This combined demonstration and hands-on workshop will focus on wheel forming skills such as: throwing various forms based on cylinder/bowl/plate, lids, handles, spouts and trimming. In addition, we will explore enhanced throwing skills and concepts such as altered forms, inverted throwing, gesture and "skin" of the pot as well as strategies for creating sets or groupings of pots. Much of the forms and surfaces will be geared toward successful work fired in a wood kiln. Through demonstrations, hands-on studio work and group discussion we will seek to improve wheel throwing skills, but more, we will seek to clarify strategies for creating articulate pottery forms. The course will be suitable for beginning through advanced experience levels.