Pottery Classes + Workshops

for kids & adults too!

Pottery Wheel + Hand Building Classes for Kids & Adults

Intimate Small Classes During Covid-19

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

*NEW* Saturday DROP IN 2 Hour Pottery Lab

Ages 6 - 14

During our two hour DROP IN Pottery Lab, students ages 6-14 will learn the basics of hand building + wheel throwing. 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.

In the wheel throwing portion of the class, students are taught the basics of the pottery wheel and get to try their hand at creating create simple vessels such as small cylinders, cups, bowls, etc.  Finished, fired pieces will be available for pick up in the studio the following week.  Finished pieces will be clear glazed – if your children would like to come to a 2nd 45 min class to add colored glaze for $15, let us know when you pick them up!

Register in Advance. Max Covid Capacity: 10

Days / Times: Most Saturdays in the Fall

10:00am-12pm

12:30-2:30pm

3:00-5:00pm

Tuition:

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

Beginner Pottery for Kids - Hand Building and Pottery Wheel

Ages 6-10

This 1.5 hour class is for kids age 6-10 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.

TUITION: 

$195 / 6week session, 10% sibling discount.

Pottery Classes
Pottery Classes

TUITION: 

$195 / 6 week session, 10% sibling discount.

Intermediate Pottery for Kids - Hand Building and Pottery Wheel

Ages 10 - 16

This 1.5 hr class is for kids age 10 – 16 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 10-16 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. 

Intermediate Wheel Throwing for Kids

Ages 10-16

This class is for kids ages 10 – 16 who have some experience with the potter’s wheel and builds nicely on our Beginner Wheel Throwing class or kids who have attended our summer camps or other classes. 

Becoming proficient at the wheel takes practice, and this class is for kids who are committed to putting in the effort and perseverance to improve. We’ll cover some more advanced techniques, including trimming finished pieces, and adding lids, handles, etc.   

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

TUITION:  $180 / 6 week session, 10% sibling discount

Pottery Classes

1.5 hour Teen + Adult Beginner Pottery

This beginner class for Teens age 13 – Adults teaches the basics of hand building and wheel throwing.   And hey!  Did you notice you can drop your preschool age kids off in our adjoining Art Studio for their own Creative Morning Preschool?!  How convenient is that!?

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.

DAYS / TIMES:

Wed., 6:00 – 7:30pm

TUITION: 

Daily drop in tuition:  $55

$195 / 6 week session.  Includes all clay, tools, glazes, and kiln firing!

Pottery Classes

Family Beginner Pottery / Parent + Child

Parent + child age 6+

We often hear from parents that they want to try their hand at pottery just as much as their kids do!  This class is the perfect opportunity to bond with your child (age 6+) and enjoy a creative experience together!  You’ll learn and create side-by-side, sharing in each other’s successes and challenges, and cheering each other on along the way!  A great family bonding experience that you’ll cherish for a lifetime!  This is a perfect experience to give as a gift for a special occasion or just an excuse to get out of the house and enjoy some one-on-one time together!

Alongside your child, you’ll learn the fundamentals of hand building (making structures from coils, slabs, and pinch pots), and how to throw basic objects on the wheel – cups, bowls, cylinders, etc.  Enroll both the parent(s) and the child(ren).  Due to space, there is a limit of 3 per family – either 2 children + 1 parent, or 2 parents + 1 child.

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

TUITION: 

$150 / person (enroll both the parent + the child)

DROP IN (space permitting):  $27 / person / per class

Pottery Classes