Adult Classes

Now Enrolling Fall Classes

8 Week Fall Session: October 14- December 10

HandsonWheel  Ready, Set, Throw! One Night Pottery Class

Kelsey Sickmeyer & Cayce Kolstad

Friday 7-9pm

Ever wanted to try your hand at the pottery wheel? Have you always wanted to learn to throw but you're not sure if you want to commit to an 8-week class? Or maybe you and some friends are just looking for something different to do on a Friday night. Well, look no further - Ready, Set, Throw is here!

We guarantee you'll make at least one pot on the wheel in this special one-night class. Even if you've never touched clay before, our highly skilled staff will guide you through the entire process. It's the perfect opportunity to get creative and have fun!

This class is much better if you do it with friends. Plan your next outing with us. Makes a great unique party idea. Or bring a bottle of wine and your special someone and make it a date! You will get your very own ceramic pot that YOU MADE in a couple weeks. Don't live in town? Not to worry, we can ship it to you! Seats for this special event are limited so sign up now!

Level: All Levels, Beginners Welcome

Tuition: $50 Per Person, Includes all materials and firing

Click on the date to register for class:

October 23, November 20, December 4

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Fun And Functional Teapots
Laura Peery

Mondays 3-5:30pm
October 19- December 7

The teapot is a fun and challenging form that offers the clay artist endless room for interpretation and experimentation. This course will provide a deep examination of the teapot in terms of its form, function, and surface, as well as its potential for adding a narrative quality to our work. We will handbuild many basic forms allowing happy accidents and serendipity to lead us in new directions.

Level: Intermediate And Advanced
Tuition: $310 + $45 Lab Fee*



Sculpting Animals In Clay
Mac McCusker

Tuesdays 11am-1:30pm
October 20- December 8

Join Mac for a gentle introduction to traditional and non-traditional sculpting techniques that can be used to create dynamic animal sculptures. You will develop the understanding and insight necessary to successfully design and construct an animal form in clay. Demonstrations will include sculpting solid forms, cutting and hollowing out, and surface detailing. Additional discussions will include firing of the work and post-firing finishing techniques.

Level: All Levels
Tuition: $310 + $45 Lab Fee*


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Low Fire Surface Embellishment
Cynthia Lee

Wednesdays 2:30-5pm
October 14- December 9
No Class November 25

This class will integrate textural surfaces from the wet stage with decorative elements made permanent through firing. Using low fire clay, surfaces will be embellished with handmade stencils, stamp rollers, sgraffito, carving and altering. Colored terra sigillata, slips, washes and glazes will highlight these surfaces. Serving trays and decorative wall tiles will give us plenty of space to play with!

Level: All Levels
Tuition: $310 + $45 Lab Fee*




Remaking History: A Look At Contemporary American Ceramics- This class has been cancelled
Lindsay Rogers

Wednesdays 6:30-9pm
October 14- December 9
No Class November 25

This will is an intermediate throwing class unlike any other! Working chronologically, each class will start with a short presentation on 19th and 20th century artists and potteries that have contributed to the contemporary American ceramics movement. Class demonstrations will focus on understanding and remaking the historical vessels as a tool for individual studio growth. Surface design techniques, such as slip decoration, underglaze decoration, underglaze transfers, sprig molds and appliqué will be covered in relation to their appearance in historical American ceramics. A variety of wheel throwing demonstrations will also be covered. Ceramic history lessons will go from early stoneware crockery through the mid-century modern influence on contemporary ceramics.

Level: Intermediate And Advanced
Tuition: $310 + $45 Lab Fee*



Modeling The Female Form
Karen Powell

Thursdays 2:30-5pm
October 15- December 10
No Class November 26

This class focuses on the anatomical and skeletal structure of the human form, as it is useful in creating strong figurative sculpture. Students will work in water-based clay as they sculpt their figures from observation of a professional model. Karen will provide daily demonstrations and discussions to assist in this process. This class is suitable for beginner, intermediate and advanced students, and will emphasize building technical skills for creating a more life like presentation of the figure in clay.

Level: All Levels
Tuition: $310 + $85 Lab and Model Fee




Give It A Whirl
Heather Spontak

Thursday 6:30-9pm
October 15- December 10
No Class November 26

Have you always wanted to try the potter's wheel? Here's your chance! This class will start nice and easy with bowls and mugs to go over the fundamentals. We will use several basic techniques to work our way up to plates and platters, vases and even jars! Pull up your sleeves and get ready to "Give it a Whirl!"

Level: Beginner and Seasoned Beginner
Tuition: $245 + $30 Lab Fee*


*The Lab Fee covers the cost of:

Your first bag of clay (25 pounds)
Use of the studio outside of class time during scheduled Open Studio Hours
Use of the community studio equipment
Use of the studio glazes
Bisque and glaze firing of work made in class