Take A Spin – Mini Pottery Workshop
Try our new mini pottery wheel workshop for beginners…great for couples, friends, or small groups.
Enjoy a small group lesson on the pottery wheel with step-by-step instruction. Each person makes 2 pieces in two hours, guaranteed. Course includes the 2-hour guided lesson, use of studio tools and clay, choice of 15 glaze colors, and firing for 2 pieces.
Each student gets their own wheel. Instructor pre-centers your clay. Items are fired, finished, and ready for pickup within 3-4 weeks. Minimum age for the pottery wheel is 12.
Please review our cancellation/refund policy before purchasing tickets. There are no refunds, make-ups or deferrals once class begins.
Take a Spin classes are offered year-round. Check back often for more options! Please note: if you have a gift certificate, you will need to call or email us to register.
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Take a Spin Classes
Just Try It – Beginning Pottery Wheel
For beginners ready to experience the thrills and spills of working on the potter’s wheel, this course introduces the basics of throwing, trimming, attachments, and glazing. Students typically make 10-12 items – all food-safe, non-toxic, microwave and dishwasher safe! Your six-week course includes one 3-hour class per week, your own tool kit, clay, and glazes. We take care of the firing!
Classes are limited to 16 students. Please review our cancellation policy before purchasing tickets. If you cannot attend all six classes, please consider enrolling in a future class. There are no make-ups for missed classes. There are no refunds or deferrals once class begins.
Don’t see an open class? We offer new 6-week classes every two months. Sessions are Jan/Feb, Mar/Apr, May/Jun, and so on. We post the new classes about 6 weeks before their start dates.
Just Try It Classes
Beginners welcome! Jamie offers a fun and supportive approach to making functional pottery on the wheel...
Beginners welcome! Nic offers an enthusiastic and supportive approach to teaching you how to make functional pottery on the wheel...
Beginners welcome! Ian offers a practical and enthusiastic approach to teaching you how to make functional pottery on the wheel...
Beginners welcome! Joey offers a fun and supportive approach to teaching you how to make functional pottery on the wheel...
Beginners welcome! Veronica & Stephanie offer a fun and practical approach to making functional pottery on the wheel...
Beginners welcome! Ward offers a fun & practical approach to teaching you how to make functional pottery on the wheel...
Projects Classes – Handbuilding & Intermediate Wheel
All of our project classes include open studio time. Clay and tools are sold separately.
Boost your skills in centering, opening, and pulling! Watch weekly demonstrations & try new techniques!
Hand-building class with emphasis on slab construction and cool surface textures!
For advanced beginner to intermediate, explore elegant forms and layered glazes with Keith...
NEW! Explore families of Higher Fire glazes and their unique chemistry with Kevin Liu...
Hand-building & sculpture class focused on creatures - big & small!
Classes make a great gift! Click here to see our Gift Certificate Options.