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

  • Craft for Credit: 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 5, 2017 — 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 ...

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

    Instructor: Katherine Tholl

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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...

    August 8, 2017 — 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Instructor: Sarah Pratt

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  • Ceramics Studio Intensive

    Spend some time on yourself, in an intense week learning a creative craft. In this week-long Boot Camp, you’ll have time to focus on the exciting possibilities of ceramic art, including throwing on the w...

    August 28, 2017 — 09:30 AM to 04:30 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

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Intermediate

  • NEW CLASS! Animal Ceramic Sculpture (Ages 13 & Up)

    Bring clay to life! Explore form, scale, proportion, and possibilities of the material by learning various handbuilding techniques to construct ceramic animals. Discover textures for fur, skin, hair, scale...

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

    Instructor: Allora McCullough

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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 focu...

    June 28, 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 personal goals. Working independently, students will pursue their own ceramic project objectives with John Visser, who has mastere...

    June 29, 2017 — 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM

    Instructor: John Visser

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