Zacharias to teach new advanced pottery class at TACS

Published 4:30 pm Thursday, March 30, 2017

Tryon Arts & Crafts School has an exciting new advanced class to add to its array of craft classes in pottery, glass, weaving and jewelry at the school at 373 Harmon Field Road for the Spring 1 class period, which runs from April 3 through May 12.   

David Zacharias

David Zacharias, an award-winning potter and instructor from Converse College, who taught a hand building class at TACS during the winter, will be teaching a class in Advanced Wheel Throwing on Wednesday afternoons from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The class will focus on the use of calipers for combining thrown parts into more ambitious end products and the use of calipers for fitting a variety of different types of lids.

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Students will start by making a set of cups or bowls followed by pots with different lid types, and lastly pots made from parts made separately and combined together.

David (Zach) has an MFA from the University of South Carolina, and has led workshops throughout the U.S. Zach has participated in 23 one-person exhibitions, been in over 100 group exhibitions and over 70 juried competitions that have been local, state, regional, national and international in scope.

For additional information or to enroll, go to or call 828-859-8323.

For additional information on any of these classes as well as TACS’ regular craft classes and workshops, go to and click on Classes and Workshops.

– article submitted by Cathy Fischer