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Adult summer classes will begin the week of July 12th. Registration will open  June 1st.

Summer Class Offerings

Basics and Beyond: Building Skills on the Wheel.  Mondays 6-8pm. Instructor Molly Cantor

For beginners or those with clay experience who want to deepen foundational throwing skills and learn new ones. Learning and practicing  centering, shaping basic forms, trimming, pulling handles, decorating and glazing. The class will run on 8 Mondays and cost is $280 plus materials.


Introduction to Hand Building with Slabs. Tuesdays 6-8pm. Instructor Dan Anderson

This class will cover techniques for creating functional and sculptural pieces using soft and hard clay slabs. We will explore various techniques for creating surface designs and textures on clay, options for using forms, molds and templates, and methods for joining and attaching clay pieces to build more varied and unique pieces. $300 includes materials (up to 25 lb of clay).

Learning to Throw: Developing a Practice. Wednesdays 6-8. Instructor Chris Nelson

This class will be an introduction to wheel-thrown pottery with an emphasis on repetition, developing a practice, taking risks, and exploring the limits of the clay – to learn basic skills.  Students will learn how to center clay, shape basic forms, make handles, trim, and glaze pottery. Students may or may not go home with a finished pot. $300 includes materials

Intermediate Throwing “Nothing Precious, Nothing Saved”. 4 Thursdays 6-8. Instructor Paige Wilder
Which of your pottery skills needs improvement?
What gets in the way of you making better pots?
In this class, Paige will help you decide what that one thing is and you’ll dedicate four weeks to practicing that one thing in a supportive, coached environment.
Is it trimming? Centering? Making handles or taller cylinders?
Through repetition, pushing limits, and letting go this class provides a space for losing your inhibitions on the way toward making better pots.
Cost for 4 weeks is $140 plus materials.