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Pottery with Darian Dumont

Art League Pottery Program

For Students new to our

Class Dates: Tuesdays July 23, July 30,
August 6, August 13, August 20 and August 27, 2024

Class Time: 6 - 8pm

Class Cost: $175

 Includes use of all materials and equipment in our pottery studio.
You will start with 6 lbs of clay.  Additional clay can be purchased at $2.00 per lb.

We invite beginner through experienced potters to join us in our Art League Pottery Program.


Students will receive instruction on clay preparation, hand-building, and wheel throwing techniques.  You will then use that knowledge to explore your creativity with guidance from experienced instructor Darian Dumont.

Included with your class materials is a starter slab of clay.   You may purchase more clay if needed.  All studio equipment and tools are available for use, including an extruder, slab roller and numerous types of throwing wheels.  Brushes, clay tools and glazes are also supplied.  All work will be fired in the HAL kiln.

Class overview:

  • Week 1 - introduction to 2/3 hand building techniques including the available tools and equipment.

  • Week 2 - additional hand building and demonstration of throwing on a wheel.

  • Week 3 & 4 - choose your technique (hand building or wheel) to make one or more pieces.

  • Week 5 & 6 - introduction to glazes and application to your pieces.

  • Return to the SAC Pottery Studio to pick up your glazed pieces.

Students are requested to bring the following to the first class:

  • old dish towel

  • apron

  • 15 qt plastic tub with lid

Art League Pottery for new Students
Start Date: July 23, 2024 - $175


Classes are held at the Sebring Art Center - 1985 Lakeview Drive, Sebring FL 33870.  Please enter the Art League Pottery section of the building,

using the white door to the far right.

After completion of this course, check our web site frequently for newly released classes.


 Additional Art League Pottery Studio time is complimentary with a HAL Membership.  Our Master Potter Darian oversees open studio time for students currently in one of her classes, on Mondays from 3:30 – 5:30 pm. Starting July 1, 2024 our pro-rated individual 2024 dues is $35 (regularly $60).  Please click on the MEMBERSHIP button to join.

Darian Dumont Bio

Instructor Darian Dumont brings over 30 years of experience to HAL’s pottery program. After earning a BFA in Art from William Woods University and later a BA in Psychology, Dumont honed her technical skills as a production potter at several pottery studios in the United States. She is experienced in both hand-building and throwing pottery on the wheel.


Darian Dumont has taught art and pottery in the public school system starting in the 1990’s and continues to teach her craft to adults and children at the Sebring Art Center for the Highlands Art League.

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