Pottery Wheel

4 Week Summer Wheel!

Thursdays – July 11 to August 1

6:30-9:00 pm

Come get your quick clay fix with our 4 week summer wheel course. Just as amazing as our 7 week course but in only a month, designed to give you enough time to utilize your summer to it’s full potential. Whether you’re a seasoned potter or a complete beginner, this class is crafted to meet you where you are in your pottery journey. Our skilled instructors will lead you through an exploration of wheel-thrown pottery, catering to individual skill levels and aspirations.

For beginners, you’ll delve into the basics, mastering foundational techniques such as centering, shaping, and trimming, gradually building your confidence in creating pottery on the wheel.

For those with prior experience, our class offers an opportunity to refine your skills, experiment with advanced techniques, and explore new artistic dimensions in your pottery practice.

In this supportive and collaborative environment, you’ll have the freedom to express your creativity while receiving personalized guidance and tips from our expert instructors. Join us to expand your pottery repertoire, unleash your creativity, and enjoy the meditative art of wheel-thrown pottery, no matter your proficiency level!

Details

  • Cost- $289  
  • Unlimited Clay
  • Slab Roller
  • Over a Dozen Stoneware Dipping Glazes
  • Aprons, Stools and Towels provided
  • Class minimum 4 / Maximum 8
  • Access to the mudroom during open studio hours
  • Ages 18+
  • Teacher – Michelle Dickinson

Beginner to Intermediate 7 week Course

Welcome to our versatile clay wheel class tailored for participants of all experience levels! Whether you’re a seasoned potter or a complete beginner, this class is crafted to meet you where you are in your pottery journey. Our skilled instructors will lead you through an exploration of wheel-thrown pottery, catering to individual skill levels and aspirations.

For beginners, you’ll delve into the basics, mastering foundational techniques such as centering, shaping, and trimming, gradually building your confidence in creating pottery on the wheel.

For those with prior experience, our class offers an opportunity to refine your skills, experiment with advanced techniques, and explore new artistic dimensions in your pottery practice.

In this supportive and collaborative environment, you’ll have the freedom to express your creativity while receiving personalized guidance and tips from our expert instructors. Join us to expand your pottery repertoire, unleash your creativity, and enjoy the meditative art of wheel-thrown pottery, no matter your proficiency level!

Details

  • Cost- $399  
  • Unlimited Clay
  • Slab Roller
  • Over a Dozen Stoneware Dipping Glazes
  • Aprons, Stools and Towels provided
  • Class minimum 4 / Maximum 8
  • Access to the mudroom during open studio hours
  • Ages 18+

Class Option 1

  • Wednesdays 9:30am – 12:00pm
  • September 11 – October 23
  • Teacher – Anne Kelly

Class Option 2

  • Thursdays 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • September 12 – October 24
  • Teacher – Anne Kelly

Get Behind the Wheel - Try it Class

Discover Your Pottery Passion in Our Two-Hour Clay Wheel Class! Welcome to our “Clayground” where the wheels spin, and creativity takes the driver’s seat! Ready to shape your imagination into stunning ceramic creations? Our try-it-out clay wheel class is the perfect playground for pottery enthusiasts of all stripes—whether you’re a clay rookie or a seasoned mud maestro.

Our skilled instructors will guide you through the process of transforming raw clay into works of art. Perfect for Date Night, Girls Night out, bridal showers and more…

Every student is provided a smock but please come dressed in comfy, loose fitting clothing as things can get messy! Trimming nails beforehand is recommended. 

You can expect to make 1-2 pieces during our class. The pieces will then be dried and fired to bisque in a kiln. Once that happens they are then dipped in the glaze of your choice, fired in a kiln once more, and they will be back to you within a months time. 

Details

  • Fridays 6:30-8:30pm
  • $79 Includes
  • 1-2 clay pieces made during your class time
  • Over a Dozen Stoneware Dipping Glazes to choose from
  • Aprons, Stools and Towels provided
  • BYOB and snacks permitted
  • Your pieces wrapped and ready to be picked up in three weeks
  • Class minimum 4 / Maximum 8
  • Ages 18+

7 weeks TEEN Wheel Class!

Welcome to our Teen wheel class! This hands-on experience is designed for teens who are either brand new or have had experience on the wheel already. Over the course of our sessions they will learn the fundamentals of working with clay on a wheel, from centering and shaping to trimming and glazing. The more experienced student will be guided by the teacher and shown more advanced techniques. Our patient instructors will help through each step, fostering creativity and help bring your teens ideas to life in three-dimensional form. Get ready for them to grow more confidence in their abilities and discover the joy of creating pottery on the wheel in a fun and supportive environment.

