Pottery Classes + Workshops

for kids & adults too!

Pottery Wheel + Hand Building Classes for Kids & Adults

Pottery classes are a great opportunity to explore the mess, the joy, and the challenges of working with clay. No picking pre-made pottery off a shelf to paint here! Each artist experiences the entire process of sculpting out of clay (by hand or on the wheel), beginning with wet clay and ending with kiln fired ceramic pieces!

While learning how to roll coils, build slabs, & create textures & unique surface patterns, students absorb fun factoids about clay, kiln temperatures & history of pottery making!

Parents, prepare yourself for ceramic awesome-ness! At pick up, you may wonder if we took your kids on a mud run through the woods and then hosed them off, but we just consider that a successful day in the clay studio! Finished & fired pieces are ready for pick up the week after the class session ends (to allow us time to kiln fire their final creations).

Classes are intimate and focused, so students get ample assistance with process & techniques.

Tuition covers all materials, including clay, tools, glazes, and firing.

Pottery Classes

Saturday DROP IN 2 Hour Pottery Lab

Ages 5 - 14

During our two hour DROP IN Pottery Lab, students ages 5-14 will learn the basics of hand building. Through demonstration by our experienced instructors and hands on learning, students practice foundational construction techniques (coil, slab and pinch pot) to sculpt an amazing hand built project.

Register in Advance. Max Covid Capacity: 10

Days / Times: Periodic Saturdays

Tuition:  $55 – includes all materials (clay, glaze, etc.) + kiln firing of all pieces created.  10% sibling discount

Preschool Age Pottery Classes

Ages 3.5-6

Manipulating clay at this early developmental age is a great way for preschoolers to express their imagination, improve their fine and gross motor skills, hand-eye coordination and problem-solving skills!

The ultimate 3D art form, clay can be a direct extension of kids’ imaginations! It’s not only relaxing and enjoyable for kids this age, but it helps with focus and concentration, and gives them the freedom and enjoyment of creating something tangible with their own hands! It builds hand and finger muscle strength, coordination, and gives kids a sense of pride and accomplishment to have a long lasting piece of art to show off!

We offer either a Preschool Combo Art + Pottery Class (ages 3.5 -6, drop off), or an all clay “Clay Play” Pottery class (ages 4-6, a parent or caregiver accompanies their child, to support and encourage them as they explore this creative medium).

Pottery Classes

Beginner Pottery for Kids - Hand Building and Pottery Wheel

Ages 5-9

This 1.5 hour class is for kids age 5-9 who have little to no experience with clay, and want to learn the basics of hand building and wheel throwing.  Through demonstration by our experienced instructors, and hands on learning, students learn foundational construction techniques (coil, slab and pinch pot) to sculpt functional and decorative pieces.  Students learn surface decorating techniques using textures, slip, sgraffito, & stencils as well as glazing techniques.

In the wheel throwing portion of the class, students learn fundamentals to create basic pieces such as cylinders, cups, bowls, etc. and will be guided through the process of glazing their finished creations!

Includes all clay, tools, glaze and firing.  Finished, fired pieces are available for pick up after the session.

Pottery Classes
Pottery Classes

Intermediate Pottery for Kids - Hand Building and Pottery Wheel

Ages 9-12

This 1.5 hr class is for kids age 9-12 who have some experience with clay, or have attended our summer camps or other pottery classes and want to improve their sculpting and wheel throwing skills.  (Note:  if your child is age 9-12 but has NO experience with clay, that’s ok! We group kids by age, so this would be the best fit, vs. the beginner class for younger kids.)  Through demonstration by our experienced instructors, and hands on learning, students apply foundational construction techniques (coil, slab and pinch pot) to sculpt functional and decorative pieces.  Students learn surface decorating techniques using textures, slip, sgraffito, & stencils as well as glazing techniques.

In the wheel throwing portion of the class, students practice techniques to improve their knowledge and skill of the potter’s wheel, as they create cylinders, cups, bowls, etc. and will be guided through the process of glazing their finished creations!

Includes all clay, tools, glazes and kiln firing.  Finished, glazed pieces are available for pick up after the session. 

1.5 hour Teen + Adult Beginner Pottery

This beginner class for Teens age 13 – Adults teaches the basics of hand building and wheel throwing.  

Through demonstration by our experienced instructors, and hands on learning, you’ll practice foundational construction techniques (coil, slab and pinch pot) to sculpt functional and decorative pieces.  You’ll learn surface decorating techniques using textures, molds, slip, sgraffito, & stencils as well as glazing techniques.

In the wheel throwing portion of the class, you’ll learn fundamentals to create basic pieces such as cylinders, cups, bowls, etc. and you’ll be guided through the process of trimming and glazing your pieces.

Pottery Classes

Beginner Wheel Throwing

Age 6 - Adult

This 1 hr class is for kids (age 6+) and Adults who have little to no experience at the potter’s wheel, and want an introduction to the basics to try their hand at wheel throwing!

Becoming skilled at the potter’s wheel takes time and practice, and the introductory techniques learned in this class will lay the groundwork to be able to create basic vessels like small bows & cups. At the end of class, select your two favorite pieces and they will be clear glazed and fired and ready for pick up the following week.

Adults – set up yourself as a “student” in the parent portal to be able to enroll as a student!

Space is limited to 6 students.

Pottery Classes