Adult Classes

Registration for 2017 Session III opens at 8:00am on April 10th.
Please see class information below for more details and links to register at Eventbrite.

Changes to Session III Open Lab hours: Due to summer wheel-throwing camps, the Open Lab hours for the downstairs (wheel area) will be closed weekdays from 12:30pm - 4:30pm during the following weeks: June 5 - 9 and June 26 - 30. (The glaze room will not be affected.)


2017 Adult Class Calendar

Session 1:  January 8 to March 4
Session 2:  March 5 to May 6 (no class March 26 - April 1)
Session 3:  May 7 to July 1
Session 4:  July 2 to August 26
Session 5:  August 27 to October 21
Session 6:  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: Open now
Session 2: Open now
Session 3: Open now
Session 4: Monday, June 5
Session 5: Monday, July 31
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.

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. 


  • Tuesday: Kathryn Martinez
  • Saturday: Al Segal

Cost: $210

Session III: May 7 - July 1

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 III: May 8 - June 26

*There WILL be class on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29.*

    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 III: May 11 - June 29

    Intermediate & Senior Pottery

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

    Instructor: Willi Eggerman

    Cost: $210

    Session III: May 9 - June 27

    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: $220

    Session III: May 11 - June 29

    Intermediate / Advanced: Wheel Throwing

    Take your wheel skills to the next level with more difficult projects or larger amounts of clay.

    Instructor: Aaron Winston

    Cost: $210

    Session III: May 10 - June 28

    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 III: May 13 - July 1

    Intermediate / Advanced: Independent Study

    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

    Sampler #4: June 4 - July 2