Pottery

Registration Begins Tuesday, September 7 at 8:00 a.m.

Programs are filled on a first-pay, first-served basis, preregistration by the published deadline is required. Payment can be made by credit or debit card by phone or by check or cash in person. Online Registration also available. All classes are subject to 6.5% sales tax. Please call the Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center for more information at 626-7081.

RAKU POTTERY
Get ready for some smoke and fire! Raku is an exciting, yet unpredictable way to fire pottery. This form of pottery is a process where ceramic ware is removed from a kiln while it is red hot, and placed into easily combustible materials greatly reducing the amount of oxygen around the pot. This gives glazed pots a fantastic variety of colors. Spend 3 weeks making creations, one week to glaze, then poof! – fire in an outdoor kiln on Saturday, October 16, to get extraordinary pieces unobtainable from a regular kiln firing. Please note: Due to surface characteristic from the firing processes, Raku ware is for decorative purposes only, causing it to be unsafe for use with food items. Ages 18 and up.
Activity #311572
Dates: Thursdays, September 23 - October 14
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Firing: Saturday, October 16
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (or until done)
Instructor: Jerome Wild
Fee: $85.00 plus $30.00 clay/alternative firing fee
Preregister by: September 20
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/10

PLATES, PLATTERS & SURFACE DECORATIONS
For the first week, make several plates or platters. With the remaining three weeks, participants will utilize different decorating techniques. Ages 16 and up.
Activity #311502
Dates: Tuesdays, October 5 - 26
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Instructor: Breanne Anderson-Mueller
Fee: $ 26.00 plus $20.00 Supply fee
Preregister by: September 30
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/6

AFTERNOON STUDIO DISCOVERY
Beginning to advance participants will discover and explore pottery techniques involving hand building and wheel throwing. The class will be facilitated by an instructor but cross sharing will be encouraged. This is a great opportunity to build upon, and create projects based on your idea files. Ages 16 and up.
Activity #311120
Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays, October 19 - November 4
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Michelle Bacon
Fee: $117.00 plus $30.00 clay fee
Preregister by: October 13
Min/Max Enrollment: 2/4

WHEEL THROWN POTTERY
Learn basic tips, tricks and techniques to throw on a potter’s wheel, while those with experience can learn ways to improve skills. Ages 16 and up.
Activity #311105
Dates: Tuesdays, November 2 - 23
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Caleb Crosby
Fee: $40.00 plus $20.00 clay fee
Preregister by: October 28
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/8

OPEN POTTERY STUDIO
The pottery studio will be open for use during off-class times for practice with hand building, wheel throwing and other projects involving stoneware, chads bod, or earthenware clay. Clay fees include clay, glaze, and one each of bisque and glaze firings (excluding alternative firings). Open pottery projects are fired with scheduled classroom kiln firings. Specialized firing will incur an additional fee. General Studio hours are: Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Fridays from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - Noon. The Pottery studio will be closed to open pottery participants when ARCC classes are scheduled, and on the following dates: October 11, November 25. Ages 16 and up. Open pottery studio participants must schedule an appointment for initial orientation prior to working in the studio.
Dates: September 13 - December 20
Fees: $50.00 for 25 lbs Stoneware;
$50.00 for 25 lbs Chads Bod;
$40.00 for 25 lbs Earthenware

  1. Aberdeen Recreation & Cultural Center


    Physical Address
    225 3rd Avenue SE
    Aberdeen, SD 57401

    Phone: 605-626-7081
    Fax: 605-626-7989


How to Register:


  • In Person: ARCC       225 3rd Ave SE
  • Over the Phone: (605)626-7081