Benefits

Discover how to create with clay – the preparation, the response, the process, and the total transformation of a basic material from the earth into something functional and/or decorative. Learn how to use both hand-building and wheel throwing techniques. The therapeutic value is measured in stress reduction, maintaining connections in the brain, creating unique things that reflect your interests and spirit, and building new friendships.

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pottery Class Offerings

Classes are offered evenings, daytime and even on Sunday afternoons to fit most everyone’s schedule. Adult pottery classes include 25 pounds of clay, glazes and firing. Only cone 10 reduction is taught. One raku firing is included at the end of each session. Tools are purchased separately. Call 303-658-2910 for updated Pottery Studio drop-in hours. Drop-in time is included for enrolled students based on space availability. The City Park Pottery Studio is a learning environment; production pottery is not permitted. Ages: 21+.

 Beginning Pottery

The focus is on beginners in this class – learn techniques for throwing on the wheel as well as hand building.  

Pottery for All Levels

Reap the therapeutic benefits of working with clay as you create several small, useful items using the wheel. Learn to use the extruder and create pieces using hand-building techniques. Demonstrations and individual support are provided. Previous pottery experience is welcome but not necessary. Individual attention is provided. Continue your understanding of beginning techniques in the second session. 

Practicing with Porcelain

Discover the unique qualities of porcelain and receive instruction devoted completely to this special clay body. For intermediate to advanced potters.

Workshops

Majolica Workshop
Learn this colorful Italian decorating technique. Class includes demonstration, discussion, making, and decorating pieces. Fee includes 5 pounds of low-fire clay, glaze and firing. 
 

Playing with Porcelain Workshop
Explore this elusive clay body and get the advice you need to work with and glaze porcelain. This is a great class for beginners who have never tried porcelain or for experienced potters who need help. Hand-build or throw several functional pieces. Fee includes clay and bisque firing.