Adult Classes

Now Enrolling Winter 2016 Classes

8 Week Fall Session: January 11- March 3

HandsonWheel  Ready, Set, Throw! One Night Pottery Class

Kelsey Sickmeyer & Cayce Kolstad

Friday 7-9pm
December 4

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 here to register online

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Valentine's Day Pottery For Couples

Friday, February 12, 7-9pm
Saturday, February 13, 7-9pm
Sunday, February 14, 2-4pm

Cayce and Kelsey have a special treat in store for this Valentine's Day edition of Ready, Set, Throw. Come sip a glass of wine and nibble on chocolates while you and your partner explore the sensual aspects of clay. You can dig your hands in the clay, or work on a piece together. We'll even help you re-enact the scene from Ghost! We will glaze and fire the work for you, so you can have a permanent reminder of your passion for each other. A great date for couples who don't mind getting a little...dirty.

Level: All Levels, Beginners Welcome
Tuition: $85 Per Couple

Click on the date below to register online:

#1 Friday, February 12

#2 Saturday, February 13

#3 Sunday, February 14


Interactive Narrative Sculpture
Mac McCusker

Mondays 11am-1:30pm
January 11- February 29

Ever wanted to make art that has moving parts? Tells a story? Incorporating hinges, doors, sliding parts and even action figures? Students will learn the basic building techniques of working with slabs, constructing with coils, making and adding moving parts. Additional detail and finishing techniques will be demonstrated. We will also discuss specialty tools, firing processes and post firing techniques. Let's make artwork that engages our audience!

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


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Refining Your Focus: Creating An Engaging Body Of Work
Laura Peery

Mondays, 3-5:30pm
January 11- February 29

Are you interested in sharpening your focus? Thinking about entering shows or applying for residencies? Then you need a cohesive body of work. In this class we will identify elements of current work on which to focus in order to move forward with more intention. The goal of the course will be to create 5 finished works that relate to each other in color, decorative elements, style, and technique. Students will receive plenty of personal attention as well as individual critiques. On completion of the class students will have developed a body of work that is ready to photograph and be used for gallery submission, show entries, job applications and more.

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



Flowerpots In The Garden
Cynthia Lee

Tuesdays 1-3:30pm
January 12- March 1

Fend off the cold and think about green things in the winter! We will combine slabs, tile molds, carved, molded and folded feet to create just the right planter for the porch garden you have in mind. Using Highwater Clays' cone 6 Riverside Grit clay, great for outdoors all year round, students will enjoy adding texture and slips while pondering the arrival of spring.

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




Setting Up Shop On Etsy
Raina Lee Scott

Tuesdays 7-9pm
January 12- February 9
5 Weeks

Do you have a body of work piling up and would like to start selling it online? Etsy is a great place to start. Not just for clay artists, this class is for all makers who want help opening an Etsy Shop. We will start from the very beginning and go through the process step by step. Exploring photography, branding and banners, Raina will teach you how to optimize your visibility with the use of key words and excellent titles. It will be a fun and supportive space where we will work together to get selling!

Level: Beginner
Tuition: $185, No Lab Fee




Exploring Forms For Salt And Soda- This Class Is FULL
Linda McFarling

Every Other Wednesday 1-6pm
January 13- April 20

This 16-week class will focus on working with forms that are well suited for atmospheric firings. Beginning with lidded forms and moving on to teapots, students will explore a variety of forms to produce lively pots that reflect their unique touch and sensibilities. We will examine faceting, fluting, darting and many other techniques to facilitate the search for pots that lie within each individual. This class will also feature multiple opportunities to fire work in the salt kiln at Odyssey.

Level: Intermediate and Advanced
Tuition: $590 + $150 Lab Fee*


Mastering Porcelain
Anja Bartels

Thursdays 3-5:30pm
January 14- March 3

This throwing class is aimed at seasoned potters who are intimidated by porcelain. Taking a calm, rational approach to the material, we will delve into techniques for throwing tall and big, thin and tight. We will also cover handles that don't crack, issues particular to glazing porcelain ware, and firing strategies. Finishing up with the history of porcelain and a bit of chemistry, this class provides an in- depth examination of one of the field's most seductive materials.

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



Beginner Wheel
Julia Weber

Thursdays 6:30-9pm
January 14- March 3

Learn how to use the potter's wheel and create your own unique ceramic ware! Working with a variety of traditional techniques to create cups, bowls, and plates, students will also get to try out decoration techniques such as carving, stamping, and wax resist. All are given creative freedom and challenged to develop their own personal aesthetic. Classes will include demos, group exercises, and plenty of one-on-one guidance.

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