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Group Clay Classes

Group clay classes are the perfect way to feed your creativity in a fun, social environment. Classes are designed for a variety of age groups and experience levels, and will feature changing projects to introduce certain techniques. Explore topics such as impressions, pinch pots, animals, tiles, bowls and more.

All sorts of tools, objects, and materials are available to embellish or personalize students’ work. Experimentation is encouraged! Try a variety of clay and follow the process of making pottery — from building and decorating, through firing in the kiln.

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Sample Class Topics:

  • Pinch Pots. A mighty little clay-building technique! Start with a mug or an animal bowl, perhaps.

  • Impressions. Endless decorative possibilities, using the flora of the Canyon! Create mini plates, bowls, pendants, plaques etc.

  • Clay Canvas. Explore color and design using clay, slips and tools! Draw, scratch, carve or paint a coaster, tile, trivet or plaque.

  • Monsters and Angels. Imagine a favorite figure in clay! Create a sculpture, candle holder or incense burner.

  • Coil Pots. Connect with the past by using this timeless, traditional clay-building technique to make functional containers.

  • Slab Construction. Use soft slabs or hard slabs, for different effects, as you build a personality pot, fairy house or other vessel.

  • Make a Face. Play with different clay colors to create a self-portrait, alter-ego or mask.

  • For the Birds. Create a happy space in the garden for visiting creatures, with a birdhouse, feeding station or birdbath.

  • Holiday Gifts. Employing a selection of previous techniques, create a handmade gift for a loved one. Try an ornament or candle holder, for example!


Class Details & Schedule

Group classes run continuously (except on holidays). Each 90-minute class includes basic materials and a bisque firing, and is limited to 3 - 6 participants. Class times may change or new times may be added, depending on interest — subscribe to my email list to get all the latest updates!

Adults

Handbuilding techniques explored. No experience necessary. Wheels available to those who have taken initial wheel classes.

Mondays 11:30am - 1:00pm
Mondays 6:30pm - 8:00pm **
Thursdays 10:00am - 11:30am

Saturdays 9:00am - 10:30am

Teens

Hand-building techniques explored. No experience necessary. Wheels available to those who have taken initial wheel classes. Some teens may fit well into adult classes.

Mondays 6:30pm - 8:00pm**

Saturdays 9:00am - 10:30am

Elementary Kids

Handbuilding techniques explored. No experience necessary.

Self-Made Groups

Have a few friends ready to play with clay?
Contact me to set up a time.

Clay Doodlers

A special group for the youngest potters, while parents stay nearby. Please contact me if you are interested in joining or forming a group.
 

Click here to see the monthly view of the Calendar, with all class times and studio availability.
**   Enrollment will be confirmed once the minimum number has been met. Actual time may adjust slightly.


Classes & Fees

Registration Required

Purchase & Registration

from $50/class

Purchase one class at a time, or save with a Class Pack. See pricing options to the left, for group classes, private classes and semi-private classes (maximum 2 people).

Questions? Check the Clay Classes FAQ.

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Group Classes

  • 1 Class: $60 ('drop-in')

  • 4 Pack: $200 ($50/class)

Semi-Private Classes

  • 1 Class: $75 per person

Private Classes

  • 1 Class: $125


Questions? Find answers on the FAQ Page and useful information on the Stuff You Need to Know Page.


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