Special Topic Class – Thrown & Altered

Special Topic Class – Thrown and Altered

Instructor: Grayson Fair
November 23  – December 14, 2019 (4 Weeks)
Saturdays, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

$144 (Member) – Full Session
$160 (Non-Member) – Full Session

$40 (Member) – Drop-in Session
$45 (Non-Member) – Drop-in Session

Go beyond simple wheel thrown forms with this workshop on thrown and altered pottery.
Students will throw pottery on the wheel and then explore ways of altering their work through
adding, removing, altering, and changing clay forms. Create vases, dinnerware, ovenware,
and a variety of other forms that look similar or wildly different from conventional wheel
thrown pottery. Some wheel throwing experience is a must for this class.

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

Thrown Altered (1)
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

Grayson Fair is an artist-in-residence living and working at Reitz Ranch Center for Ceramic Arts in Clarkdale, Arizona. He attended the University of North Texas and received his Bachelors of Fine Arts in 2016. He studied sculpture, drawing, fibers, and majored in ceramics. He makes a variety of functional pottery as well as conceptual sculptural work. Most of his work is wood-fired, a process of firing a kiln exclusively with wood. This leaves drastic effects on his surfaces from the path of the flame as well as the ash deposited. Grason recently moved from Taos, New Mexico where he spent a year as an Artist-in-residence at Taos Clay.


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.


Details Price Qty
Full Registration (Members)- 4 Weeksshow details + $144 (USD)  
Full Registration (Nonmembers)- 4 Weeksshow details + $160 (USD)  
Drop-in (Members) - One Dayshow details + $40 (USD)  
Drop-in (Non-Members) - One Dayshow details + $45 (USD)  

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