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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

  • Community Inclusion Project: Ceramics Exploration

    Come join us in the clay studio for this hands on class in all things clay! Great for the beginner who wants to get to know what it’s like to work in this expressive medium. ...

    August 21, 2015 — 09:30 AM to 11:00 AM

    Instructor: Bianca Dupuis

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  • 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...

    July 7, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

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  • 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...

    July 10, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

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  • Ceramics Studio Boot Camp

    It’s time for you to take the time for yourself, and spend an intense week learning a creative craft. In this week long Boot Camp you’ll have time to focus in on the exciting possibilities of ceramic a...

    August 17, 2015 — 09:30 AM to 04:30 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...

    August 10, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Cara Nisbeth

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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...

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

    Instructor: Sarah Pratt

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  • Modern Ceramic Transfer of the Rensselaer County Landscape with RCHS

    Reflecting upon the centuries old tradition of plate transfer, you will learn how to use modern methods to transfer any image onto wet clay, then fire each to create a lasting impression. Using the iconic ...

    August 6, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Benj Gleeksman

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Advanced

  • 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...

    July 8, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 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...

    August 13, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

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