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. One makeup per student is allowed for a missed class; must take place within the 6-week class period and subject to space availability in other JTI 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
Rebecca offers a fun and supportive method for making functional & decorative pottery on the wheel...
Beginners welcome! Nic offers a relaxed and supportive approach to teaching you how to make functional pottery on the wheel...
Beginners welcome! Jake offers a fun and straight-forward approach to teaching you how to make functional pottery on the wheel...
Keith offers a practical & fun approach to teaching you how to make functional & decorative pottery on the wheel...
Beginners welcome! Callen offers an enthusiastic & supportive method for making pottery on the wheel..
Projects Classes – Handbuilding & Intermediate Wheel
All of our project classes include open studio time. Clay and tools are sold separately.
Hand-building projects class with Lynn Wood... slab construction and fun surface textures...!
For advanced-beginner or intermediate students... Denise guides you through 4-5 pottery wheel projects over 6 weeks. Let's make lidded jars, hand-painted plates, mixing or serving bowls, comfy mugs, thumb-print tumblers …
NEW! Surface decor sampler for wheel throwers or hand-builders...
Jacob Miller teaches sculpting of a torso in this new 6-week class...
Classes make a great gift! Click here to see our Gift Certificate Options.