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Class Descriptions

 

Throwing

Adult Throwing Beginners: for ages 16+  /  $250 for 6 weeks

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.

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.

 

Raku Rodeo  /  $45 per participant

PREREQUISITE: Beginning Throwing

For folks who have completed at least one round of Beginning Throwing at Pottery Works.  Work with Ed to throw pieces specifically suited for our raku kiln, then join us at the public firing on August 12 when you'll get to fire your own pieces.  Class fee includes all instruction, materials, and Open Practice hours for finishing and glazing.

 

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 for 6 weeks

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.

Mugs: Hand-build  /  $60

2-Week 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.

Luminaries: Snowmen  /  $60

2-Week Workshop with Hannah Hones

No experience necessary! Join Hannah 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.

Luminaries: Tea Lights  /  $30

1-Week Class with Hannah Hones

Join Hannah for this single-session hand-building project. Participants are given  all materials, tools, and instruction to build their own adorable set of tea light luminaries which will be glazed, fired, and ready for pickup at a later date.

Wind Chimes  /  $60

2-Week Workshop with Hannah Hones

Learn the fundamentals of hand-building while creating unique Wind Chimes. Includes all instruction and materials, firings, use of tools, and glazes. For ages 14+

Ceramics in Nature  /  $60

2-Week Family Friendly Workshop with Hannah Hones

Join Hannah at Lime Hollow Center for Environment and Culture for a leisurely stroll as you forage for natural objects you'll use in ceramics. Participants will learn about and use natural materials to imprint into their own unique pieces in Session 1. Session 2 brings us back to the studio for finishing and glazing. Includes all instruction and materials, firings, use of tools, and glazes. For ages 14+

 
 

Kids'

Youth Pottery: for ages 8+  /  $240 for 6 weeks

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 for 6 weeks

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.