UPCOMING SESSION DATES
November Session- October 28 - November 23- will be posted on October 7 at 3pm
December Session - November 25 - December 21 - will be posted on November 4 at 3pm
*****Winter Break: Studio will be closed Dec. 22 - Jan. 5*****
January Session- January 6 - February 1- will be posted on December 2 at 3pm
All classes are 4-week sessions that meet once a week at the scheduled time.
Please be sure to read our refund policy before registering!
Our Level 1 classes are designed for students with no clay experience and those getting back into clay after a long hiatus. In a Level 1 class, we will cover the fundamentals necessary to begin creating beautiful and unique ceramics.
We strongly suggest students to take at least two 4-week sessions of Level 1 classes to get a full grasp of the fundamentals before moving on to Level 2 classes.
Class price includes all supplies, firings up to 5 lbs of clay work through firings, and open studio time. All wet clay work must be completed during your 4-week session.
Level 2 hand-building classes build on the fundamentals developed in our beginner courses. Suitable for students comfortable with the basics, Level 2 classes will explore a vast array of techniques and processes aimed at expanding your knowledge base and strengthening the fundamentals.
Level 2 wheel classes are split into two segments - Expansion and Refinement. Classes can be taken in any order, it is recommended that students take each segment at least once but classes can be taken multiple times with new material covered each session.
Class price includes all supplies, firings up to 10 lbs of clay work through firings, and open studio time. All wet clay work must be completed during your 4-week session.
Level 3 consists of our advanced level classes. These classes go beyond the basics to cover techniques and processes designed to push artists in developing their own style within the ceramics medium. Level 3 classes are always changing and rotating to keep up with the needs of our students.
Class price includes all supplies, firings up to 20lbs of clay work through firing, and open studio time. All wet clay work must be completed during your 4-week session.
WHEEL THROWING FOR BEGINNERS
Mondays 1-3pm - Instructor: Esme
Mondays 7-9pm - Instructor: Laura
Tuesdays 1-3pm - Instructor: Levi
Tuesdays 7-9pm - Instructor: Chris
Wednesdays 7-9pm - Instructor: Ryanne
Thursday 7-9pm - Instructor: Esme
Saturdays 1-3pm - Instructor: Laura
For those with little to no experience or anyone looking to brush up on the basics, we offer a 4-week introductory course to throwing clay on the potter's wheel. We'll guide you through the wheel fundamentals of centering, opening, pulling, and shaping. You'll create several pieces from start to finish, learning the basics beyond the wheel including trimming and glazing.
HAND BUILDING 1
Tuesdays 7-9pm - Instructor: Laura
Saturday 1-3pm- Instructor: Carly
This 4-week class explores the many options of creating with clay off the wheel. All skill levels welcome - whether you're touching clay for the first time or looking to expand your work to include new techniques and shaping ideas, this is the class for you. Students will be introduced to both introductory and more advanced techniques.
WHEEL THROWING 2
Monday 7-9pm - Instructor: Esme
Tuesday 7-9pm - Instructor Levi
Wednesday 4-6pm - Instructor: Levi
Thursday 1-3pm - Instructor: Ryanne
Thursday 7-9pm - Instructor: Ryanne
Saturday 2-4pm - Instructor: Ryanne
Expansion - Focuses on broadening the scope of forms that students feel comfortable with. We will turn our energies towards scaling up, basic surface design, and experimenting with different glazing techniques.
Refinement - Focuses on the small details that are most commonly stumbling blocks for newer throwers. We will turn our energy towards throwing with intention, techniques for creating cohesive pieces/multiples, as well as troubleshooting common mishaps both on the wheel and in the glaze lab.
HAND BUILDING 2
Wednesday 7-9pm - Instructor: Laura
This 4-week class dives deeper into some of the fundamentals introduced in Hand Building 1. Students will explore new shaping and constructing techniques as well as grow their skills at some of the basics.
LEVEL 3 - FORM Focus
Fridays 4-6pm - Instructor: Ryanne
5 person wheel lab
Our advanced form focus class is for students confident in wheel throwing fundamentals. Each session for this course will examine a specific form, exploring unique ways to refine the form to fit your own practice. Form focus may include drinking vessels, throwing on bats, and planters.
LEvel 3 - HAND BUILDING
Mondays 7-9pm - Instructor: Levi
This 4-week class dives deeper into some of the fundamentals introduced in Hand Building 2. Students will explore new shaping and constructing techniques as well as growing students own personal style.
LEVEL 3 - Finding Your voice
Thursdays 7-9pm - Instructor: Laura
In this course students will receive demonstrations aimed to help each students achieve their own aesthetic. This course will discuss the ideas behind our making, troubleshoot new techniques, find material solutions for new ideas, explore form, function, glaze, and surface treatments. We will discuss contemporary artists and participate in exercises to aid in our development as a makers. Please bring a sketchbook and ideas of where you'd like to go with your work, and let's make some wacky pots!
Level 3 - Subtraction techniques
Wednesdays 7-9pm - Instructor: Carly
Students will explore subtraction techniques such as sgraffito, water etching, mishima, faceting, wax inlay and carving. Learn how to utilize these techniques and more to develop a body of work.