Classes for Adults
Interested in learning the basics of wheel thrown or hand-built ceramics? Whether you're a newbie to pottery or have a fair amount of hands-on experience, join us for a class in our teaching studio. Our experienced instructors offer instruction through demonstrations and one-on-one attention. Learn the tips and techniques that will lift your work to the next level. Both beginner and intermediate students are welcome to this class.
Intermediate Class (Wednesday Evening class in the Winter session only)
This class is for intermediate level students. Students must already have good command of basic throwing skills, such as centering, opening and pulling/raising walls. The focus will be on adjusting and fine-tuning throwing techniques to get more consistent results.
Instruction will be geared toward form refinement and development, including improved trimming of pots to create "quality" pieces vs. "quantity." Alternative decorating or glazing techniques will be explored. Other areas to try will be altering thrown forms, throwing larger pieces and throwing specific forms, such as lids and closed forms.
Our teaching studio has 10 pottery wheels and two large work tables for hand-building. You have the opportunity to try your hand at both the wheel and hand-built work. You will have the chance to complete several pieces by the end of class.
Students also learn proper clay management and studio maintenance. Good habits and skills are needed to reduce the accumulation of clay dust in any studio.
All work made in class is bisque-fired, glazed by you, and finally glaze-fired in kilns at the studio. The class fee includes one 20-lb bag of studio clay. Additional bags of clay can be purchased when needed. All studio glazes and firing is included in the class fee.
We run four sessions of classes each year.
Membership has its privileges! Consider joining our Guild as a general member and receive a 10% discount on class tuition. See our Membership page to learn the many benefits of general membership in the Guild. You must be registered as a general member to receive the discount.
Payment can be made through PayPal (a PayPal account is not required).
For students new to pottery, a tool kit is available to purchase at time of registration.
Extra Studio Clay
One bag of PSH 515 white clay is included in your class fee, but students can buy extra clay here: