Adult Classes

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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 of 2019: Monday, December 3, 2018
Session 2: Closed
Session 3: Closed
Session 4: Closed
Session 5: Closed
Session 6: Open

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.

5-week Pottery Sampler 2.0:
Wheel-throwing Focus

Loved the Sunday Sampler class or Date Night and want more time on the potter's wheel? This class is intended to get you familiar with the basics of throwing. Students will have 3 weeks of instruction, one week of trimming, and one week of glazing. This class is ideal for those who have limited experience and want to learn the basics of centering, trimming, and glazing, with a short instructor demo and hands-on assistance each week.

*Please note: This class does not include Open Lab hours or additional clay.

  • Ages 16+

  • Sundays from 9:00am - 11:00am

  • October 28 - November 25 - Full: Join waitlist

  • Instructor: Hayley Dunn

  • Cost: $135

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. 


  • Session 6: October 23 - December 18, 6:00pm - 8:30pm

  • Instructor: Al Segal

  • Cost: $225

  • Full: Join waitlist


  • Session 6: October 27 - December 22, 9:00am - 11:30am

  • Instructor: Kathryn Martinez

  • 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 6: October 22 - December 17

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 6: October 25 - December 20

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.

Instructor: John Minkler

Cost: $225

Session 6: October 23 - December 18

Intermediate / Advanced Wheel-Throwing:
Bourry Box Wood Firing

Join Don to explore wheel-thrown forms and surface decorations that emphasize the unique qualities of a bourry box firing. Decorating techniques include traditional brushwork and using slips and stains.

This class will require participation in the loading and firing of our Bourry Box Wood Fire Kiln. Details will be provided in class.

(You can see some of Don Cox's work on his Instagram page: @doncoxpots.)

Instructor: Don Cox

Cost: $275

Session 6: October 25 - December 20

Intermediate / Advanced Wheel-Throwing: Porcelain

For intermediate to advanced students who are comfortable on the wheel. This class will practice a specific Japanese method of throwing porcelain "off the hump".

Instructor: Aaron Winston

Cost: $225

Session 6: October 24 - December 19

This pottery class is for adults that have suffered from a mild traumatic brain injury. The class meets weekly on Fridays for both hand-building and wheel-throwing demonstrations and projects specifically tailored to the needs and abilities of each student. The instructor, Ann, works closely with each student to help create their ceramic pieces.

You must call (720) 379-6033 to register.

Instructor: Ann Fontenot

October 26 to December 21 (no class Friday, November 23)

Fridays from 1:30pm - 4:00pm



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