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.

2 hour Adult Creative Clay Morning

This beginner class for 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:

Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs., 9:00 – 11:00AM

Early Fall Session August 24 – October 2 (no class on Labor Day, Sept. 7)

TUITION: 

Daily drop in tuition:  $55

1 day a week of your choice, for 6 week Early Fall session $315

Includes all clay, tools, glazes, and kiln firing!

Pottery Classes
Pottery Classes

2 Hour Pottery Lab

Ages 6 - 14

This class teaches kids age 6-14 the basics of hand building and wheel throwing.  Through demonstration by our experienced instructors, and hands on learning, students practice foundational construction techniques (coil, slab and pinch pot) to sculpt functional and decorative pieces.  They learn surface decorating techniques using textures, molds, 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 are guided through the process of glazing finished pieces.

Several Convenient Options: 

Option 1:  Full Week, M-F, 1:00-3:00 (projects are always different, enroll in more than one week!)  $260/wk, 10% sibling discount

Option 2: One day a week (pick your day!) for our 6 week Early Fall 2020 Session.  Days / Times:  Mon., 3:30-5:30, Tues. 3:30-5:30 or Fri., 9-11am, $312 / 6 week session, 10% sibling discount.

Beginner Wheel Throwing for Kids

Ages 6-10

This 2 hour class is for kids age 6-10 who have little to no experience at the potter’s wheel, and want to learn the basics of throwing.  Becoming skilled at the potter’s wheel takes time and practice, and the techniques learned in this class will lay the groundwork to be able to create basic vessels including cylinders, bowls, cups, & more.

Learn about the stages of clay, how to properly wedge and prepare clay for the wheel, as well as the processes for reclaiming clay + firing.  Finished pieces are glazed and fired.  A six week session includes lots of practice time at the wheel, and yields approximately three finished, glaze fired vessels.

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

DAYS / TIMES: 

Tuesdays or Thursdays, 11:30am-12:30pm 

Early Fall session starts Tues., Aug. 25

TUITION: 

$180 Full 6 Week Early Fall Session, 10% sibling discount.

Pottery Classes
Pottery Classes

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. 

DAYS / TIMES: 

Tuesdays or Thursdays, 11:30am-12:30pm 

Early Fall session starts Tues., Aug. 25

TUITION: 

$180 Full 6 Week Early Fall Session, 10% sibling discount.

Beginner Pottery for Kids - Hand Building and Pottery Wheel

Ages 6-10

This 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.

DAYS / TIMES: 

Mondays, 6:00-7:30pm 

Early Fall session starts Monday, Aug. 24

TUITION: 

$230 Full 6 Week Early Fall Session, 10% sibling discount.

Pottery Classes
Pottery Classes

DAYS / TIMES: 

Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30pm 

Early Fall session starts Tues., Aug. 25

TUITION: 

$180 Full 6 Week Early Fall Session, 10% sibling discount.

Intermediate Pottery for Kids - Hand Building and Pottery Wheel

Ages 10 - 16

This 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.  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. 

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!

You’ll learn the fundamentals of hand building (making structures from coils, slabs, and pinch pots), and learn 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.

DAYS / TIMES: 

Tuesdays or Thursdays, 11:30am-12:30pm 

Early Fall session starts Tues., Aug. 25

TUITION: 

$180 Full 6 Week Early Fall Session, 10% sibling discount.

Pottery Classes