Adult Classes

Open Lab will be closed for Memorial Day - Monday, May 28th,
and limited to the glaze room only on June 5th, 7th, 19th, & 21st

Open Lab will be closed on June 23 for a special event.

Please review Session 4 changes to Open Lab HERE.

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


2018 Adult Class Calendar

Session 1: January 7 to March 3
Session 2: March 4 to April 28
Session 3: April 29 - June 23
Session 4: June 24 - August 18
Session 5: August 26 - October 20
Session 6: October 21 to December 22 (no class Thanksgiving week)

Click Here to view or download the 2018 Adult Calendar at a glance.

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

Session 1: Closed
Session 2: Closed
Session 3: Closed
Session 4: Tuesday, May 29th
Session 5: Monday, July 30th
Session 6: Monday, September 24th

Online registration is available at the links below.

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.

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.

Instructor: Greg Belfor

Sundays 5:00pm - 7:00pm -

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 with Kathryn Martinez or Al Segal is recommended before the All Levels class.)

Instructor: Chris Grandinetti

Cost: $225

Session 4: June 25 - August 13


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: $225

Session 4: June 28 - August 16

All Levels & 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.  Learn sculpture techniques and slab construction that you can incorporate into functional wares. Improve your wheel throwing techniques and the forms you make on the wheel.  One or two classes are spent on decoration and finishing techniques. 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. (Check out Willi's work on her website.)

Instructor: Willi Eggerman

Cost: $225

Session 4: June 26 - August 14

Intermediate / Advanced Wheel-Throwing with Don

Join Don to explore wheel-thrown forms and surface decorations for more advanced work. Don will demonstrate his own techniques and unique style of throwing a variety of forms and using brush work to create engaging details. Don will help students to push their skills further and highlight new ways to utilize stains, slips, and glaizng. (You can see some of Don Cox's work on his Instagram page.)

Instructor: Don Cox

Cost: $225

Session 4: June 28 - August 16

Intermediate / Advanced Wheel-Throwing with Aaron

For intermediate to advanced students: Continue to build wheel skills with larger amounts of clay and more complicated shapes and forms. Decorate your work with more advanced glazing techniques. (Interested in learning more about Aaron and his work? Check out this article in Ceramics Monthly!)

Instructor: Aaron Winston

Cost: $225

Session 4: June 27 - August 15

Intermediate / Advanced: Independent Study

Independent study is a chance for self-directed students to work independently! Independent Study is great for students that have taken several classes and are ready to refine their skills with a chance to practice on their own.

Independent Study does NOT include a scheduled class time. Students will come to the Lab on Sunday, July 1st at 11:00 am to get a cubby and a bag of clay, but will ONLY have access to the studio during scheduled Open Lab hours.

PREREQUISITE: At least TWO intermediate/advanced adult pottery classes *at* the Pottery Lab.

Session 4: July 1 - August 18

Cost: $260
*One bag of stoneware included in the cost. Two additional bags may be purchased.*

Session 4: July 1 - August 18


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