Fees & Registration

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the village potters, asheville, nc, pottery, river arts district, independent study, mentoring program, teaching centerSix-Week Adult Classes
The fee for the Winter 2019 Session of six week classes is $265, and includes  25 pounds of clay, use of studio tools  and firings.  The fee for the eight week sessions is $355 and $425 for intermediate classes that offer a variety of firing options. Advanced, 12-week sessions start at $575. Firings are cone 7 oxidation unless specified otherwise, and glaze instruction will be included at a level appropriate to each class.  Additional fees will be applied for oversize work (over 8″ in any direction) at increments based on the size of the piece, and no student work may exceed 14″ in any direction. Additional clay is available for purchase beyond the first 25 lbs, but additional firing fees will be assessed for students exceeding 50 lbs of work in a six week session (unless prescribed by the instructor for large-scale work).

Classes are scheduled in staggered starting dates, to make more classes available. Students may opt to seamlessly continue their studies each session, either by staying in a current class or picking up a new/different class at the end of a six-week session. Students may make arrangements with their instructor to make up missed classes, but no more than two make-ups will be allowed during a six-week session, and all make-ups must be completed within the six-week session. No missed classes will be rolled over into a new session.

Six hours of Open Studio time are included with each  six week session (eight hours for eight week sessions), and enrolled students may purchase additional Open Studio hours for $10/hour. Up to four hours of unused Open Studio time may roll over into a new session for continuing students.  Register Online

The Village Potters, Pottery Classes, Masters Series, WorkshopsMaster’s Series Workshops
One and two
day demonstration workshops with fees ranging from $195-$275. Payment is due in full upon registration. Cancellation refunds are not available for Masters Series Workshop but are transferable to another person. However if the workshop is full and we can sell your ticket we will refund minus a $100.00 administrative fee. In the event of workshop rescheduling by The Village Potters, you may opt for a credit for a future workshop if you cannot attend the reschedule date.

Detailed workshop information will be sent to you with confirmation of your registration.

Raku Saturdays
This workshop is for students and/or potters who can bring bisque-fired pots for a 4-hour workshop. $75 for currently enrolled students, $110 for non-students. Fee includes raku glazes, instruction, and firing (which will be participatory).

Hands on Workshops
Our hands-on workshops range from one-four days, and are specially crafted for each subject and instructor. Prices will vary, please see specific workshop detail for pricing information.

General Information:

Refund Policies
A non-refundable deposit of $50-100* is required to secure a place in class. Refunds or credits are available up to 10 days before the start of classes, less the $50-100* deposit. Tuition is non-refundable (but transfer may be allowed depending on circumstances) less than 10 days before the start of class, or if you cancel once your session has begun.

Special events: Hands-On Workshops and Get Your Hands Dirty Large Groups are non refundable up to 2 weeks of the event.

*$100 deposit for new students; $50 deposit for currently matriculating students.

For the Master’s Series Workshops, you must be 18 years of age to participate, or have permission in advance of registration. A full refund is available up to 7 days prior to workshop date, any cancellation less than 7 days results in a forfeit of workshop fee.

We reserve the right to cancel any class or workshop. Should that occur, all payments will be refunded.

When we receive your registration, we will send you a confirmation via email and specific class/camp/workshop information. If the event you register for is full, you will be notified and placed on a waiting list.

To register, or for more information, contact The Village Potters at the studio/gallery:

828-253-2424 or by email at info @ thevillagepotters.com