Adult Classes 

We offer pottery classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced students. We offer group lessons, private lessons and coaching for people setting up their own studios. 

 

 

Beginner Class

The beginner class is an 8 week session where the basic skills of working on a potter’s wheel are taught. We learn to throw simple shapes like the cylinder, the bowl and the vase, how to finish them and how to glaze them. The entire cycle of creation is followed and all the pieces you make during the class are yours to bring home. The class is limited to five students and each student has their own wheel and work space. This allows lots of one to one teaching as well as creating a dynamic and fun exchange between students. Each class is 3 hours long. 

Cost: $60 / week + clay + applicable taxes. Includes the classes, all glazes, tools and firings. 50 lbs of clay is usually sufficient for the 8 week session and may be purchased at $30 per 50 lb box. Pre-payment is required for the entire session. 

Studio Practice

Studio practice: Once you have completed the beginner’s class, the basic skills we have learnt need to be practiced and integrated. What I suggest is studio practice to follow your own ideas and practice. I offer several different time slots for studio practice, there is no time commitment, and you may come as often or as little as you like. This is not a class where everyone follows the same schedule, it is an individual practice as if you had your own studio, except I am always close by to help if you have questions or get stuck. All the pieces made in the practice sessions will also be fired and are yours to keep.  

Cost: $35 (plus taxes) per 3 hour practice and includes access to the potter’s wheel and studio space, all tools, glazes and firings. Access to the teacher is also included for help and guidance but a practice session is not a class and students are expected to be mostly self-sufficient. Clay is purchased separately at $30 per 50 lb box as needed. 

Semi-Private Lessons

Semi-private lessons: Offered as integration to an existing studio practice bloc, the semi-private lessons give you as much one on one training as possible, within an existing group.  

Cost $30/hr, 3hrs minimum. 

 

Private Lessons & Coaching 

Private lessons and coaching: Private lessons are available at any time and cost $40 per hour with a three hour minimum per lesson. One on one coaching is available for people who are ready to set up their own studios and need help and advice on how to do so. Cost is $40 per hour.

 

Other Classes

Other classes are also available such as glaze formulation and hand building techniques, according to demand.