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

  • Introduction to the Pottery Wheel

    In this introductory pottery class, instructor Sarah Pratt will teach students the basic skills, functions and techniques of the pottery wheel. This is a fun, hands-on class for any beginner to be introdu...

    September 28, 2016 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Sarah Pratt

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  • Clay Sculpture Exploration

    In this class, you will learn the basic fundamentals of sculpting with clay based on your own unique ideas. Students will have the opportunity to create, glaze and fire 1-2 sculptures by the end of six wee...

    October 1, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: Nancy Steckel

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  • Craft for Credit: Introduction to Pottery – LIMITED AVAILABILITY – CALL 518.273.0552 X231 TO REGISTER

    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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  • 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 5, 2016 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Katherine Tholl

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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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  • Ceramics Exploration: Riverside 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. ...

    October 21, 2016 — 09:30 AM to 11:00 PM

    Instructor: Sarah Pratt

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  • Ceramics Exploration: Riverside 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. ...

    October 28, 2016 — 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...

    November 1, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: Kristen Martin

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  • Clay Sculpture Exploration

    In this class, you will learn the basic fundamentals of sculpting with clay based on your own unique ideas. Students will have the opportunity to create, glaze and fire 1-2 sculptures by the end of six wee...

    November 12, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: Nancy Steckel

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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 4, 2016 — 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 13, 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...

    November 2, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

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