Adv. Pottery Tuesday NOON


Title: Intermediate to Advanced Pottery

Type of Class: Pottery

Instructor: Maria Spies

Time: Tuesdays, 1pm to 4pm

Dates: June 4th – July 30th, 2019

Price: $185/175 members

Summer Hours are 1pm to 4pm due to Summer Art Bash

Improve your wheel throwing and handbuilding techniques, even combine these two in this intermediate to advance class.  Weekly projects will be demonstrated by Maria with each student’s interpretation expressed in their own work.  Surface treatment such as handles, textures, slips and glaze will be discussed to create well-balanced pieces.

All class firings are cone 5 electric with additional cost for wood firing as an option.


Pottery supply list:

  • Basic pottery tool kit (available at ESAC $15),
  • notebook,
  • apron,
  • hand-towel,
  • soft plastic to cover work in progress.

Maria Spies

ESAC Director of Pinewood Studios

Award-winning ceramic artist and nationally recognized instructor Maria Spies is beloved by ESAC students and collectors. An independent studio potter since 1973, Spies has been an instructor at ESAC since 2008, and has taught and managed ceramics programs in Dallas, Texas; Seattle, Washington; and Chester Springs, Pennsylvania. Her work is represented in many galleries throughout the country, as well as in private collections and corporate offices.

Currently enrolled pottery students do NOT have to pay the quarterly fee for Open Studio. ESAC members who wish to take advantage of Open Studio hours must pay $50 per quarter (3 months). This will cover firing fees for ceramic items made in Open Studio.

Open Studio for Summer 2019:

Fridays – noon to 4 pm
Saturdays – 10 am to 4 pm

Click here to see hours and purchase online:


*If you wish to fire an item in the Ceramic Studio, and are not a currently enrolled student or ESAC member, please contact our Academy Director at 251-928-2228 ext 107. Firing fees vary according to each piece.

A $25 fee will be charged for all class refunds due to a withdrawal. Refunds will be given up to seven (7) days prior to class start date. Thereafter, no refunds will be given, unless the ESAC cancels the class.


A $75 fee will be charged for all workshop refunds due to a withdrawal. Refunds will be given up to one (1) month prior to the workshop start date. Thereafter, norefunds will be given, unless the ESAC cancels the workshop.


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