Adult Classes

For information about classes and programs as well as resources on ceramics download a copy of our Student Handbook!

Please visit the Policies page for information about refunds and transfers. And review the Adult Class Information for details about class expectations.

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2019 Adult Sessions

Session 1: January 6 to March 2
Session 2: March 3 to April 27
Session 3: April 28 to June 22
Session 4: June 23 to August 17
Session 5: August 25 to October 19
Session 6: October 20 to December 21 (no class Thanksgiving week)

Registration opens at 8:00am, four weeks before each session, as follows:

Session 1: Closed
Session 2: Monday, February 4
Session 3: Monday, April 1
Session 4: Tuesday, May 28
Session 5: Monday, July 29
Session 6: Monday, September 23

Please read the full details HERE.

5-week Pottery Sampler: 
Intro to the Studio

Totally new to pottery? Sign up for this introductory class to get a taste of what is offered at the Pottery Lab. Each week students will make a project using a new piece of equipment or construction technique. We provide all the clay and tools. You'll leave with a few finished pieces and a basic familiarity with the potter's studio. Great for first-time students.
*Please note: This class does not include Open Lab hours.

Sundays from 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Cost: $135
Instructor: Greg Belfor

5-week Pottery Sampler 2.0:
Wheel-throwing Focus

Loved the Sunday Sampler class or Date Night and want more time on the potter's wheel? This class is intended to get you familiar with the basics of throwing. Students will have 3 weeks of instruction, one week of trimming, and one week of glazing. This class is ideal for those who have limited experience and want to learn the basics of centering, trimming, and glazing, with a short instructor demo and hands-on assistance each week.
*Please note: This class does not include Open Lab hours or additional clay.

Ages 16+
from 9:00am - 11:00am
Cost: $140
Instructor: Hayley Dunn

Beginning Pottery

For students that have never touched clay to those still learning the basics. Explore all aspects of creating with clay on and off the wheel. You'll become familiar with several different processes to make a variety of forms. Learn decoration and glazing techniques to finish your pieces. 



All Levels Pottery

This class is great for students with some prior throwing experience up to advanced students looking to learn new techniques and improve their throwing and hand building skills. The demonstrations are focused on utility and form, but always incorporate basic learning skills for beginners. Students with individual learning goals or special projects are also welcome to join this class. 
(Taking the Beginning Pottery or Sampler 2.0 is strongly recommended before the All Levels class.)

Instructor: Chris Grandinetti

Cost: $235

Session 2: March 4 - April 22

Mondays: from 6:30pm - 9pm

Class is FULL - Join Waitlist at Eventbrite

Hand-Building Focus

For students of all levels who want to focus on hand-building techniques. Learn about the various handbuilding tools, create functional and sculptural pieces, and work on a variety of decoration practices. (You can see some of Margaret's work on her Instagram page.)

Instructor: Margaret Josey-Parker

Cost: $235

Session 2: March 7 - April 25

Thursdays: from 9:00am - 11:30am

Class is FULL - Join Waitlist at Eventbrite

Intermediate & Senior Pottery

All skill levels are welcome to participate in this class, for students with some throwing experience to advanced students! This class focuses on one aspect of skill building during each class. Come together with other students to learn and discuss the ceramic arts and make exciting, vibrant pieces of art! This is a fun class to continue taking, learning from session to session.

Instructor: John Minkler

Cost: $235

Session 2: March 5- April 23

Tuesdays: from 9:00am - 11:30am

Class is FULL - Join Waitlist at Eventbrite

Intermediate / Advanced Wheel-Throwing

Join Don to explore wheel-thrown forms and surface decorations. Learn new skills for wheel-throwing and creating unique, altered forms. Decorating techniques include traditional brushwork and using slips and stains.
(You can see some of Don Cox's work on his Instagram page: @doncoxpots)

Instructor: Don Cox

Cost: $235

Session 2: March 7 - April 25

Thursdays: from 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Class is FULL - Join Waitlist at Eventbrite

Intermediate / Advanced Anagama Wood Firing

This class will focus on wood fire techniques and culminate with a firing in our anagama kiln. The anagama - a single chamber, tunnel kiln - is an ancient kiln design from China brought from Korea to Japan. Fueled by wood, the pots from an anagama are a collaboration with fire. The flame moves over and around the work in the kiln like water in a stream. We will explore the unique properties of woodfiring to take advantage of ash and flame. How do the material, form, and surface of our pots influence that flow - depositing ash in eddies and marking the pots with fire? 

It is very important that you can commit to the many hours of involvement outside of class that are required! Each student will be expected to sign-up for several shifts to help prepare the wood and the kiln, load pieces into the kiln, stoke the fire over a multi-day firing, and unload/clean-up after the firing. We estimate a minimum of 20 hrs of work time per student, outside the Lab, to be able to do this special firing. The kiln will be loaded on May 1st & 2nd, fired May 3rd thru 6th, and unloaded May 11th. Participation in this work is mandatory and an important part of the learning process. 

Please call the Pottery Lab if you have questions about this class and the time commitment required: (720) 379-6033

Instructor: Aaron Winston

Cost: $250 plus a $60 materials fee

Session 2: March 6 - April 24 (firing in May)

Wednesdays: from 7:00pm - 9:30pm Register at Eventbrite

This pottery class is for adults that have suffered from a mild traumatic brain injury. The class meets weekly on Fridays for both hand-building and wheel-throwing demonstrations and projects specifically tailored to the needs and abilities of each student. The instructor, Ann, works closely with each student to help create their ceramic pieces.

You must call (720) 379-6033 to register.

Instructor: Ann Fontenot

March 8 - April 26

Fridays: from 1:30pm - 4:00pm


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