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Managing Large Dimensions on the Wheel with Chin Lin
Managing Large Dimensions on the Wheel with Chin Lin

Sun, Sep 10



Managing Large Dimensions on the Wheel with Chin Lin


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Time & Location

Sep 10, 2023, 9:00 AM – Dec 03, 2023, 9:00 AM

Lexington, 130 Waltham St, Lexington, MA 02421, USA

About the Class or Event

10 Sundays, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Begins September 10, Indoors - Meets in Ceramic Studio

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced 

Tuition: $522 (Log in for member discount prices)


How to successfully make larger and taller pots? The class will break down the process of clay management from understanding the consistency of clay, wedging, centering, making a cylinder, shaping the piece, drying, to finishing the piece. Instructions will be adjusted to each student accordingly in each of the steps as necessary to improve the overall outcome.  Students will learn how to measure their work with hand dimensions and develop an understanding of their own relationship with clay. Adjustment of how one sits in front of the wheel to how one supports their arms and hands will be made in order to gain the most advantage. The goal is to learn how to plan and execute a larger piece of work, and the clay management necessary to achieve the desired outcome.


-At least one or two semesters of ceramics classes.

-The class is intended for students who are experienced potters who can center 4 to 5 lbs of clay.


-There will be no class on the following three dates: October 8th, November 12th, and November 26th.


-There will be no Open Studio access on November 22nd.


A studio fee, clay fee, and firing fee are all included in tuition. The amount of clay per student for this class is 25 pounds. If you would like to purchase additional clay for yourself, please contact LexArt a week before the first class.

Additional notes: 

-Basic tools are provided by the studio. Student may wish to purchase their own tools.  Instruction will be provided in first class.

-This class is for adults.

-Students will have access to Open Studios on Wednesdays during the weeks class is in session to continue their work.

About the instructor: 

Chin started pottery in the early 1980's. In addition to teaching at LexArt, he has taught pottery classes at MIT Student Arts Association, Ceramics Studio at UC Berkeley as well as Sorenson Center for the Arts at Babson College over the last thirty years.  Chin is a registered architect by training but his art work has been accepted in the American Craft Council's flagship show at Baltimore for both wholesale and retail shows. He is known for making large forms.

Please take a look at our registration policy and our current covid policy before your class.

Local dining options, accommodations, and more information about our facility can be found HERE.  For any other questions our contact information is HERE.


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