All Levels Wheel Class – Mornings

All Levels Wheel Class

Instructor: Ben Roti
November 1 – December 13, 2018 (6 Weeks)*
Thursdays, 9:30am – 1:00pm

*No Class Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22, 2018

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

Whether you’re just getting started or already have some experience on the wheel, this class will help you develop your skills. This class features demonstrations that will illustrate the fundamental steps involved in throwing simple pots, cups, and bowls on the wheel. Basic surface treatments and glazing will also be covered. Participants at all levels are welcome.

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 Ben Roti

Ben Roti is a ceramic artist originally from Spirit Lake, IA. He attended the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA, from 2006 to 2010 and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Ceramics. During college, Ben’s ceramic work concentrated on the elements of world conflict culminating in his BFA show, “The Cost of War.” After finishing his BFA, Ben accepted a position as a studio assistant to the ceramic artist, Don Reitz in Clarkdale, Arizona.

Over several years (2010-2014), Ben had the opportunity to work with Don Reitz in the studio, assist with workshops in Montana and Florida, and was instrumental in the installations of gallery shows in Chicago, Denver, and Kansas City. At the Reitz Ranch, Ben furthered his knowledge in atmospheric firing with wood and salt types as well as a soda kiln in St. Petersburg, FL. He also was a part of constructing and repairing kilns.

Since leaving the Reitz Ranch, Ben has returned to creating functional works using low-fire earthenware clay and has begun to develop a new body of work. Using reductive techniques, through sandblasting, Ben is able to build variations and create layers, which are inspired by the results that are commonly seen in atmospheric firing.

Ben currently resides in Cottonwood, Arizona, with his wife, Kami and son, Leo.

Ben worked with the renowned Don Reitz and is currently part of the team building an arts program at the Reitz Ranch including workshops and classes.


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.


Details Price Qty
All Levels Wheel Class Registration (Members)- 6 Weeksshow details + $216 (USD)   Expired
All Levels Wheel Class Registration (Nonmembers)- 6 Weeksshow details + $240 (USD)   Expired

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