Private sessions can be scheduled for wheel-throwing and hand-building.
For available times, you can review our events calendar.
For questions, or schedule a session, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Making Pots on a Pottery Wheel
aka "Throwing Pottery or Throwing Clay"
aka "Spinning Clay or Spinning Mud"
We give a demonstration of how to throw on a pottery wheel to create a pot. Next, we let you try throwing on your own without any instruction (5-10 minutes). Then, if needed, we give you assistance in creating a pot, either through verbal direction, or hand-over-hand instruction (we literally use your hands to make the pot).
aka "Pinch Pots, Slab-Building, or Coil Pots"
Most people who come to our studio are excited to "spin mud" on the pottery wheel. However, there are other ways to create pottery whithout the use of a pottery wheel which is referred to as "Hand-building." If you learn these techniques, you can do them from anywhere (even your home)-you would still need someone to fire the work; we can do this as well.
requires less use of water (you usually will not get as dirty)
technically easier, therefore one can usually be a little more creative from the start
We give demonstrations, let people attempt to create on their own, and give assistance, when needed.
Everyone keeps 1-2 pieces
Work is left at our studio for finish work, glazing and firing
Picked up at a later date
Ages 3+, Children younger than 18, require adult supervision
No experience necessary
You will get to choose one glaze color per piece you want to keep. We keep your pottery at the studio to do finish work, glazing and 2 separate firings. We then contact you when they are ready for pickup.
No Previous Experience Required
All materials and firing is included for the creation of 1-2 pots (with or without our help)
More than 2 pots has additional cost for finishing.
1.5 lbs. of clay per piece created
If more than 1.5 lbs of clay is needed to create a piece, there is additional cost for material
Additional firing cost for pieces created using more than 1.5 lbs of clay
Additional cost for special glazing or use of multiple glazes
1 Person: $50/hour
2 People: $47/person/hour
3 People: $45/person/hour
4 People: $42/person/hour
5 People or more: $35/person/hour