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Learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel

Have you ever wanted to throw on the potter’s wheel?

If so, you have a perfect opportunity to learn the basics from a skilled professional in a relaxed, comfortable and encouraging environment.

There are still a few spaces available for the June session of introductory Ceramics from the Potter’s Wheel at SHY RABBIT, but they won’t last long.

No previous experience is required. Classes are kept small for personalized attention and enjoyment.

Students are encouraged to advance at their own pace by practicing on the wheel during the optional daily studio-time that is included in the course fee.

Take advantage of this opportunity before this class fills, as introductory wheel won’t be offered again for several months.

Workshops are also designed for those with prior experience, and are geared to enhance existing skill levels in preparation for intermediate and advanced classes, if desired.

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WORK-Shops@SHY RABBIT are held in one of two comfortable 1,000 square-foot mixed media studios, and are instructed by professional artist, D. Michael Coffee. 

For additional information on instructor D. Michael Coffee, visit

Online registration is also available for all workshops at

Workshop fees include all necessary course materials. Ceramic workshop fees also include clay, glazes, firings, and a toolkit that participants may keep for future use.

Participation in ceramic workshops will result in the creation of a variety of functional and/or sculptural stoneware pieces that students will be able to keep and enjoy after glazing and firing is completed.

Workshops currently scheduled through June include:

Basic Ceramic Techniques and Hand-Building I (four spaces left).

June 5 and 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Course fee: $215.

Ceramics from the Potter’s Wheel I (three spaces left).

This course runs five consecutive Wednesday evenings, June 2 through June 30, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Course fee: $275. Includes optional studio time, available daily, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Special glazing session, date to be determined.

Make-up sessions are available for students unable to attend all five consecutive classes.

Printmaking without a Press I (four spaces left).

June 26 and 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Course fee: $215.

For full course descriptions or for more information regarding these or any of the workshops offered at SHY RABBIT, visit

For space availability or to register, contact Denise Coffee at 731-2766. Visa and M/C payment accepted.

SHY RABBIT is open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at no charge, and evenings by appointment.