Tuesdays 4:00 - 6:00 pm
September 10 - October 22

  • 10 pounds of clay
  • Slab Roller
  • Over a Dozen Stoneware Dipping Glazes
  • Aprons, Stools and Towels provided
  • Class minimum 4 / Maximum 8
  • Access to the mudroom during open studio hours
  • Please note that if extra clay is to be used it is $5/pound
  • Ages 13- 17
  • Teacher – Michelle Dickinson

7 weeks- Kids Can Clay Class

Welcome to our Kids Can Clay wheel class! This hands-on experience is designed for children who are either brand new or have had experience on the wheel already. Over the course of our sessions, children will learn the fundamentals of working with clay on a wheel, from centering and shaping to trimming and glazing. Or, the more experienced child will be guided by the teacher and shown more advanced techniques. Our patient instructors will help through each step, fostering creativity and help bring your child’s ideas to life in three-dimensional form. Get ready for them to get their hands dirty and discover the joy of creating pottery on the wheel in a fun and supportive environment.

Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:30 pm
September 11 - October 23

  • 10 pounds of clay
  • Supervised use of Slab Roller
  • Over a Dozen Stoneware Dipping Glazes
  • Aprons, Stools and Towels provided
  • Class minimum 4 / Maximum 8
  • Access to the mudroom during open studio hours (with parental supervision)
  • Please note that if extra clay is to be used it is $5 per pound
  • Ages 8-12
  • Teacher – John Marsigliano

Family Fun - Try It Wheel Class

Nothing Beats Family Time!! Whether you bring the whole gang, have special Mommy and Me time, or perhaps a Daddy Date, this class will bring tons of fun and great family memories. Spend the morning bonding with your child while playing with clay on the potter’s wheel. A playful time to try something new with a little mud, it’s 90 minutes of pure fun!

Offered one Sunday each month
Starting May 19
1:00 - 2:30 pm

  • $69 includes
  • A glazed masterpiece to be picked up within 3 weeks
  • Over a Dozen Stoneware Dipping Glazes to choose from
  • Aprons, Stools and Towels provided
  • Your pieces wrapped and ready to be picked up in three weeks
  • Class Minimum 4 / Max 8
  • Ages 8+
  • Teacher – Michelle Dickinson

Private Session

Looking to fine tune your clay game and need a pinch of help? We got you! Simply let us know what you are looking to hone and one of our talented instructors will be alongside you helping you perfect the craft.

Reservations Required

  • $75 the first hour + $50 each additional half hour.
  • Includes all needed materials
  • Max 4 students
  • Call our studio to make a reservation

Mudroom Party

  • 1 1/2 hour instructor-led pottery wheel session
  • A dedicated Have A Nice Clay staff member
  • Party Balloons are allowed
  • BYOB and food permitted
  • Projects available for pickup 3 weeks after the party
  • Exclusive use of our wheel room

Pricing

  • 5 person minimum
  • $79 per person
  • $120 each additional hour
  • Requires a $158 (2 guests) non-refundable deposit
  • Maximum 8 guests

Things to know for class

Every student is provided a smock but please come dressed in comfy, loose fitting clothing as things can get messy! Trimming nails beforehand is recommended. 

Firing Fees

All classes that have an unlimited clay amount have a firing fee. We charge 0.06 per cubic inch which includes bisque and glaze firing and use of studio glazes. 

DISCLAIMER

Experienced and trained staff only will handle and fire your ceramic work. However, by the nature of ceramics there is always a risk of technical failure during either firing. Although it is not the usual case for this to happen, please know that we cannot be held responsible for any pieces that do not make it through the firing process, nor will any class credits or refunds be applied.

CLASS TIME

Classes begin promptly as scheduled. During the first 15 minutes of class the instructor will teach the group how to work with the clay on the wheel. After the initial demonstration, the entire group will start together with the instructor. Instructors will not be able to provide any additional demonstrations for late students. Clean up and organization of your area are part of the class process.

As per our cancelation policy, no refunds/credits will be offered to tardy students or no-shows.

Cancellation Policy

Class cancellation made more than 7 days prior to the scheduled start date will be eligible to receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. Cancellations made less than 7 days prior to the scheduled start date will receive a 50% virtual credit that is valid for 6 months from issuance. Cancellations made within 24 hours of the class start will not be eligible for refund or credit. Please be aware that once the class begins we are unable to offer refunds, credit, transfers to other classes, or deferrals to other semesters. Our policy is non-negotiable and exceptions cannot be made.

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