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Clay Studio Private Classes

January 19 @ 6:00 pm - December 31 @ 8:30 pm

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, family, or even provide a fun activity for a party of 1-5 people in a 2-3 hour workshop at a flat rate of $250. If you are interested in having a group of 6-10 people, the rate would be $500.  This could be…

Try It! Discover the Magic of Clay February

February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Always thought it looked like fun to throw clay on the potter’s wheel? Here’s your chance to try it at a one-time 2½ hour session. You’ll get basic instruction from a great teacher and hands-on help from friendly assistants. You’ll get a feel for the clay and discover how magic is made on the potter’s wheel. This is a great class for the curious, a friend’s night out, or a date. No experience needed. Just wear clothes that you don’t…

Balloon Bowls

February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn how to make a pottery bowl using a paper mache technique over a balloon in this two day workshop. Prepare to get your hands dirty and have a great time with your kids! This unique-but- simple method is used to create a precious piece your family will cherish. Every finished masterpiece will be different! This workshop is suitable for children of all ages, including those young at heart. The second week, participants will paint their own design over the…

Beginner’s Pottery Wheel Spring

April 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This is your opportunity to learn how to create functional bowls, cups, and vases on the potter’s wheel. In our eight-week introductory class with Mike Pugh, you will learn the basics of clay preparation, steps for throwing a pot on the wheel, finishing techniques, and glaze application. This course is designed for people with a healthy curiosity, those who dabbled in school, and those who wish to go back to the basics to refine best practices for the pottery process…

Intermediate Pottery on the Wheel

April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

More advanced techniques on the potter's wheel, including closed forms, lids, and altered forms, taught by potter Marilee Schumann. In addition to improving your skills on the wheel, we will work on decoration and glazing techniques. An emphasis will be made on individual expression. Included in cost of class is your first 25 pounds of clay. Toolkits are available for purchase during the first class meeting for $25

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