Adult Pottery Classes & Workshops

Cream City Clay offers wheel throwing and hand building (an ancient technique of creating forms without a wheel using hands, fingers and tools) for the beginner to the most advanced.

Wheel classes include teen wheel, wheel I and wheel II, and couples night out. Hand building classes may include coil building, pinch pots, slab building, mosaics, jewelry making, figurines or tile making.

All Materials are included unless otherwise noted.

Classes are available for all levels of pottery skills.

Upcoming Adult Pottery Classes

Event Date
Couples Night Out 5/1 (wheel)
  • May 1, 2020 6:00 pm
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Couples Night Out 5/1 (Hand Building)
  • May 1, 2020 6:00 pm
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Hand Building I: 6 weeks Monday evenings
  • May 4, 2020 6:00 pm
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Hand Building II: 6 weeks Wednesday evenings
  • May 6, 2020 6:00 pm
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Making Glazes: 5 Weeks Thursday evenings
  • May 7, 2020 6:00 pm
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Throwing with Mom 5/9 (Wheel)
  • May 9, 2020 5:30 pm
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Adult Pottery Wheel II: 7 weeks Monday evenings
  • May 11, 2020 6:30 pm
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Adult Pottery Wheel II: 7 weeks Tuesday mornings
  • May 12, 2020 9:30 am
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Adult Pottery Wheel I: 7 weeks Tuesday evenings
  • May 12, 2020 6:00 pm
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Wheel Sculpture: 7 weeks Wednesday evenings
  • May 13, 2020 6:30 pm
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Adult Pottery Wheel I: 7 weeks Thursday mornings
  • May 14, 2020 9:30 am
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Adult Pottery Wheel I: 7 weeks Thursday evenings
  • May 14, 2020 6:30 pm
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Couples Night Out 5/22 (Hand Building)
  • May 22, 2020 6:00 pm
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Couples Night Out 5/22 (wheel)
  • May 22, 2020 6:00 pm
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Pottery Wheel Classes

Adult pottery wheel classes for all levels of pottery skill.

Event Phone: 414-249-5902


  • Monday Evening PM
    May 11, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday Evening PM
    May 18, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday Evening PM
    June 1, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday Evening PM
    June 8, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday Evening PM
    June 15, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday Evening PM
    June 22, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday Evening PM
    June 29, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn the basics of throwing on a potter’s wheel in a fun and friendly atmosphere. No previous clay or art experience necessary.

Event Phone: 414-249-5902


  • Tuesday AM
    May 12, 2020
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday AM
    May 19, 2020
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday AM
    May 26, 2020
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday AM
    June 2, 2020
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday AM
    June 9, 2020
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday AM
    June 16, 2020
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday AM
    June 23, 2020
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Learn the basics of throwing on a potter’s wheel in a fun and friendly atmosphere. No previous clay or art experience necessary.

Event Phone: 414-249-5902


  • Tuesday PM
    May 12, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tuesday PM
    May 19, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tuesday PM
    May 26, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tuesday PM
    June 2, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tuesday PM
    June 9, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tuesday PM
    June 16, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tuesday PM
    June 23, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn the basics of throwing on a potter’s wheel in a fun and friendly atmosphere. No previous clay or art experience necessary.

Event Phone: 414-249-5902


  • Wednesday PM
    May 13, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday PM
    May 20, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday PM
    May 27, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday PM
    June 3, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday PM
    June 10, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday PM
    June 17, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday PM
    June 24, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Alanis Wagner
    Alanis Wagner is currently a student at UWM majoring in art education with an emphasis in ceramics. She loves to teach children and inspire creativity. Alanis has experience in hand-building as well as throwing on the wheel. Her energy is contagious and her classes are fun.

7 Week course on Wednesday Evenings  5/13/20-6/24/20 Level: Intermediate Combine, alter, cut, turn & reassemble thrown vessels to create sculpture and unique functional objects.  A mix of throwing and hand-building together.  All supplies are included. Students are encouraged to practice outside of class during open hours. Class can be taken multiple times. Clay is an (more…)

Event Phone: 414-249-5902


  • Morning AM
    May 14, 2020
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Morning AM
    May 21, 2020
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Morning AM
    May 28, 2020
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Morning AM
    June 4, 2020
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Morning AM
    June 11, 2020
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Morning AM
    June 18, 2020
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Morning AM
    June 25, 2020
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Learn the basics of throwing on a potter’s wheel in a fun and friendly atmosphere. No previous clay or art experience necessary.

Event Phone: 414-249-5902


  • Thursday PM
    May 14, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thursday PM
    May 21, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thursday PM
    May 28, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thursday PM
    June 4, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thursday PM
    June 11, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thursday PM
    June 18, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thursday PM
    June 25, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn the basics of throwing on a potter’s wheel in a fun and friendly atmosphere. No previous clay or art experience necessary.


