Winter Classes

Begins week of January 8th – end week of March 25th

What does a class on the Potters Guild include?
  • Saturday and Sunday Open Studio 12pm-6pm (sign up required)
  • 25 lbs clay
  • Studio glazes
  • All bisque and glaze firings
What are the safety protocols in place for classes right now?
  • Masks are optional while inside the building.
  • If you are sick or have been in contact with someone that has tested positive for Covid, do not attend class and contact your teacher.

  • Registration will open at the set time listed below.
  • Please read the information about the course time and level carefully before purchasing your class.
  • Only purchase the class you intend to take.
  • Refunds will not happen immediately. It will take up to 30 days for a refund if you purchase the wrong class or too many classes. Please email the Guild if either of these things happen.
  • If you are using a gift card, you must enter the gift card information at check out. If the gift card is not entered at checkout, you will not be reimbursed for the gift card after your purchase.

BIPOC Opportunity

In accordance with our mission to promote ceramic arts and support a diverse community we are offering a 20% discount on our current classes to blackindigenous, and people of color. 

Please note, this discount process has been updated to make checkout more expedient:
If you identify as a BIPOC and would like to receive this discount please pay for the course in full and then reach out to us at to receive your 20% reimbursement

Winter Session 2024

  • Classes begin week of January 8th – end week of March 25th
  • Cost: $390 for 12 weeks
  • Registration Opens Thursday, December 14th at 6:00pm EST

Monday Evening Class – Slab and Coil: A Deep Dive

Instructor: Anna Crooks and Vianney Paul
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Start Date: Jan 8th
Description: Have you always dreamt of becoming a hand-building wizard? Or maybe you’re looking for a relaxed and mindful path to forge into the world of handmade ceramics? If yes, come join Vianney and Anna, two titans of hand-building, as they guide you through the ins-n-outs of two principle hand-building techniques: slab-building and coiling. This course will be an intensive in hand-building, great for beginners who are itching to dive immediately into the nitty gritty AND seasoned students who are looking for more in-depth demos to level-up their techniques. We will also be covering techniques for combining and staining clays. All levels welcome, exploration and experimentation encouraged!
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Tuesday Morning Class – All Levels Hand-Building

Instructor: Anna Crooks
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Start Date: Jan 9th
Description: Through the course of this class, students will be instructed in an array of hand-building techniques. Classes will include demonstrations and independent time, where students will be encouraged to pursue the projects of their choosing. We will explore varied modes of expression in a laid-back atmosphere so each student can find techniques that work for them and have fun with clay!
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Tuesday Evening Class – All Levels Wheel Throwing

Instructor: Claire DiSalvo
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Start Date: Jan 9th
Description: This class is open to students of all experience levels and will cover the basics of pottery making from wedging to glazing. Each week there will be a demonstration and then students will have time to work on individual projects. We will focus on creating functional work with an emphasis on craft and experience building. Come learn about clay or hone your skills and make some new friends!
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Wednesday Evening Class – Independent Wheel Throwing

Instructor: Jen Wilfong
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Start Date: Jan 10th
Description: This is a self-paced self-directed class for intermediate level students who want to develop their throwing skills and learn new decorative techniques. In order to be considered an intermediate level student – you must be able to center, throw and trim a vessel.
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Thursday Afternoon Class – Beginning wheel + Hand & Figure Building with Diane Wacks and guest sculptor, Diana Myers Adhikari

Instructor: Diane Wacks
Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Start Date: Jan 11th
Description: This is an introductory class for people who are interested in both wheel and hand building that includes all-levels hand building. This is a step by step method class that introduces pinch, coil, slab and wheel throwing. Students of every level will benefit from this class as we take our work from raw clay to finished, glazed pieces.
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Thursday Evening Class – Clay Because Its Fun

Instructor: Frank Yensan
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Start Date: Jan 11th
Description: This class will be open to all skill levels and all disciplines. Each class will begin with a demonstration and will cover many different techniques that can be useful for any project you may want to take on. I will be covering both hand building and wheel throwing during these demonstrations. The remaining part of the class will be to use at your discretion.

If you have never touched clay before, I encourage you to take my class. If you want to work independently and just need some technical assistance now and then, you are also encouraged to take my class.

Open to all skill levels
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Register for classes by visiting our Square site!

Questions about classes or our safety mitigation strategies? Email