Adult Classes

Registration for 2018 Session 1 opens Monday, December 4th at 8:00am!
See class description and information below.

** Please Note! ** During 2018 Session 1 there will be No Open Lab hours on
Saturday or Sunday, January 20 and 21, due to the Kazu Oba Workshop.


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: OPEN NOW
Session 2: Monday, February 5th
Session 3: Monday, April 2nd
Session 4: Tuesday, May 29th
Session 5: Monday, July 30th
Session 6: Monday, September 24th

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.


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.)

Instructor: Sally Spear

Cost: $130

Sundays 5:00pm - 7:00pm


5-week Family Wheel-throwing

Family throwing! Spend Sunday mornings on the potter's wheel with your family and friends! Each week students will have a chance to practice throwing on the wheel and working to trim their pieces. On the final class, students will glaze their work. This class is a fun way to try out the wheel, make unique art, and get exposure to the world of ceramics.

(Please note - this class does not include Open Lab hours or additional clay.)

Instructor: Curtis Rindels

Ages: 8 and above; All students under 16 years MUST be accompanied by a registered adult.

Sundays 9:00am - 11:00am

Dates: January 7, January 14, January 28, February 4, & February 11 (There is no class January 21 due to the workshop with Kazu Oba.)


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. 

Tuesday:

  • Session 1: January 9 - February 27, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Instructors: Kathryn Martinez
  • Cost: $225
  • Full: Join Waitlist


Saturday:

  • Session 1: January 13 - March 3, 9:00am - 11:30am
  • Instructor: Al Segal
  • Cost: $225
  • Full: Join Waitlist

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 1: January 8 - February 26


All-Levels: 
Handbuilding
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: $225

Session 1: January 11 - March 1


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 1: January 9 - February 27


Intermediate / Advanced: Tea Wares

Learn to refine your skills in making teawares! Create unique teapots, cups, saucers, pitchers, and more!
Throw, build, trim and decorate with master potter, Don Cox. This class is great for intermediate and advanced students that are excited about refining their skills in specific forms and looking to expand their understanding of tea wares. (You can see some of Don Cox's work in tea ware on his Instagram page.)

Instructor: Don Cox

Cost: $225

Session 1: January 11 - March 1


Intermediate / Advanced Wheel-Throwing

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.

Instructor: Aaron Winston

Cost: $225

Session 1: January 10 - February 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: this class meets at the same time and shares the same work spaces as the Saturday adult Beginning Pottery class.)

Prerequisite: You MUST have taken at least 2 adult (full session) pottery classes at the Pottery Lab

Cost: $225

Session 1: January 13 - March 3

Intermediate / Advanced: Independent Study