Pottery Workshops and Classes


6 days, 12 hours

  The Borrego Art Institute Pottery program is offering a wheel throwing workshop           taught by Borrego Ceramic Artist;   JACK SIMS                                                                                  

    If you have ever said “I wish I was better at wheel throwing”, this is your opportunity.

    Dedicate yourself to increasing your throwing skills so that you can develop enhanced control over              centering, opening up the mound, pulling up a cylinder or shaping a bowl.

     Previous throwing experience is a plus, but motivated beginners are welcomed.

     Class dates: Thursday, Feb 7,   10:00 – 12:00+ ……. Tuesday, Feb 12,  10:00 – 12:00+             

                      Tuesday, Feb 19,  10:00 – 12:00+ …….. Thursday, Feb 21,  10:00 – 12:00+

                      Tuesday, Feb 26,   10:00 – 12:00+ ……..Thursday, Feb 28,   10:00 – 12:00+

     Provided:  Tools and materials.  (Bring an apron or clothes you can get clay on)

     Location:   At The Pottery Studio, behind Borrego High School, under the blue canopy. Off of Cahuilla               Rd.  between the gymnasium and the football field, next to the pool.

     Cost:  $200

    Signups:  Make checks payable to:  BAI – Pottery/throwing workshop.  Bring checks to The Pottery at the High        School or mail them to:   Jill Sullivan  PO Box 429  BS  CA  92004                  760 285-7145

    Questions: Jack Sims  415 497-7965     jacksimsart@gmail.comjacksims@gm web site; jacksimsart.com

    Focused practice today will provide you with the ability to throw tomorrow, the shapes you were visualizing                           yesterday. 


A Class for Beginners

Instructor: Sue Boutwell

Learn to make pinch pots, coil pots, and a box using rolled out slabs and tile cutters. Surface decorating and glazing techniques will also be covered. There will be 3 days of instruction plus 2 practice studio days. Your pieces will be bisque and glaze fired. MAXIMUM CLASS SIZE- SIX STUDENTS.

Cost: $120

Dates: Tuesday, January 29; Wednesday, January 30; Wednesday February 13

Hours: 10 am to 1 pm

Location: The Pottery Studio located under the big blue canopy between the High School Gymnasium and the football field. Enter the parking lot from Cahuilla Road.

For more information and to sign up, call Sue at 760-777-0372


Borrego Art Institute

665 Palm Canyon Drive

P.O. Box 2383

Borrego Springs, CA  92004



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