Using a potters wheel clay is centered and worked to create a basic cylinder shape. This shape is then pressed, pulled and open to the desired piece: bowls, plates, pitchers the possibilities are endless.
With guidance and support you will learn to center clay to form a cylinder which is the basis for other shapes. Classes are small and designed for individual attention so that each student can develop skills in a relaxed environment. You will have guided studio time once a week and plenty of open studio time to practice.
SCHEDULE AND FEES
Each session meets once a week for 4 weeks and they start at the beginning of every month.
Must be 18 years or older to attend.
Please read studio policies before signing up for a course or workshop.
SUMMER 2023 CLASSES ARE FULL
PLEASE CHECK BACK IN AUGUST FOR FALL REGISTRATION DATES AND CLASS SCHEDULE
ONE DAY WORKSHOPS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR THE SUMMER MONTHS
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST!
07/05, 07/12, 07/19 and 07/26
6:00 to 8:00 pm
08/07, 08/14, 08/21 and 08/28
6:00 p.m to 8:00 pm
08/09, 08/16, 08/23 and 08/30
6:00 p.m to 8:00 pm
08/05, 08/12, 08/19 and 08/26
10:00 to 12:00
3 Wednesday Mornings and 1 Tuesday
Tuesday 09/05 and Wednesdays 09/06, 09/13, 09/20
10:00 am to12:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday morning
Saturday 09/02, 09/09 and Sunday 09/10, 09/17
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Fee: $195 for a 4 week course
Small classes: up to 5 participants per session, two hours of instruction per week (4 classes total during the month) plus open studio time to practice at no additional cost. Participants also get the use of a small personal shelf to store work and materials, use of studio glazes and slips, and firing space of 300 cu. in per firing (one bisque and one glaze). Firing space not used cannot be carried over to future sessions. Pieces that are not completed and fired during your month of classes will need to be removed or will be discarded at the end of the session.
Thanks for your cooperation.
NOTE: CLAY AND TOOLS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE FEE.
Clay: $12 for a 12.5 lbs. bag
Kiln firing fee at .05 cents per cu.in. (basis kiln availability)
There is no kit rental or sale at the studio.
NOTE: The studio cannot accommodate large pieces nor is it suitable for pottery production. You will have to be selective with the pieces you produce to keep them within the limits of the firing space included in the fee. Please remove all your work and tools at the end of each session. Work (finished and unfinished) and materials left in the studio after a new session has started will be discarded. Thank you for your cooperation.
ONE DAY WORKSHOP
Can't commit to a monthly course at the moment? Take a one day workshop. These workshops allow you to try the potters wheel for the first time. No experience needed, just a fun and open mind.
Workshops run for 2 hours, $90 per person. Fee includes instruction at the wheel, clay, and use of studio tools. You also get to keep one of your creations which I trim, glaze and fire for you. Maximum 5 people per workshop. Minimum of 3 to hold a workshop.
Workshops are one day classes where you will try your hand at centering clay. If you want to keep 1 additional piece that you make during your visit, there is an additional $25 fee. This additional fee covers trimming, glazing (choose two colors) and two firings. A process that takes 3-4 weeks to complete.
Workshops can only be taken once. If you are interested in taking more classes please sign up for a 4 week course.
SIGN UP FOR A CLASS
To sign up go to "Book online ", choose a class and make a payment.
Your spot is not reserved until full payment has been received.
If a session is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will receive full refund.
Class make up is not available.
Please read studio policies before you sign up.
By signing up for a course or workshop you understand and agree to our studio policies.
contact us with any questions.
Pottery making is an ancient art form around which many cultures have flourished. From the Persian Plateaus to the Mesoamerican continent, pottery has served as a form of expression and cultural growth. Learn this ancient craft in one of our four courses and be part of this tradition.