3 SPOTS LEFT – Int to Adv Pottery – TR AM


Title: Intermediate to Advanced Pottery

Type of Class: Pottery

Instructor: Maria Spies

Time: Thursdays, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Dates: Jan 13 thru March 3, 2022

Price: $200/180 Members

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.


Pottery Students

Open Studio Hours for Winter 2022

Jan 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 29

Feb 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26

March 4, 5


 LAST DAY OF Winter 2022 OPEN STUDIO: March 5


 Open Studio will be CLOSED on the following dates:

Feb 6 (woodfire)


 NEW TIME: Friday: 1 pm to 4pm

Saturdays: 10 am to 4 pm*

*Please use Front Entrance

Only Intermediate to Advanced Students are allowed to glaze during Open Studio. Please be sure to thoroughly clean your work space and be mindful of others.

*If you wish to fire an item in the Ceramic Studio, you MUST be a currently enrolled student or ESAC member. Please contact our Academy Director at 251-928-2228 ext 100. Firing fees vary according to each piece. FIRING FEES MUST BE PAID PRIOR TO FIRING


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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