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

  • 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...

    January 10, 2017 — 06:30 PM to 09:30 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...

    January 10, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: Kristen Martin

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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...

    January 13, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

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  • Riverside Community Outreach: Ceramics Exploration

    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. The Comm...

    January 13, 2017 — 09:30 AM to 11:00 AM

    Instructor: Bianca Dupuis

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  • Wheel-throwing Basics

    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...

    January 18, 2017 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Erin White

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  • Craft for Credit: 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...

    January 23, 2017 — 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

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  • Craft for Credit: 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...

    January 26, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: Kristen Martin

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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 ...

    February 22, 2017 — 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...

    March 7, 2017 — 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...

    March 10, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

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  • Kids Ceramics: Handbuilt Geometric Vessels (Ages 10 & up)

    This one-day class is designed to give a hands-on learning experience to all ages and all levels of experience. The instructor will work with participants in a step-by-step process to start and complete on...

    March 15, 2017 — 05:30 PM to 08:30 PM

    Instructor: Sarah Bowen

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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...

    April 5, 2017 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    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...

    April 25, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: Kristen Martin

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  • Kids Ceramics: Glazing Geometric Vessels (Ages 10 & up)

    This one-day three-hour class will teach the basics of glazing ceramic pieces. The instructor will inform participants about the different techniques in glazing and the firing process. Each student will wo...

    April 26, 2017 — 05:30 PM to 08:30 PM

    Instructor: Sarah Bowen

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  • Try It! Pottery Studio

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

    May 6, 2017 — 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM

    Instructor: TBA

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  • Ceramic Impressions of Nature

    Using basic hand building techniques students will create a vase, mug or functional piece of their choosing. We will use found natural objects to create pattern and texture while discussing form and functi...

    June 3, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Dawn Dishaw

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Intermediate

  • Craft for Credit: Pottery II/Intermediate

    Note: This class meets on Tuesdays from 2-5pm. This course is designed for the experienced pottery student. Students will learn various advanced pottery techniques and will explore clay as a creative mediu...

    January 24, 2017 — 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

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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...

    January 11, 2017 — 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...

    January 12, 2017 — 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...

    March 8, 2017 — 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...

    March 9, 2017 — 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...

    May 3, 2017 — 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...

    May 4, 2017 — 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

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