Ages 4 years - Adult
Click on the class to register. Minimum age is a requirement and cannot be negotiated for the safety of the student and class. Please understand that all clay classes are structured. This means that we can not accept students who are more that 15 minutes late for any class. For multiple week series attendance on the first day of class is mandatory. No refunds will be given if these guidelines are not followed. Please see terms in each class listing for more details.
“Megan was fantastic! My cousin and I took a pottery class on the wheel and we had a blast! Megan was really patient as she was instructing and we learned a lot.”
POTTERY WHEEL - PARENT & CHILD
Ages: 4 to 8 with parent
Fee: $28 per wheel**
This class is designed for the parent/child team to work together on the a wheel using 1.5 lbs of clay to create a unique piece of their own. In the 45 minutes of class the instructor will give you a step-by-step demonstration, you get your own hands-on experience working together with clay on the wheel, and you can choose one of your small creations to be fired for you. Then you can return to paint it in a week.
This Fall, Two Timslots will now be available on the following Saturdays: 2pm or 3:30pm
August 25. September 22. November 3. December 1
**Ages 4-8 years will partner with a parent on the wheel. Minimum ages are non-negotiable.
Ages: 9-12 years
Fee: $52 per student.
Includes all materials, tools and firing.
These two week sessions are the perfect starting class for kids 9-12 who want to try out the potters wheel. Week 1 will learn the basics of wheel throwing and week 2 we will glaze the pieces. Kids are encouraged to take multiple sessions to hone their skills.
September 18 & 25: Cups
October 16 & 23: Bowls
November 6 & 13: Plates
Teen Clay Club
Fee $65 per student (includes 4lbs of clay)
Special: $145 for all session pass (please call studio for details)
This relaxed clay learning club is a great opportunity for young potters to learn new skills and make new friends. At the start of each three week session potters will have the choice between a handful of projects to learn and will then have the opportunity to work at their own pace through each project elaborating as they go. Students are strongly encouraged to take multiple sessions in a row to complete their larger projects and advance their skills. Wheel throwing and sculpting instruction included.
September 13, 20, 27
October 4, 11, 18
November 1, 8, 15
Ages: Adults 16+
Fee: $95 per person
This three week class is designed to give you a strong start in the basics of the potter's wheel - no prior wheel experience necessary. You will experience the whole process of pottery creation from the clump of clay to shiny glazed masterpiece. Each class includes demonstrations, a hands-on instructor, 10 lbs of clay, the use of tools and glazes, kiln firings of your creations, and four open studio drop-in practice sessions during the class session.
Tuesdays 6:30-9:00 pm:
June 5, 12 & 19: Mugs with Handles
July 10, 17, 24: Vases
September 11, 18, 25: Bowls & Trays
October 23, 30 November 6: Mugs with Handles
December 4, 11, 18: Plates & Cups
Saturdays 10:30 am-1 pm:
July 14, 21, 28: Mugs and Handles
September 8, 15, 22: Cups & Plates
November 3, 10, 17: Bowls & Trays
December 1, 8, 15: Mugs with Handles
Ages: Adults 16+
Fee: $175 per person
3-week session meets twice weekly on Tuesday and Thursday
This intensive version of our wheel 101 class is for beginner to intermediate potters who want to learn more than one project and dive deep into a strong skills set on the potters wheel that will give them way great to continue to work on their own! This class includes 4 open studio drop-in practice sessions, 20lbs of clay, as well as the 15 hours of inclass time with our Kiln Master.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30-9pm
August 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30: Mugs, Tumblers & Vases
October 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18: Jars, Plates, & Lids
Fee: $40+ cost of clay
Looking for the next step after you have taken pottery 101? This workshop is for you! You don’t have to be a master, just understand the basics of clay to take this class and learn more techniques that anyone can use to improve their work and grow. Designed for our ceramics studio members as well as potters in our community; the class starts with an intensive demo workshop on the topic listed and then leaves time for students to ask questions, talk about projects they are working on, have a round table discussion and talk shop.
Starting in August 2-4:30pm
June 2: The Magic of Paper Clay (on or off wheel)
Paper clay is an amazing special combination of clay and paper pulp that can help hand building and wheel potters alike achieve larger, thinner and stronger forms. We will cover how to make it and what you can do with it!
July 7: Wheel to Table, combine throwing and building to make large dishes.
Ever wanted to make a really big lasagna dish, a tray or fruit bowl? This class is for you. We will talk about the many ways to start a piece on the wheel and then finish it with slabs and hand building.
August 11: Build a Bird. Intro to handsculpting and its applications.
We will learn to build a 3-D bird sculpture in this class while talking about the principles of hand building, sculpting and how to apply it to other works.
September 8: Off the Hump, Heavy Weight Wheel throwing
We will talk all about working with larger weights of clay, demo how to wedge center and throw of a hump to make work faster. We will also cover chip and dippers, how to assemble or throw solid and how to make really tall things using multiple cylinders.
October 6: Wheel Throwing a Closed Form: Mushroom making and Jack’o Lanterns.
November 10: Glazing party!
We will learn how to use vynal decals, resist decoration, glaze penciles, silk screens and a special use of gold luster. We recommend having some glaze fired pieces and unglazed bisque ware to expirement on!
December 8: Slab rolling and Building: Plates, trays, bowls and more.
We will learn how to use the slab roller and extruder. How to make a flat chunk of clay into a beautiful form without the wheel!
Ages: Adults 15+
Fee: $30 per person
New & Experienced students invited to fire up with Megan. Bring your own bisque pottery to fire (5inx5inx5in max, includes one piece. $5 for each additional paid day of) or buy a piece off our shelves at 10% discount day of the event.
· May 23
· Jun 6
· July 11
Ages: 8 years - Adults (ages 4-8 can throw on the wheel with adult only)
Fee: $60 for first hour for one person
$25 for the first hour per each additional person
$25 per each additional hour/person
-Max of 3 people in a lesson
-Includes 4 lbs. clay per person
-$3/lb. for additional clay (this includes firing & glazing)
-Up to 4 items per person made during lesson will be bisque fired
-Students can glaze in pottery café after bisque firing
-Item(s) will be ready for pick up 14–21 days after lesson
-Students interested in visiting the Clay Lab on self-driven, uninstructed use may include orientation during the lesson. Be sure to select this option at check out. Orientation will take between 15-25 minutes of lesson time.
Open Clay Lab use is not remecomended without some prior experience in clay or multiple lessons/class.
Duration: 1.5 hours
Make it a date! A fun night as a private lesson on the throwing wheel for 2-4 people with instruction by a professional potter. Bring your liquid courage to toast to your creative accomplishment!
Experienced clay users and potters may use of Clay Lab during open hours or join our 24 Hr Access Members!