The current session (Jan-Feb, 8 weeks) begins on Jan 6th and ends on March 1st.
Winter/Spring Session: March-April 2024 | 8 Week Session beginning March 3rd, registration beginning February 1st for current students and February 2nd for the public
Spring Session: May-June 2024 | 8 Week Session beginning April 29th
Summer Session: July-August 2024 | 8 Week Session beginning June 30th
Fall Session: Sept-Oct 2024 | 8 Week Session beginning Sept 8th
Fall/Winter Session: Nov-Dec 2024 | 7 Week Session beginning Nov 4th
Refund requests MUST be received 1 week prior to the first day of your class.
If you wish to receive a refund, your request MUST be received 1 week prior to the first day of your class.
After this time we are unable to offer refunds, credits, transfers or make-up classes, even due to emergency or COVID-19 related sickness. Additionally, we are unable to offer make up classes for missed session. Students who miss a class should use Open Studio to make up for missed time and practice.
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Our 7/8-week classes meet weekly and include unlimited open studio time. We also offer One-Off classes on weekend evenings. Reservation is required, no drop-ins!
Beginner - Beginner classes, such as Beginner Wheel Throwing and Beginner Ceramics, cover the basics of wheel throwing including centering, shaping, trimming and glazing. We strongly encourage students to continue taking Beginner classes until they feel self-sufficient on the wheel, since Intermediate & Advanced classes do not include basic wheel lessons or demos.
Intermediate - Intermediate classes, such as Intermediate Ceramics and Surface Design build upon foundational skills to practice more advanced forms and projects such as larger forms, lidded forms, sets, plates and more.
Advanced - Advanced Ceramics requires advanced wheel throwing skills. Through weekly critiques and advanced level projects, this class shifts focus from skill acquisition to the development of one's personal style, with an emphasis on developing a cohesive body of work. We strongly suggest students take classes for a minimum of 1 year before signing up for Advanced Ceramics.
All Level - Handbuilding for Fun & Function, Wheel Throwing for POC, Wine & Wheel Club, Wheel Throwing & Mindfulness and any additional speciality classes are suitable for all levels.
Wheel - Wheel classes will focus only on the pottery wheel. Wheel throwing is best for creating symmetrical and uniform pieces (due to the centrifugal force of the spinning wheel). We suggest wheel throwing if you're most interested in cylindrical vessels.
Handbuilding - Handbuilding classes does not include any time or lessons on the wheel! These classes will focus on handbuilding techniques such as pinch pots, coil building, slab building and more. We suggest handbuilding if you are more interested in irregular forms.
Ceramics - These classes focus on the wheel but explore a bit of handbuilding. The amount of handbuilding in each class is up to the teacher/student interest.
Date Night & One-Off Intro To Wheel Throwing: Both wheel throwing one time classes are great for all levels of clay experience. Date Night books in pairs while Intro To Wheel Throwing books by the seat, meaning Date Night is best for multiples of 2 and One-Off Intro To Wheel is best solo or in odd numbered groups. The content is almost identical, teaching you the basics of throwing or the pottery wheel. Neither class will cover trimming or glazing, as those steps are done by our studio staff.
Family Wheel: This class is for kids under the age of 12 and their parents or caregivers. No adults may take this class unless they are accompanying a kid under the age of 12. This class books by the seat. If you plan to share a wheel with a younger child, you only need to purchase one spot.
Open Clay Time: Open Clay Time is our hand building one-off option. This self-guided exploration time is meant to be time spent with clay rather than a product focused session. A Working Member will be on site to oversee and gently assist but this "class" does not include a definitive lesson or instruction period.