19-4074 Old Volcano Rd
Volcano, HI 96785
The Volcano Art Center Ceramics Program has expanded to include evening classes, every Thursday, from 6 – 9 pm. The drop-in style class will allow local residents and visitors to Hawaiʻi Island the opportunity to try their hand at creating with clay on the potter’s wheel, without having to commit to a 8 or 10 week long series.
Our teaching artist Erik Wold will be available for individualized assistance—answering questions and troubleshooting problems. The emphasis will be placed on getting a feel for working on the potter’s wheel and experiencing the thrill of hand-forming a pot in motion. Each class will include an introduction to working on the potter’s wheel, along with a step by step demonstration of its use. Students will then try their hand at wheel throwing under the guidance and supervision of the instructor. Students will be given up to 5 pounds of clay to experiment with during the evening.
This is a chance to see how you like working with clay on the potter’s wheel, and perhaps consider a full-length class in the future or simply sign up for another Drop-in Evening! Students with all levels of clay experience are welcome.
“Thursday Evening Pottery Drop-in” happens every week from 6 – 9pm. Cost for each evening session is $35/$30 for VAC members. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.
If students wish to keep pieces created that evening, they will be able to sign up for more evening sessions to trim, finish and glaze their pieces. If their time is limited, such as visitors to Hawaiʻi Island, cost of pieces will be calculated by weight and finishing labor to be completed by the instructor. (For example, an 8 fluid ounce cup is estimated to total about $10). Finished pieces will be available for pick up at VAC, or shipped if necessary.
Erik Wold is a full time potter living in Volcano Village. He is a member of the Volcano Village Artists Hui, and sells his wares regularly at the Saturday Hilo Farmers Market, and Sunday Cooper Center Farmers Market in Volcano. Erik studied Ceramics at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo, graduating in 1993.