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!

 

Beginner

  • Ceramics Exploration: Community Inclusion Project

    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. ...

    May 27, 2016 — 09:30 AM to 11:00 AM

    Instructor: Sarah Pratt

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  • Sculpting with Clay

    For those interested in learning to sculpt in clay, this introduction will give you the tools and guidance to begin. You’ll begin by sculpting your ideas on a small scale, and then learning how to enlarg...

    June 25, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: Nancy Steckel

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  • 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 ...

    June 29, 2016 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Tholl

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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 5, 2016 — 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

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  • Introduction to Pottery

    Explore the possibilities of clay in this introductory studio course in ceramics. Lectures, demonstrations, wheel throwing and hand-building will be used to explore the aesthetic, sculptural, and functiona...

    July 6, 2016 — 06:30 PM to 09:30 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. Our experienced and approachable...

    July 13, 2016 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Jillian Hirsch

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  • Ceramics Studio Boot Camp for Beginners

    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 for beginners you’ll have time to focus in on the exciting possibilitie...

    July 18, 2016 — 09:30 AM to 04:30 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

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  • 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 ...

    July 27, 2016 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Tholl

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  • Ceramics Exploration: Community Inclusion Project

    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. ...

    August 12, 2016 — 09:30 AM to 11:00 AM

    Instructor: Sarah Pratt

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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 3, 2016 — 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

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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 6, 2016 — 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

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Intermediate

  • Ceramics Studio Boot Camp

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

    June 27, 2016 — 09:30 AM to 04:30 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

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Advanced

  • 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...

    June 30, 2016 — 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

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  • Advanced Pottery

    This course will seek to further identify the individual voice of the student potter. Participants will be challenged with problem solving exercises and will be guided to find ways to personalize their cre...

    July 5, 2016 — 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...

    July 6, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

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  • 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 4, 2016 — 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

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