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Class Descriptions

 

Throwing

Adult Throwing Beginner: for ages 16+  /  $250

This 6-week beginners’ course will provide introductory exposure to, and skill building in, the art of wheel throwing. Students will learn to manipulate clay on the potter’s wheel, creating functional, unique and personal pieces. Focus is on centering and throwing basic forms for students with little to no prior pottery experience. Course fee includes 25 pounds of clay, use of each tool kit, shelf space, all glazes and firings, plus additional 20+ open practice hours in which students are encouraged to practice and play.

Adult Throwing Intermediate: for ages 16+  /  $250

Prerequisite: Beginning Throwing

This 6-week Intermediate course provides intermediate and advanced instruction in the art of wheel throwing. Focus is on expanding skill and proficiency on basic forms as well as embellishing techniques and glazes for students with at least one session of Pottery Works Beginning Throwing already completed.  Course fee includes 25 pounds of clay, tool kit, shelf space, all glazes and firings, plus additional 20+ open practice hours in which students are encouraged to practice and play.

One Day Wheel Class  /  $80 per participant

No prior experience is required. Our instructor will show and assist you with the basic techniques of throwing on the potter’s wheel. You will get to keep the bowl or cylinder you have successfully created. We will glaze and fire it for you with a glaze of your choosing, and we will email you in approximately 3 weeks to let you know your pieces are ready to be picked up. 

Dirty Date Night: Couples Special  /  $160 per couple

You and your partner will bond while enjoying this introduction to the basic skills of throwing on the potter’s wheel. No prior experience is required. Our instructor will show and assist each of you with the basic techniques of the potter’s wheel. You will each get to keep the bowl or cylinder you have successfully created. We will glaze and fire it for you with a glaze of your choosing, and we will email you in approximately 3 weeks to let you know your pieces are ready to be picked up.

 

Trial Spin: for ages 16+  /  $30 per participant
​Brand new to clay and want to take one of our potter's wheels out for a test ride? Try a Trial Spin and get a coupon for a discounted 6 week class. All Trial Spin sessions need to be booked at least two weeks in advance.

 
 

Hand-building

Adult Hand-building  /  $250

Under the instruction of Hannah Hones, participants will create functional vessels or sculptural objects by exploring the fundamentals of hand-building. Students will learn the techniques of coil and slab building and glaze their work to create virtually anything they can dream up. The use of tools such as molds, extruded, and the slab roller will be demonstrated. For ages 16+ No previous experience is needed. Course fee includes 25 pounds of clay, use of each tool kit, shelf space, all glazes and firings, plus additional 20+ open practice hours in which students are encouraged to practice and play.

Ceramic Ornaments  /  $30

Build and Glaze in one evening!

No Experience Necessary! Annette will guide you through building your own unique set of holiday ornaments -- Glaze too -- all in one evening. Course fee includes all materials, glazes, firings, and use of studio tools.

Ceramic Christmas Tree  /  $60

2 Session Workshop with Annette McMahon

No experience necessary! Join Annette as she guides you through this festive hand-building ceramics project over two Wednesday evenings. Build and accessorize in session 1; personalize and glaze in session 2. Course fee includes all materials, instruction, and firing fees.

Luminaries: Snowmen  /  $60

2 Session Workshop with Annette McMahon

No experience necessary! Join Annette as she guides you through this adorable hand-building ceramics project over two Tuesday evenings. Build and accessorize in session 1; personalize and glaze in session 2.  Course fee includes all materials, instruction, and firing fees.

Hand-Built Mugs Dec 7 & 21 /  $60

2-Session Workshop with Annette McMahon

Learn the fundamentals of hand-building while creating two unique mugs. Includes all instruction and materials, firings, use of tools, and glazes. For ages 16+

 

Kids'

Youth Pottery: for ages 8+  /  $240

This course is designed for young emerging potters and is scheduled to accommodate their busy day. Students will learn hand-building techniques; pinch, coil and slab, plus throwing on the pottery wheel. A variety of glazing and decoration methods are explored. No previous experience is required, and new projects are continuously introduced for returning students. Course fee includes 25 pounds of clay, use of each tool kit, shelf space, all glazes, and firings. Family pricing is available.

Trial Spin: for ages 8+ (must be accompanied by an adult)  /  $30 per participant

Brand new to clay and want to take one of our potter's wheels out for a test ride? Try a Trial Spin!

Homeschool

Youth Pottery: for ages 8+ /  $240

This course is designed for young emerging potters. Students will learn hand-building techniques; pinch, coil and slab, plus throwing on the pottery wheel. A variety of decoration methods are explored including extruded elements and glazing techniques. No previous experience is required, and new projects are continuously introduced for returning students. Course fee includes 25 pounds of clay, use of each tool kit, shelf space, all glazes, and firings. Family pricing available.

 
 
 

Glaze Your Own

For all ages  /  Standard Piece $30

Casual Potters Welcome! We have a variety of studio bisqueware to fit every age, ability, and budget. Choose a mug, bowl, figurine, or serving piece, and get ready to glaze the evening away. We will clear glaze and fire your piece for future pickup. Registration secures your seat and choice of a standard bisqueware piece. Options to upgrade your piece available once you’re in the studio. 

Glaze N Sip

For Adults  /  Standard Piece $30

Take arts socializing to the next level. We have a variety of studio bisqueware to fit every budget. Choose a mug, bowl, figurine, or serving piece, add some friends, beverages, and snacks and you’re ready to glaze the evening away. We will clear glaze and fire your piece for future pickup. Registration secures your seat and choice of a standard bisqueware piece. Options to upgrade your piece available once you’re in the studio. 

Private Events

For all ages

Create the perfect birthday, anniversary, retreat, or friends and family private party using our wheels, glazing, and hand-building stations. Contact us for pricing and scheduling.