Intermediate Wheel Class – Saturdays

Intermediate Wheel Class

September 15 – October 20, 2018 (6 Weeks)*
Saturdays, 10:00pm – 1:30pm


$216 (Member)
$240 (Non-Member)

This course is intended for students who are ready to expand upon the basic skills and concepts gained through prior working exposure to clay either in their own studio or thru education. You will further develop your throwing skills, work on troublesome aspects of your studio practice and refine their your style and aesthetic through demonstrations, class discussions and feedback. We will also focus on improving techniques, glaze testing and application.

25lbs of clay is provided (additional clay can be purchased)

(Current members receive a 10% discount on all classes and workshops)

Some tips and what to bring...
  • Wear play clothes!  Shoes should be old or washable
  • Leave jewelry at home, especially rings, bracelets or watches
  • If your hair is long, bring a tie-back
  • Tools are provided, but if you want your own we sell low-cost packs
  • Curiosity and a sense of humor!
About Mike Upp

Mike Upp studied ceramics at Arizona State in the 1970’s and worked as a studio potter for 10 years in Tennessee and Arizona. During this time, he also taught classes and workshops at Arrowmont School and the Nashville Clay Center.  While working in Phoenix in the early 80’s, he became the Executive Director of the Tempe Art Festivals, where the fall festival was consistently attended by over 250,000 attendees as well as had 350 artists and 9 stages of entertainment.  

After several years in Tempe, he left the art world and joined corporate America, where he spent most of his career in the high-end software business in senior marketing and sales positions

Now 25 years later, he is back in the art world and is developing a new studio in Cornville, AZ, with his wife and partner, Sharon.  The studio is called, Earth and Fire Ceramic Design and has a primary focus on designing functional and decorative ceramic art for the kitchen and home, which they have termed “Art for Living.”


If you’re having troubles registering please call 602-882-8553.  Reception can be spotty out here at the ranch, so be sure to leave a message if you don’t get an answer. You can text to that number as well or fill out the form below.

    Reitz Ranch Cancellation Policy

    – RR will offer a full refund of registration/class fees if cancellation is made at least 48 hrs. in advance of first class.

    – If cancellation occurs less than 48 hrs. prior to the start of a class, participant will forfeit 50% of the total class fee, or, at the request of participant RR may credit the total amount to be used on alternative class at a later date.

    – If cancellation or no-show occurs once the class has commenced RR reserves the right to withhold all Fees paid by participant. However, RR understands that extenuating circumstances may occur and will make every effort to take these into consideration. In some cases, participant may be eligible to receive a partial or full credit towards another class.