Wheel Throwing Lessons
You have always wanted to try “throwing clay”, and here is your opportunity! You will receive a private 1.5 hour lesson during which our pottery teacher will show you the basics of wheel throwing. You will learn how to center the clay and throw a cylinder, the foundation of all forms done on a wheel. Cylinders are then transformed into bowls, cups and much more. By the end of your lesson, you will have pieces that we will bisque fire for you and you can return to glaze.
The cost for a 1.5 hour lesson is $59 per person and includes your clay, use of all equipment and tools, personalized instruction, bisque firing, painting and glazing, and final firing. We have up to 5 wheels available per appointment, so grab a friend and learn together! Great for ages 10 and up. All lessons are by appointment only and must be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance.
Once you have taken your basic wheel lesson, you will be issued a “fearless mudslinger” card. Being a card carrying member allows you to come use the wheels during any open time that there is not a lesson scheduled. All clay must be purchased through Create! Color Art Studio. Your clay purchase includes use of all equipment and tools, bisque firing, painting and glazing, and final firing of up to 2 pieces per pound. Clay is $20 per pound, or $80 for 5 lbs.
Monday 4:00 PM - 5:30PM
Wednesday 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Saturday 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Saturday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Adult (16+) 6 Week Wheel Throwing Workshops
Learn the basics of wheel throwing, and create your own bowls, pots, and more! Only 5 seats available per session!
Classes are perfect for both beginners & students with some experience. We will cover centering, pulling up walls, trimming and transforming clay into a variety of shapes. Course includes instruction, tools, clay, glaze, and firings. The final week of the class is spent painting/glazing the pieces.
You can expect to create and glaze (paint) between 4-6 final pieces that you will take home after they have been fired. Pottery is expected to be ready to pick up roughly 2-3 weeks after the last day of the course.
Check our book-online page for current sessions
Hand Building With Clay
Hand building is the art of creating objects out of clay without using a potter's wheel. There are several methods construction in hand building, including slab, coil and pinch pot. Using these methods, you can create cups, plates, bowls, vases, sculptures, ANYTHING! For $20 you can buy 1 lb and make up to 2 pieces, or for $80 you can buy 5 lbs of clay and you can make up to 5 pieces. The fee covers up to 3 people and includes your clay, use of all equipment and tools, 15-20 minutes of personalized instruction on basics for hand building, bisque firing, painting and glazing, and final firing. There is a $5 fee for each person over 3 in your party if you are sharing clay. Hand building is a fun way for your family or friends to get introduced to working with clay.
Hand building is available as walk in Monday – Thursday, after 2:30 pm,
and by appointment Friday – Sunday.