Ceramics & Clay Classes

Starting April 24 & 26

Pottery FUNdamentals!

The Randolph Arts Guild has POTTERY CLASSES!



Have you ever been curious about clay? Want to get your hands into the mud and be creative? Then this class is just for you! Beginners will learn the fundamentals of pottery: wedging clay, centering the clay on the wheel, and pulling up the clay to make different forms. The three basic forms to make on the wheel are a mug, plate and bowl. After that, you should feel more comfortable with exploring different shapes and forms, such as jars, bottles, vases. This class in not limited to wheel throwing either, we will be going over hand-building as well. Is there a project that you are wanting to make? We can do that too! We will also explore surface design, how to apply images, patterns, slips and glazes to the clay. Class includes one bag of clay, glazes and open studio time. 3 students MAX for the wheel, 3 students MAX for handbuilders, 6 students MAX in each class.

Please call (336-629-0399) or stop by the Randolph Arts Guild to register. You can also register online at


RAG Pottery Schedule


Pottery Classes with Christina Bendo

Teen Classes Ages 11-15 / 4-6pm / Tuesdays

Adult Classes Ages 16+ / 6-8 pm / Tuesdays

Session One with Christina will run April 24th through May 29th.


Pottery Classes with Brooke Avery

Teen Classes Ages 11-15 / 4-6pm / Thursdays

Adult Classes Ages 16+ / 6-8 pm / Thursdays

Session One with Brooke will run April 26th through May 31st.


$145 members, $155 nonmembers
Enrollment Deadline is April 20th

Christina Bendo

Christina Bendo grew up helping her parents grow food in the red clay rich soil of Virginia. It seems a natural progression that she now works in a craft that uses the same raw materials needed to grow food to make objects used to serve it. After earning her B.A. at the University of Mary Washington, she went on to complete a three year assistantship with Trista Chapman. She has been a resident at LibertyTown Arts Workshop, the International Ceramics Studio in Hungary, STARworks Ceramics, and Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts. Her current body of work uses local clay slips collected from her ramblings to add another physical and symbolic layer to her pots.

Brooke Avery

Brooke Avery grew up and currently resides in Trinity, NC. Always having a passion for art and creativity, she went on to study art and design at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. It wasn’t until there where she fell in love with clay. After graduating college, she went on to being a full time potter and teaching pottery classes at local art studios. Her background of art and design really shines through on each piece of pottery that is created. Brooke loves teaching and sharing her knowledge of clay with others, that’s why she is currently going back to school to get her Art Education license, so she can teach art in a public school one day. Outside of teaching, making pottery and going to school, Brooke loves to spend time with her friends and family.