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Get messy in our pottery studios! Whether you’re interested in working on the wheel or hand building from scratch, The Arts Center has a pottery class for you. Don’t worry– our master-level instructors guide you through the whole process, from shaping your creation to glazing the final product. Even the most novice students can create something worth bringing home.

What are you waiting for? Sign up to mold some clay into your perfect vase, bowl, or sculpture!

Check out the video overview of our Pottery program

 

Beginner

  • The Art of Handbuilding

    Handbuilding is a fun and creative introduction to ceramics. In this six week class, students will learn the basics of pinching, coiling, slab work, making simple molds, and much more. Discussions will be ...

    September 9, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Tholl

    Details & Signup
  • Try It! Pottery Studio Tour

    Have you always wondered what it would be like to take a pottery class? Try it! Get a feel for our pottery classes before you sign up for an extended class. Students will learn all about our ceramics studi...

    September 10, 2015 — 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

    Details & Signup
  • The Potter’s Wheel

    To truly master the potter’s wheel, it takes years of study. In this class for the serious beginner or ongoing student, you will learn and develop wheel throwing skills and refine techniques on the potte...

    September 11, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

    Details & Signup
  • Try It! Pottery Studio Tour

    Have you always wondered what it would be like to take a pottery class? Try it! Get a feel for our pottery classes before you sign up for an extended class. Students will learn all about our ceramics studi...

    September 13, 2015 — 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

    Details & Signup
  • Beginning Wheel

    Learn how to "throw" on the potter's wheel! Create vases, bowls, pots, and more. This class is for the true beginners who have always wanted to try their hand at the wheel. Experienced and approachable ins...

    September 15, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: Kristen Martin

    Details & Signup
  • The Potter’s Wheel

    To truly master the potter’s wheel, it takes years of study. In this class for the serious beginner or ongoing student, you will learn and develop wheel throwing skills and refine techniques on the potte...

    September 15, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

    Details & Signup
  • Beginning Wheel

    Learn how to "throw" on the potter's wheel! Create vases, bowls, pots, and more. This class is for the true beginners who have always wanted to try their hand at the wheel. Experienced and approachable ins...

    September 16, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Sarah Pratt

    Details & Signup
  • Try It! Pottery Studio Tour

    Have you always wondered what it would be like to take a pottery class? Try it! Get a feel for our pottery classes before you sign up for an extended class. Students will learn all about our ceramics studi...

    September 18, 2015 — 01:30 PM to 03:00 PM

    Instructor: Sarah Pratt

    Details & Signup
  • Introduction to Pottery

    This is an introductory studio class in stoneware ceramics. Through lectures, wheel throwing, and hand-building, students will explore the aesthetic, sculptural, and functional possibilities of clay. Techn...

    October 5, 2015 — 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM

    Instructor: Cara Nisbeth

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  • Introduction to Pottery

    This is an introductory studio class in stoneware ceramics. Through lectures, wheel throwing, and hand-building, students will explore the aesthetic, sculptural, and functional possibilities of clay. Techn...

    October 8, 2015 — 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM

    Instructor: Cara Nisbeth

    Details & Signup
  • Ceramics Exploration: Community Inclusion Project

    Come join us in the clay studio for this hands on class in all things clay! Great for the beginner who wants to focus on handbuilding and get to know what it’s like to work in this expressive medium. No ...

    October 16, 2015 — 09:30 AM to 11:00 AM

    Instructor: Sarah Pratt

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  • Beginning Wheel

    Learn how to "throw" on the potter's wheel! Create vases, bowls, pots, and more. This class is for the true beginners who have always wanted to try their hand at the wheel. Experienced and approachable ins...

    October 27, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: Kristen Martin

    Details & Signup
  • The Art of Handbuilding

    Handbuilding is a fun and creative introduction to ceramics. In this six week class, students will learn the basics of pinching, coiling, slab work, making simple molds, and much more. Discussions will be ...

    October 28, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Tholl

    Details & Signup
  • Musical Clay

    Love clay? Love music? In this class, the two art forms meet as students learn to make several musical instruments from clay. The history of various ancient instruments will be discussed. Students will the...

    November 2, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

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  • Beginning Wheel

    Learn how to "throw" on the potter's wheel! Create vases, bowls, pots, and more. This class is for the true beginners who have always wanted to try their hand at the wheel. Experienced and approachable ins...

    November 4, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Sarah Pratt

    Details & Signup
  • The Potter’s Wheel

    To truly master the potter’s wheel, it takes years of study. In this class for the serious beginner or ongoing student, you will learn and develop wheel throwing skills and refine techniques on the potte...

    November 10, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

    Details & Signup
  • The Potter’s Wheel

    To truly master the potter’s wheel, it takes years of study. In this class for the serious beginner or ongoing student, you will learn and develop wheel throwing skills and refine techniques on the potte...

    November 6, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

    Details & Signup

Intermediate

  • Glaze Chemistry: Know Your Materials

    What makes the remarkable colors, textures and special surface effects that we sometimes see in pottery? For centuries ceramists have been working with simple metallic oxides mixed with natural mineral pow...

    September 14, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

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Advanced

  • Advanced Pottery

    This class is a continuing development of pottery techniques with a refinement in both technical and aesthetic pursuits. The emphasis in this class will be to bring students' skills to a point where the c...

    October 6, 2015 — 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

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  • Independent Study in Clay

    This is a wonderful opportunity for an experienced clay student to realize a personal goal in clay. Working independently, students will pursue their own ceramic project objectives with John Visser, who ha...

    October 8, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

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  • Advanced Study in Wheel Throwing

    This advanced level class will improve students technical mastery on the wheel. Demonstrations of advanced throwing techniques will include a variety of different kinds of vessels. This intense and focuse...

    October 28, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

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  • Advanced Study in Wheel Throwing

    This advanced level class will improve students technical mastery on the wheel. Demonstrations of advanced throwing techniques will include a variety of different kinds of vessels. This intense and focuse...

    September 2, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

    Details & Signup