create Visual Interest on Simple Forms

Laurie Caffery Harris

Wednesdays 6:30-9pm
January 9- February 27

Bowls are often overlooked by potters because they are such a simple form, but they have so much potential! In this intermediate level class, we will explore bowls of all sizes and shapes on the potter’s wheel to create forms that reflect your unique style. We will also discuss and practice surface design through mishima (slip inlay), painting, and sgraffito carving. By the end of the session we will have made pieces that are not only visually interesting, but accurately represent your personal style and sensibilities.

Level: Intermediate and Advanced
Tuition: $310 + $50 Lab Fee

Jan
10
Thu
2019
Introduction To Sculpture @ 236 Clingman Ave. Asheville, NC 28801
Jan 10 @ 11:00 am – Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm

Introduction To Sculpture

Mac McCusker

Thursdays, 11am-1:30pm
January 10- February 28

Ever wanted to try your hand at sculpting with clay? This introductory class will enable you to competently create small-scale sculptures of animals or people. Learn to build with slabs, coils, and solid clay sculpting to advance your ceramic skills or elevate the quality of your work! Using images and sketches as a reference, we will make several pieces in class using a combination of building techniques. This class is for all levels.

Level: All Levels
Tuition: $310 + $55 Lab Fee

Alternatives To Glaze @ Odyssey ClayWorks
Jan 10 @ 3:00 pm – Feb 28 @ 5:30 pm

Alternatives To Glaze

Cynthia Lee

Thursdays 3-5:30pm
January 10- February 28

Consider experimenting with some unorthodox surface treatments for a new look in your work. Using tiles, we will play with materials rolled on wet clay and cold surface techniques on bisque clay. Demonstrations and discussions will include applying these concepts to functional and sculptural work. Come with imagination, without reservations and a yearning for creative research!

Level: Intermediate
Tuition: $310 + $50 Lab Fee

Jan
12
Sat
2019
Introduction To The Potter’s Wheel @ Odyssey ClayWorks
Jan 12 @ 10:00 am – Apr 2 @ 12:30 pm

Introduction To The Potter’s Wheel

Alyssa Ruberto and Halima Flynt

Saturdays 10am-12:30pm
January 12- March 2

Get ready to throw! This 8-week beginner’s course is designed to teach new potters the fundamentals of wheel-throwing, trimming, and glazing to make a variety of complete, food-safe and functional wares. By the end of this course, students will be able to confidently make pottery in any studio setting. Seasoned beginners are also encouraged to try new techniques to reach an intermediate level.

Level: Beginner and Seasoned Beginner
Tuition: $295 + $45 Lab Fee

Feb
15
Fri
2019
Custom Pottery Tools, Tricks, and Techniques @ Odyssey ClayWorks
Feb 15 @ 6:30 pm – Feb 17 @ 4:30 pm

Custom Pottery Tools, Tricks, and Techniques

3-Day Workshop
Ray Phinney

February 15-17
Friday, 6:30-9pm,
Saturday- Sunday 9:30am-4:30pm

Take your throwing, trimming and refinement skills to the next level with this skills based workshop. Techniques will focus on throwing refined, elegant forms and creating embellishments such as handles, knobs, and decorative sprigs. We will also cover making and using your own custom tools to enhance both professional results, and ease the process of achieving a more precise execution of your work.

Level: Intermediate and Advanced
Tuition: $ 225 + $50 Lab Fee