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

Adult pottery classes include 25 pounds of clay, glazes, and two firings. A second 25-pound bag of clay may be purchased for an additional fee. Cone 10 reduction is taught.
Tools are purchased separately. The City Park Pottery Studio is a recreational learning environment; production pottery is not permitted. Ages: 21+. 

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

Pottery for All - Daytime
Learn techniques for throwing on the wheel as well as hand-building. Receive the encouragement you need along with the fundamentals of clay.

Pottery for All - Evening
A great class if you’re new to clay and for those with experience, continue your understanding of beginning techniques while extending skills in forms, decorating, and "being centered". Demonstrations are provided for both beginning and intermediate students. 

Pottery Enthusiast Pass (PEP)
Explore your own direction without instruction – the Pottery Enthusiast Pass (PEP) is perfect for intermediate to advanced potters who want more time to work in the studio. Includes 25 pounds of clay, glaze and two firings per month. 

Practice Time
Need time to practice your craft? Sign up for two and a half hour appointment slots on Saturdays – morning and afternoon blocks are available.

Majolica Workshop
Delight your artistic senses as you 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.  Instructor: Johanna O’Connell

Raku Workshop - Traditional
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