Clay Studio/Classes

Clay Studio/Classes

RiverArts’ popular Clay Studio, the only one in our area, provides equipment and workspace for our many potters, as well as classes from beginning pottery and sculpture to advanced workshops.

Pottery classes include hand building, throwing on the wheel, raku, and the exploration of different glazing and firing techniques. We endeavor to inspire the creative forces in all of us, from beautiful vessels, gracefully formed on the potter’s wheel to imaginative hand-built forms, Talavera decorating technique. and more. . Many short workshops enable even the inexperienced to produce a personal piece of art you can show at home or present as a gift.

Clay Studio Classes and Workshops

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Clay Studio Private Classes- Adult

August 24, 2018 - December 31, 2019

RiverArts Clay Studio now offers a flexible custom pottery class for those who wish to learn a basic technique with the help of our talented pottery instructors. We are happy to accommodate your small group of friends or family,  providing a fun activity for a party of 1-4 people. Perhaps you are looking for private instruction outside of our usual offering of classes. Your workshop can be custom designed to enjoy one of the following: - learn throwing on the…

Clay Studio Private Class- Youth One on One

December 12, 2018 @ 8:00 am - December 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

This course is designed to give one youngster (ages 10-15,)  individual attention from one of our accomplished instructors. The child may choose between the wheel or hand building. The course will be up to 2 hours long and the student will be able to keep ONE piece to be completed (trimmed & glazed) by the instructor and fired in the kiln. Please note, this is not a group class. Each additional child will be another $125. Age Restrictions:  10-15 Please…

Try It!

January 3, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This one hour workshop will introduce you to clay and the wheel. You will receive minimal instruction, so that you can get a sense of what is needed to produce a bowl. Then, you can take a Beginner Pottery Wheel class, starting later in the month. Participants can purchase their creation for an additional $10, paid during the workshop. The instructor will trim and glaze your piece for pick up in approximately 2 weeks. Participants in the Try It! workshop can…

Intermediate Pottery Wheel

January 14, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

So you have taken a beginner pottery class, and you've been throwing some pots but want to up your game. This intermediate throwing class will help improve your forms and take your work in new directions. Be warned! There will be critiques involved… Your work can't get better doing the exact same thing over and over again. In each class the group will decide what form or process to work on in the next class. Every week, after a short…

Beginner Pottery Wheel with Rick Bisgyer

January 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Have you ever been amazed to see someone at the potter's wheel creating something beautiful from a lump of clay? This class is for beginning pottery students with little or no wheel experience, and those who have taken introductory wheel classes and wish to have more instruction. Students will be working with stoneware clay. They will learn the fundamental techniques of preparing clay, throwing on the wheel, trimming, and glazing a piece, creating a finished decorative or functional pot. Amaze…

Beginner Pottery Wheel with Marilee Schumann

January 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Have you ever been amazed to see someone at the potter’s wheel creating something beautiful from a lump of clay? This class is for beginning pottery students with little or no wheel experience, and those who have taken introductory wheel classes and wish to have more instruction. Students will be working with stoneware clay. They will learn the fundamental techniques of preparing clay, throwing on the wheel, trimming, and glazing a piece, creating a finished decorative or functional pot. Amaze…

Hand Building with Marilee Schumann

February 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

A 4-week course focusing on hand building techniques for functional and sculptural objects. The course will be held at Schumann studio. We will use coiling and slabs to make vessels, asymmetrical forms and sculptures. The studio will be available on Saturday afternoon and one other day during the week for open studio time. There will be ample time and space for finishing your projects. The course fee includes your first 25 lbs. of clay (Std. 308) and 4 free open…

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