Adult Classes

Registration for 2017 Session V is now open!
Please see below for class information and links to register through Eventbrite.


Changes to Session V Open Lab hours:

  • The Pottery Lab will be closed on Labor Day (Monday, September 4). 
  • There will be no Open Lab hours over the weekend of Chili Bowl / the Pottery Sale: Open Lab will be closed Friday, September 15 - Monday, September 18.
  • There is a workshop on October 21 and 22 -- students will not have access to the Lab that weekend.

2017 Adult Class Calendar

Session I:  January 8 to March 4
Session II:  March 5 to May 6 (no class March 26 - April 1)
Session III:  May 7 to July 1
Session IV:  July 2 to August 26
Session V:  August 27 to October 21
Session VI:  October 22 to December 23 (no class Thanksgiving week)

Click Here to view or download the 2017 Adult Calendar at a glance.

Registration opens at 8:00am on Monday four weeks before the session - as follows:

Session 1: Monday, December 4 for 2018
Session 2: Closed
Session 3: Closed
Session 4: Closed
Session 5: Open now
Session 6: Monday, September 25

Online registration is available at the links below. To pay by cash or check (no fees), please complete a printed Registration Form and submit it with payment (after registration opens) to the Pottery Lab office.

Adult classes are open to students 16-years-old and over. For more specific information about what to expect, please read the Policies page.

Class cancellations are subject to a $20 fee.

Cone 6 Class

For students of all levels who want to experiment with cone 6 clay body and glazes. Must be currently enrolled in a Session V class at the Pottery Lab. We will primarily be doing oxidation, electric firing, and there will be one gas reduction firing.

Instructor: Margaret Josey-Parker

Cost: $100
Includes 1 bag of cone 6 clay and all glaze materials.

The class meets upstairs in the glaze room on Thursdays, 12:30pm - 2:00pm.
The Cone 6 Class runs for 5 weeks, from August 31 - September 28, 2017

Sunday Glaze Class

One of the primary goals of this eight-week glaze class is to familiarize participants with classic ceramic glaze materials and how they interact at cone 10 in a reducing atmosphere. Students, in teams of two, will work to create a unique base glaze. Participants will leave with enough knowledge to begin a lifetime of fascinating glaze research, if they so choose.

Your class will be making test tiles, but there will not be extra clay included. There will be Open Lab hours announced by your instructor, available for making test tiles and mixing glazes.

Instructor: David Beumée

Cost: $230

The class meets upstairs in the glaze room. Limited to 12 students. No previous experience required.

The Glaze Class runs for 8 weeks, from September 24 - November 19 (no class October 22).

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 or additional clay.)

Instructors: team-taught by Sally Spear & Chris Grandinetti

Cost: $120

Sundays 5:00 - 7:00pm

Adult Beginner: Intro to Hand-building & Wheel Throwing

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. 


  • Session V: August 29 - October 17, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Instructors: Meredith Clinkinbeard & Lori Januszewski
  • Cost: $210
  • FULL: Join waitlist


All Levels Pottery

Students at every experience level will learn new techniques and improve their skills. This popular class is designed for students from beginning to advanced and those who have individual needs or special projects. Includes both wheel-throwing and hand-building.

Instructor: Chris Grandinetti

Cost: $210

Session V: August 28 - October 23
*There will not be class on Labor Day, September 4th.*

All-Levels Hand-building Focus

For students of all levels who want to focus on hand-building and sculpture techniques.

Instructor: Margaret Josey-Parker

Cost: $210

Session V: August 31 - October 19

Intermediate & Senior Pottery

All skill levels are welcome to participate in this class. The art of hand-building and basic sculpture are explored, as well as wheel-throwing, with special emphasis on decorating and finishing techniques. Meet new friends while learning a new hobby!

Instructor: Aaron Winston

Cost: $210

Session V: August 29 - October 17

Intermediate / Advanced: Soda Fire

Throw, build, trim, and decorate to maximize the unique effects of a cone 10, reduction, soda firing. Don will lead a firing in the soda kiln.

Instructor: Don Cox

Cost: $230

Session V: August 31 - October 19

Intermediate / Advanced: Porcelain

For intermediate to advanced students: in this class, we will practice a specific, Japanese method of throwing porcelain "off the hump".

Instructor: Aaron Winston

Cost: $210

Session V: August 30 - October 18

This is self-directed time for students to work independently.  Instructors from the Pottery Lab and artists from the community will be in the studio doing their own work and will be available for questions, technical instruction, and critique without formal demonstrations. (Note that beginner class runs during same time.)

Cost: $210

Session V: September 2 - October 21

Intermediate / Advanced: Independent Study