Adult Classes

Registration for 2017 Session 4 is NOW OPEN!
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, June 26 - 30. The glaze room will be closed ONLY on Friday, June 30 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm.

Changes to Session IV Open Lab hours: Due to summer wheel-throwing camps, the Open Lab hours for the downstairs (wheel area) will be closed from 12:30pm - 4:30pm during the following weeks: July 17 - 21 and August 7 - 11. The glaze room will be closed ONLY on Friday, July 21 and Friday, August 11 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm.
Open Lab will be closed on July 15 and July 16, due to the workshop with Jim Lorio.


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: Open now
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.

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 #5: August 6 - September 3

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 4: July 11 - August 22, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Instructor: Kathryn Martinez
  • Cost: $185 (7-week session)
  • 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: $185 (7-week session)

Session 4: July 10 - August 21

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: July 6 - August 24

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: Willi Eggerman

Cost: $185 (7-week session)

Session 4: July 11 - August 22

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 4: July 6 - August 24

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 4: July 5 - August 23

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 4: July 8 - August 26

Intermediate / Advanced: Independent Study