Pottery Wheel 1 (SEP-OCT-NOV)


Sundays, Oct 2-Nov 6, 4:00 to 6:00 pm

Mondays, Sep 26-Oct 31, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Ages 18 & Up

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  • Masks are not required in the building.
  • Class requires a minimum of 4 registered participants to run.
  • A 3% Transaction Fee applies when using cards.
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Pottery Wheel 1

Are you ready to get your hands dirty? Join our wheel class for beginners that will teach you all the basics of making your own cups and bowls! Instructors teach through demonstrations to show you correct throwing posture, centering, and pulling up cylinders. This class is designed for students with no prior experience and focuses on teaching students the fundamentals of throwing. If you are ready to fall in love with pottery, this is the class you are looking for!


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Sundays – Chris Shields

Professor, fiction author, and dog lover, Chris Shields teaches beginning wheel classes at the CCC. Along with serving on the Board, Chris is a teaching artist who got started in clay by taking wheel classes at the CCC and the University of Arkansas. A late bloomer with clay, Chris is nonetheless devoted to the medium. He created a home studio and currently works with mid-fire clays and glazes. His work is available in Eureka Springs. He is in the process of expanding his home studio to include a gas kiln so that he can explore high-fire reduction work. Chris aspires to produce functional art and finds his inspiration from the beauty of the Ozarks. He and his partner have recently moved to a remote property with their dogs where they are surrounded by bluffs, trees, and water. “I love working with others; helping them to explore their artistic side—and joining them as they discover the wonders of clay.”

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Mondays – Jenny Dowd

As a kid in Kansas, Jenny credits an insatiable appetite for all things art to creative, inventive parents, constant reading and “epic road trips” with the fam. After earning her BFA in Ceramics from Kansas State (where she met her husband, Sam by exchanging phone numbers carved into pieces of clay) and an MFA from the University of Missouri-Columbia, Jenny has taught and shown art all over the U.S. and produces pieces for several shops in Jackson Hole, WY.

A recent transplant to NWA, Jenny and Sam now live in Prairie Grove where they operate Dowd House Studios as full-time artists. Fascinated by the relationship between collector and object, Jenny primarily works in clay to produce functional, quirky, interactive pieces that jive with place and person. She also has worked extensively with the Art Association of Jackson Hole teaching ceramics, drawing, printmaking and artist professional development. Jenny is also the exclusive potter for the White Buffalo Club in Jackson Hole and a private chef in Denver, making custom service ware and plates.


  • Masks are not required in the building.
  • Class requires 4 registered participants to run.
  • A 3% transaction fee applies to card purchases.

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Dates & Times

Sundays, Oct 2-Nov 6, 4:00pm-6:00pm, with Chris Shields, Mondays, Sep 26-Oct 31, 6:30pm-8:30pm, with Jenny Dowd


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