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Throwing BIG

March 23 @ 10:00 am 4:00 pm

Date: Saturday, March 23rd & Sunday, March 24th
 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Total Sessions:
 Ben Betourne
Location: Room 117
Adults, 18+
Skill Level:
Sliding Scale:
 $120 / $200 / $280

About the class

Join potter Ben Betourne as he endeavors to make large, compound forms at the wheel in this 2 day weekend workshop. Betourne’s years of experience throwing at the wheel make him a valuable instructor when it comes time to level up your skills and go bigger. Betourne will use a variety of techniques, and offer insight into making strong and structurally sound pieces.

This is a making course and does not include glazing as part of the instruction; if you are not an active student or member and sign up for this course, reach out to Director to see what your options are for glazing.

When you register for a class, you’ll be offered three price tiers. The middle tier comes closest to what our registration fees used to be, and covers about 50% of the full cost of your participation in the class – with the other 50% covered by community donations. The first tier creates accessibility for people with limited income, while the third tier covers the full cost of participation – so that we can use community donations to support other people’s registration costs. When you choose to register at the third tier, you directly help support the Center’s efforts to remove financial barriers for others.

The Sonoma Community Center (the Center) strives to create an inclusive, safe community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. The Center is committed to creating such an environment because it brings out the fullest potential in each of us, which, in turn, contributes directly to creating a community of belonging. In order to ensure a positive, safe, and welcoming experience for everyone, all program participants are asked to abide by the following policies, community agreements, and restorative safety protocol.

About the instructor

Ben Betourne

Instructor / Artist

Ben has been working in clay for over 16 years and is truly passionate about throwing pots. He specializes in large scale multi-part forms for indoor and outdoor use. His signature, carved surfaces distinguish his work with patterns referencing the energy he puts into throwing and finishing his impressive pots.

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