SUMMER CLASSES

START DATE – Week of July 8th
END DATE – Week of August 26th

What does a class on the Potters Guild include?

  • Saturday and Sunday Open Studio 12pm-6pm
  • 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.

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION *Please read*

  • 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. 

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 bmorepottersguildtreasurer@gmail.com to receive your 20% reimbursement


SUMMER SESSION 2024

  • Classes begin week of July 8th – end week of August 26th
  • Cost: $270 for 8 weeks class
  • Registration opens at 2pm on Saturday June 29th

Monday Evening Class – Intermediate Handbuilding

Instructor: Claire Di Salvo
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Start Date: July 8th, 8 weeks
Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: This intermediate class is for throwers who want to take their skills to the next level. In a casual environment, participants will be encouraged to hone their skills and experiment with new forms. Demos throughout the class will include making sets, throwing bigger and altered forms. To be an intermediate thrower, one should feel comfortable with the basics of throwing and have taken at least one class.

Email claire.disalvo@gmail.com with questions

Tuesday Morning Class – All Levels Handbuilding

Instructor: Anna Crooks
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Start Date: July 9th, 8 weeks
Skill Level: All Levels

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!

Email anna.y2k.crooks@gmail.com with questions

Tuesday Evening Class – Wheel Throwing Basics for All Skill Levels

Instructor: Stephanie Wicker
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Start Date: July 9th, 8 weeks
Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Whether you’ve taken clay classes in the past or will be new to the experience, this is the class for you. During this class session you will be provided with all the guidance, equipment and materials you’ll need to create your very own handmade pottery. In each class there will be demonstrations for the basics of pottery making, as well as independent work time. Our time in the studio together will be fun, relaxed and open for anyone who wants to get their hands dirty.

Email swicker6@gmail.com with questions

Wednesday Evening Class – Beginner Handbuilding with a Focus on Surface Design

Instructor: Jesse & Mack
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Start Date: July 10th, 8 weeks
Skill Level: All Levels

Description: We will begin this class with an overview of basic handbuilding techniques. The class will then focus on expanding your surface design skills. We will demonstrate a variety of techniques on both greenware and bisque (i.e., sgraffito, inlay, underglaze, glazing, etc). If you “hate glazing,” we can’t wait to change your mind.

*no wheel throwing instruction will be offered in this class but we welcome independent wheel throwers interested in learning surface design

Email jesse.klompus@gmail.com or mack.n.o.ceramics@gmail.com with questions

Thursday Afternoon Class – Intermediate Hand Building and Independent Studio

Instructor: Robin Sherrer
Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Start Date: July 11th, 8 weeks
Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: This is an intermediate hand building class that welcomes experienced students who want to hand build or throw independently. You’ll be provided with 25 pounds of clay, access to studio tools, and open studio time on the weekends.

Email campmothers@gmail.com with questions

Thursday Evening Class – Beginner Wheel Throwing

Instructor: Whitney Simpkins
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Start Date: July 11th, 8 weeks
Skill Level: Beginner

Description: Get into the basics of wheel throwing and start building your skills! We’ll begin with wedging and centering, then journey all the way through to glazing and firing (and it is a journey). Intermediate and more independent students are welcome as well, and everyone will receive individualized support for what they’d like to accomplish. You’ll be provided with 25 pounds of clay, access to all the tools to get you started, and open studio time on the weekends.

Email wesimpkins@gmail.com with questions

Register for a class on our Square site.


SPRING 2024 class info here!

SPRING SESSION 2024 – SOLD OUT!

  • Classes begin week of April 8th – end week of June 24th
  • Cost: $390 for 12 weeks class
  • Cost: $210 for 6 weeks class
  • Registration Opens Sunday, March 24th at 3:00pm EST

START DATE – Week of April 8th
END DATE – Week of June 24th

Monday Evening Class – Coil Throwing and Strategies for Throwing Big

Instructor: Vianney Paul
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Start Date: April 8th, 6 weeks
Skill Level: Advanced

Description: Interested in throwing larger items on the potter’s wheel? Ever struggle centering too much clay at once? In this course we will discuss throwing larger in general, with an emphasis on coil throwing, which allows the potter to achieve a larger scale but without centering huge amounts of clay. With a focus on vases and bowls, we will practice progressively adding coils of clay to pots and reach new heights in your clay journey.

Email vianneypaul@gmail.com with questions

Monday Evening Class – Introduction to Jewelry Making

Instructor: Jen Wilfong
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Start Date: May 20th, 6 weeks
Skill Level: Entry

Description: Students will learn a range of ceramic jewelry making techniques and jewelry assembly processes. No prior ceramic or jewelry experience required.  We’ll start with the basics and develop more refined skills throughout the session!

Email yummyandco@gmail.com with questions

Tuesday Morning Class – All Levels Handbuilding

Instructor: Anna Crooks
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Start Date: April 9th, 12 weeks
Skill Level: All Levels

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!

Email anna.y2k.crooks@gmail.com with questions

Tuesday Evening Class – Wheel Throwing Basics for All Skill Levels

Instructor: Stephanie Wicker
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Start Date: April 9th, 12 weeks
Skill Level: All Levels

Description: Whether you’ve taken clay classes in the past or will be new to the experience, this is the class for you. During this class session you will be provided with all the guidance, equipment and materials you’ll need to create your very own handmade pottery. In each class there will be demonstrations for the basics of pottery making, as well as independent work time. Our time in the studio together will be fun, relaxed and open for anyone who wants to get their hands dirty.

Email swicker6@gmail.com with questions

Wednesday Evening Class – Beginner Wheel Throwing

Instructor: Whitney Simpkins
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Start Date: April 10th, 12 weeks
Skill Level: Entry

Description: Get into the basics of wheel throwing and start building your skills! We’ll begin with wedging and centering, then journey all the way through to glazing and firing (and it is a journey). Intermediate and more independent students are welcome as well, and everyone will receive individualized support for what they’d like to accomplish. You’ll be provided with 25 pounds of clay, access to all the tools to get you started, and open studio time on the weekends.

Email wesimpkins@gmail.com with questions

Thursday Morning Class – Beginning wheel + Hand Building with Diane Wacks and guest sculptor Diana Myers Adhikari

Instructor: Diane Wacks
Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Start Date: April 11th, 12 weeks
Skill Level: Entry

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.

Email dianewacks@gmail.com with questions

Thursday Evening Class – Thursday Pottery Party

Instructor: Adam Conway
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Start Date: April 11th, 12 weeks
Skill Level: Intermediate

Description: This class is ideal for intermediate level students who are eager to build on their existing skills. For more advanced students, we will focus on refining form and pushing your boundaries on scale and complexity. For all students, effective and efficient wheel and hand building techniques will be demonstrated weekly to improve your success and enjoyment. All this will be delivered with wisdom, 90’s music, whimsy, and a total intolerance of chip and dip bowls.

Email freerangepotter@gmail.com with questions

Questions about classes or our safety mitigation strategies? Email bmorepottersguild@gmail.com