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

  • Simply Slabs

    Learn to create pieces using soft and “leather” hard slabs of clay. Students will learn to roll slabs and form them into mugs, pitchers, and vases. We will make stamps to texture the slabs, use colored...

    September 14, 2017 — 06:00 PM to 08:30 PM

    Instructor: Mary P. LaFleur

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  • Ceramics and the Human Form

    Take a brief survey of the most famous examples of the human form in sculpture and create original work of our own. Using a variety of ceramic techniques (hand building, modeling, slip-molds, carving) stud...

    September 16, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: Sean Stewart

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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 true beginners who have always wanted to try their hand at the wheel. Experienced and approachable instruc...

    September 16, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: Erin White

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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 true beginners who have always wanted to try their hand at the wheel. Experienced and approachable instruc...

    September 19, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: Kristen Martin

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  • The Ceramic Surface

    In this class we will explore techniques to illustrate on the surface of clay, including sgraffito, inlay, mishima, hydroabrasion, stamping, and the use of underglazes. Participants will use handbuilding t...

    September 25, 2017 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Sarah Haze

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  • Craft for Credit: Introduction to Pottery

    Join us for this beginner-to-intermediate studio class in stoneware ceramics. Through lectures, wheel throwing, and handbuilding, students will explore the aesthetic, sculptural, and functional possibiliti...

    October 5, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: Kristen Martin

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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 fun...

    October 14, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: Dawn Dishaw

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  • Riverside Community Outreach: Ceramics Exploration

    Join us in the ceramic studio for this hands-on class in all things clay! Great for beginners who want to focus on handbuilding and get to know what it’s like to work in this expressive medium. The River...

    October 20, 2017 — 09:30 AM to 11:00 AM

    Instructor: TBA

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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 1, 2017 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Erin White

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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 14, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: Kristen Martin

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Intermediate

  • Redefining the Potters Tool

    In this intermediate-to-advanced class, students will explore intriguing creative implements in order to expand their tool sets and improve their work. By reverse engineering our pieces, we’ll discover t...

    September 11, 2017 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Bruce Ross

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  • Intermediate Handbuilding

    Handbuilding is a fun and creative approach towards ceramics! In this eight week class, students will learn intermediate techniques of pinching, coiling, slab work, making simple molds, and much more. Disc...

    September 13, 2017 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Tholl

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  • Handbuilt Tableware

    Make functional and decorative tableware and "home goods." Starting with simple forms, experiment with sugar and creamer sets, butter dishes, mugs, clocks—all made using slabs and extrusions. Come with i...

    October 11, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

    Instructor: Mary P. LaFleur

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  • Throwing off the Hump

    Do cracks plague your pottery? Is "All my pieces are unique" an excuse? Then this course is for you! In this intermediate-to-advanced class, you will: throw multiple simple forms from a large piece of clay...

    October 30, 2017 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Bruce Ross

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  • Intermediate Handbuilding

    Handbuilding is a fun and creative approach towards ceramics! In this eight week class, students will learn intermediate techniques of pinching, coiling, slab work, making simple molds, and much more. Disc...

    November 8, 2017 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Tholl

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