We don't have scheduled classes because we know your life is already as scheduled as it can be. If you haven't touched clay since the third grade, we'll be happy to give you lessons in throwing and glazing a piece of pottery. Pottery 101 is a great place to start!
If you already have some level of experience, we hold custom classes for more advanced techniques. We would be glad to customize a class or classes to your skill level. Studio/wheel time is also available to those who just need a place to be able to work.
The Pottery 101 and Pottery 102 classes are $30 each per student. The cost is inclusive of instruction and everything required for a finished piece. Instruction is one on one, however, we can hold classes for small groups (5 or less) upon request.
Please contact us with questions or for more details on classes.
(But not with Balls & Pins)
First Visit - Learn how to center 2lbs of stoneware clay, opening it, and learning how to properly form a small bowl. (This visit usually lasts 1-2 hours per student).
Second Visit - Learn how to trim your piece and create a foot if desired. (This visit usually lasts a max of 1 hour per student, may be alot less).
Between the 2nd & 3rd visit we bisque fire your greenware bowl.
Third Visit - Learn how to, and glaze your bowl (Plan on an hour for this visit).**
Between the 3rd and 4th visit, we high fire your glazed bisque bowl.
Fourth Visit - Pick up your pieces and be social...
(Not mugging & not mug shots)
First Visit - Review - Center 2lbs of stoneware clay, opening the clay and learn how to pull up a cylinder to make the mug body.
Second Visit - Review - Trim your piece and create a foot. Learn how to make a handle and attach it to your mug (the clay one, not your face, you will end up with clay on your face and everywhere else anyways).
Between the 2nd and 3rd visit, we bisque fire your greenware mug.
Third visit - Review - Glaze your mug (This is a good time to try more elaborate glazing).**
Between the 3rd and 4th visit, we high fire your glazed bisque mug.
Fourth Visit - Pick up your pieces and be social, of course we are always social...
As with all clay forming techniques, this is clay and it is moist to wet. Wear clothes you don't mind getting clean dirt on (clay washes out easy once dried).
** There are glazes and techniques that do require 3rd and 4th firings, longer times and higher costs during glazing. We will advise you of those if you choose such materials.