Classes

                                              Rising Sun Pottery offers day and night adult pottery classes. Classes are taught year
                                              round and are tailored to the knowledge and skill level of each student. Half-day and
                                              full-day Saturday workshop classes teaching wheel, hand-building, glaze making, raku
                                              firing, or other special topics are held at various times throughout the year.

                                              The studio provides an excellent, fun, and relaxed setting to learn pottery-making
                                              skills.  There's plenty of space for student projects, excellent equipment, and fun and
                                              caring instructors.  Come on down... throw your life away (be a potter)!

                                              Gary Lee, primary instructor, has 24 years of experience as a studio potter with 16 of
those as a teacher.  He began teaching at Spirit Square which is now the McColl
Center for Visual Art in Charlotte, North Carolina.

                                              Wendy Edwards, Rising Sun studio manager, has a BA with ceramic/clay
                                              concentration.  She assists with classes and teaches class when Gary or Bryon is                                                       unavailable.

Bryon Cook, former Rising Sun student, teaches the Monday night class. Bryon's love of pottery and quest for knowledge makes him a valuable asset to Rising Sun.

Angie Johnson, a former 8-year tenured student who assists with classes and is an substitute instructor when needed.

Classes
Rising Sun Pottery classes are limited to five students, which creates a more casual atmosphere and allows for more individual attention for students. New students will start beside students who have been in the class for several years, which allows the new student to observe more advanced forms or techniques being taught.  The studio environment is very open and supports a social constructionist learning style.









Availability
80% of our students have been here at least five years and a few for more than
10 years.  We start a new student whenever there is an opening during the requested day or time. Call for openings and available times.

Studio Time
Students are welcome to come in and work during the week or on Saturdays. With our open studio policy, students and others who wish to do studio work may do so for $5.00 per hour.  The studio is available anytime except during posted class times.

                                Costs
                                        The 10-week basic class is $217 and includes 20 hours of instruction and 25 pounds of
  clay. Additional clay is $17 per 25-pound bag and includes glazing and firing.

  After the 10-week basic class, you stay in your class time period for as long as you wish,
  paying for the class and practice time at the first of each month. Additional clay and
  purchases are paid at the end of each month. No credit given for missed nights on
  monthly fee schedule.

                                Outside Work Firing Policy
                                        For a small fee, Rising Sun Pottery will accept pots crafted outside the studio for glazing 
                                        and firing. Only clay compatible with Cone 05 bisque and/or Cone 6 Oxidation firing will be
                                        accepted.
Monday -- 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday -- 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday -- 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Thursday -- 10:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Class Times: All classes are two hours.
209 South Academy Street     Lincolnton, North Carolina 28092
Phone: 704-735-5820     Fax: 704-736-1060     Email: risingsunpottery@bellsouth.net
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