Intermediate Wheel Throwing Course – Spring 2022 – Mark Muscarello

Intermediate Wheel Throwing 2022

Intermediate Wheel Throwing – Spring, 2022

Saturdays, April 16–May 21, 2022 • 2–4:30 PM (Pacific)

Instructor: Mark Muscarello • In-person • $295

Join studio artist Mark Muscarello for an intermediate wheel throwing course (Spring, 2022). Designed for students who are comfortable throwing, trimming and glazing work independently, this class works on consistency in throwing and also using the wheel to create larger and more complex bodies of work.

Classes meet once a week for 2.5 hours in the AMOCA Ceramics Studio for six weeks (15 hours of total instruction), and are limited in size to ten students.

Refunds are not allowed after the course begins. Refunds requested during the week prior to the start of the class will be honored at 50%. Refunds requested prior to this will be honored minus Eventbrite fees. If you would like to request a refund, email

Every student is required to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination on the first day of class. If a student cannot provide proof of vaccination, the student will be unable to continue with the class. In these cases, refunds will not be allowed. Thank you in advance for your understanding!

Class Registration

RSVP using the form below (it may take a moment to load). If you have any problems, call the studio at (909) 622-0464 or email

Course Overview (Intermediate Wheel Throwing – Spring, 2022)

Week 1Studio and course introduction/logistics; the 5-cup project; demo: throwing off the hump
Week 2Introduction to throwing larger forms; demo: throwing a large bowl
Week 3The lidded vessel: jars, lids, and containers; demo: throwing and measuring lidded vessels
Week 4Throwing bottle forms; demo: throwing bottle forms with neck
Week 5Throwing large platters; demo: throw a large platter
Week 6Glazing techniques, including layering and spraying glazes; demo: layering and spraying glazes

Meet Your Instructor: Mark Muscarello

Mark Muscarello first fell in love with clay during high school, where his art teacher was a influenced and nurtured his passion and skill for throwing and sculpting. His studio practice is influenced by Mark di Suvero, Anthony Caro, David Smith, Joseph Campbell, Val Cushing and Wayne Higby. Muscarello received his BFA in Ceramics from Alfred University in 1979, and has maintained a studio practice in the AMOCA Ceramics Studio for several years.

Learn more at or by following him on Instagram.