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.

Testimonials from past participants:

  • "It is my time to escape and do something I really enjoy."
  • "I feel my time spent doing art allows me to handle other areas of my life better."
  • "Creative outlet, relaxation, socialization."
  • "All my friends love getting something of mine for presents."

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pottery Class Offerings

Classes are offered during the day, evenings and even on Sunday afternoons to fit most schedules. 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. Receive the encouragement you need along with the fundamentals of clay. No class July 4.

Pottery for All
Those new to clay and those with experience will continue your understanding of beginning techniques while extending your skills in forms, decorating and "being centered". Demonstrations are provided for both beginning and intermediate students. No class July 4.

Clay Explorations
Explore new avenues in ceramic art and receive instruction devoted to intermediate to advanced potters.

Raku
Explore some new ways to fire raku and witness a variety of results. Bring a maximum 10 pounds of bisque-fired pots. Instructor: Shannon Long

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. No class May 25. Instructor: Johanna O’Connell