  • Teen Wheel Ages 13-18
    June 24, 2020
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Teen Wheel Ages 13-18
    July 1, 2020
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Teen Wheel Ages 13-18
    July 8, 2020
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Teen Wheel Ages 13-18
    July 15, 2020
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Teen Wheel Ages 13-18
    July 22, 2020
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Teen Wheel Ages 13-18
    July 29, 2020
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Summer Teen Wheel: 6 Wednesdays 1:00-3:00pm – 6/24/20-7/29/20 Learn the basics of throwing on a potter’s wheel in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Make functional cups, bowls and plates or planters that you can actually use or create amazing sculptures. Add beautiful colors to your pieces using underglaze. Carve through the bright colors to make (more…)

Hand-Building (Sculpture) Classes

Adult hand-building classes for all levels of skill.


  • Friday
    May 1, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

staff

  • Alanis Wagner
    Alanis Wagner is currently a student at UWM majoring in art education with an emphasis in ceramics. She loves to teach children and inspire creativity. Alanis has experience in hand-building as well as throwing on the wheel. Her energy is contagious and her classes are fun.

Couples Night Out 5/1 (Hand Building) Have a hands on clay experience with your favorite someone or best pal.  Join us for this 2 ½ hour couples class and create forms without a pottery wheel using hands, fingers, and simple tools. Projects may include bowls,  decorative plates, mugs, and planters. There is time to paint (more…)


  • Monday
    May 4, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Monday
    May 11, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Monday
    May 18, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Monday
    June 1, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Monday
    June 8, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Monday
    June 15, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Hand Building I: 6 weeks Mondays 6:00-8:30pm 6 weeks 5/4/20-6/15/20 Level: Beginner Fantastic introduction to clay. Learn how to construct forms and shapes using coils of clay. Pinch a small vessel and learn to slip and score on feet and handles. Roll out soft slabs of clay that can be laid over a form to (more…)

Event Phone: (414) 249-5902


  • Wednesday
    May 6, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Wednesday
    May 13, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Wednesday
    May 20, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Wednesday
    May 27, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Wednesday
    June 3, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Wednesday
    June 10, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Hand Building II: 6 weeks Wednesdays 6pm-8:30 5/6/20-6/10/20 Level: Intermediate Great class for those with some hand building experience. Building on your experience learn to push your work further. Create multiples and investigate new ideas on each. Put a creative twist on traditional techniques. Create sculptural pieces using the extruder.  Layer slabs to create a (more…)

Couples Night Out

Have a hands-on clay experience with your favorite someone or best pal. Cherish the memories each time you use your handmade pottery at home.


  • Friday
    May 1, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

staff

  • Alanis Wagner
    Alanis Wagner is currently a student at UWM majoring in art education with an emphasis in ceramics. She loves to teach children and inspire creativity. Alanis has experience in hand-building as well as throwing on the wheel. Her energy is contagious and her classes are fun.

Couples Night Out 5/1 (Hand Building) Have a hands on clay experience with your favorite someone or best pal.  Join us for this 2 ½ hour couples class and create forms without a pottery wheel using hands, fingers, and simple tools. Projects may include bowls,  decorative plates, mugs, and planters. There is time to paint (more…)


  • Friday
    May 22, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

staff

  • Alanis Wagner
    Alanis Wagner is currently a student at UWM majoring in art education with an emphasis in ceramics. She loves to teach children and inspire creativity. Alanis has experience in hand-building as well as throwing on the wheel. Her energy is contagious and her classes are fun.

Couples Night Out 5/22 Hand building Have a hands on clay experience with your favorite someone or best pal.  Join us for this 2 ½ hour couples class and create forms without a pottery wheel using hands, fingers, and simple tools. Projects may include bowls,  decorative plates, mugs, and planters. There is time to paint (more…)

Specialty Workshops

Throughout the year, Cream City Clay offers the opportunity to learn additional pottery skills with specialty workshops. Guest artisans in the past have shared their skills in Raku, sculpting, glazing and taller pieces.

Event Phone: 414-249-5902


  • Making Glazes
    May 7, 2020
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Making Glazes
    May 14, 2020
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Making Glazes
    May 21, 2020
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Making Glazes
    May 28, 2020
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Making Glazes
    June 4, 2020
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Making Glazes: An Introduction to Ceramic Chemistry for Potters 5 Weeks Thursdays 6pm-9pm  5/7/20 – 6/4/20 Level Intermediate and/or Advanced Begin by choosing a surface that interests you; satin, glossy, pebbly, lichen, crystallized, transparent, semi gloss, or buttery smooth. Learn to do a line blend to achieve that surface you desire. Then begin adding colorants (more…)

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