Do you want to try your hand at the potter's wheel? Anyone can learn to throw on the potter's wheel or how to work with clay using hand-building techniques in one of our classes. Our classes accommodate first-time through advanced potters. We provide the clay and tools. The only thing you need to do is wear clothes that you don’t mind getting messy in the hollers of the Clinch Mountain range.
Glaze a piece of pottery, Raku style! Raku refers to a type of low-firing process that was inspired by traditional Japanese raku firing. Western-style raku involves removing pottery from the kiln while at bright red heat and placing it into containers with combustible materials. Once the materials ignite, the containers are closed. This produces an intense reduction atmosphere which affects the colors of glazes and clay bodies.
Create the first day then return the second day to glaze and fire. You will learn how to use the potter’s wheel to create your own unique ceramic ware. You will discover how to form and alter the clay to make cups, mugs, bowls and more. Classes include demos and plenty of one-on-one guidance.
Come when you can, once a week for 4-hours. Experience the art of pottery as we do. You will be guided through wheel throwing, hand building, mixing glazes, and how to glaze both stoneware and Raku. Great for beginners, or experienced potters who want to brush up on their skills.
This one-time, two-hour class is perfect for those ready to get their hands dirty. Have a blast making pottery on the wheel and hand-building projects knowing that the pieces you make will be coming home soon. During the class, you'll decorate what you make and we will fire them for a later pick-up. Ages 4-6 require an adult to participate.
Tired of the same old dinner and a movie? Come create together in our pottery studio! You’ll have fun making a few pieces together on adjoining wheels, with our hands-on, step-by-step instruction that guarantees your success.
No age limits. Recommend a minimum of 2- per class. Our clay in non-toxic.