Introduction to Wheel Throwing

In this course, students will learn to throw pots on the wheel. Along the way, they will also learn about the physical properties of clay and how to properly use the tools of the ceramics studio. Students can expect to form and glaze one or two of their own unique and functional objects over the course of the workshop.

After nearly 20 years of working various administrative positions at OSU, Missy Hitch took a ceramics class and instantly fell in love with it.  When she's not following her teenage daughter around to bowling tournaments, she spends her time in the studio where she gets the opportunity to learn, explore, and create works of art.  After 5 years of working with clay, Missy became a ceramics instructor at Prairie Arts Center where she teaches hand building and beginning wheel classes.  Her focus as a maker is on building every day functional pieces like mugs, baking dishes, and teapots but she also makes decorative pieces and has led various workshops on ceramic projects, such as holiday gnomes and nativity scenes.  Over the years, Missy has learned some tips and tricks, which she happily shares with her students to make pottery fun and exciting.

Class Time
June 6th, 8th, 13th, and 15th
Tuesday and Thursday for two weeks, 1:00-4:00pm



All Supplies Included
Students need to wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that can get messy. Students are encouraged to bring a refillable water bottle with the student’s name on it.

To RSVP, please fill out our registration form register orange or call us at 405-744-1535.