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.

Students are automatically signed up for their time to work during their class period.

Enrolled in a class and need to Quarantine? At Home Option: Work from home kits will be available to aid in working from home for those who can’t be in-person for class. Please call and we can set this up. 414-249-5902

Not enrolled in a class and need a virtual option? We offer Clay to go kits for $33 ea. to make one project of your choice. Choose from 4 videos. All supplies included. Projects to be completed within one month of recieving your kit. Please call to set this up. 414-249-5902

Upcoming Adult Pottery Classes

*Summer Classes are all Online. See details

Event Date
Make Ornaments at Home
  • December 1, 2022 10:00 am
Register
Couples Night Out 12/2/22 (Wheel)
  • December 2, 2022 6:00 pm
Sold Out
Couples Night Out 12/2/22 (Hand Building)
  • December 2, 2022 6:00 pm
Register
Couples Night Out 12/9/22 (Wheel)
  • December 9, 2022 6:00 pm
Sold Out
Couples Night Out 12/9/22 (Hand Building)
  • December 9, 2022 6:00 pm
Register
Couples Night Out 12/16/22 (Wheel)
  • December 16, 2022 6:00 pm
Sold Out
Couples Night Out 12/16/22 (Hand Building)
  • December 16, 2022 6:00 pm
Register
Winter Break Classes 2022
  • December 27, 2022 1:00 pm
Register
Couples Night Out 12/30/22 (Wheel)
  • December 30, 2022 6:00 pm
Sold Out
Couples Night Out 12/30/22 (Hand Building)
  • December 30, 2022 6:00 pm
Register
Hand Building I: Winter, 2023 6 weeks Tuesday AM
  • January 3, 2023 9:30 am
Register
Adult Pottery Wheel I: Winter 2023, 7 weeks Wednesday AM
  • January 4, 2023 9:30 am
Register
Hand Building I: Winter 2023, 6 weeks Wednesday Afternoon
  • January 4, 2023 1:00 pm
Register
Hand Building Level II: Winter 2023, 6wks Wedensday PM
  • January 4, 2023 6:00 pm
Register
Adult Pottery Wheel I : Winter 2023, 7 weeks Wednesday PM
  • January 4, 2023 6:30 pm
Sold Out
Adult Pottery Wheel I: Winter 2023, 7 weeks Thursday AM
  • January 5, 2023 9:30 am
Register
Adult Pottery Wheel I: Winter 2023, 7 weeks Thursday PM
  • January 5, 2023 6:30 pm
Sold Out
Adult Pottery Wheel II: Winter 2023, 7 weeks Monday PM
  • January 9, 2023 6:30 pm
Register
Adult Pottery Wheel II: Winter 2023, 7 weeks Tuesday AM
  • January 10, 2023 9:30 am
Register
Adult-Teen Pottery Wheel II: Winter 2023- 7 weeks Tuesday PM
  • January 10, 2023 6:00 pm
Register

Pottery Wheel Classes

Adult pottery wheel classes for all levels of pottery skill.

Event Phone: 414-249-5902


  • Wed AM
    January 4, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wed AM
    January 11, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wed AM
    January 18, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wed AM
    January 25, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wed AM
    February 1, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wed AM
    February 8, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wed AM
    February 15, 2023
    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


  • Wednesday PM
    January 4, 2023
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday PM
    January 11, 2023
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday PM
    January 18, 2023
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday PM
    January 25, 2023
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday PM
    February 1, 2023
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday PM
    February 8, 2023
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday PM
    February 15, 2023
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Take your throwing to the next level. Lids-Handles-Plates and More! Create lighter refined shapes, throw larger & learn new surface techniques.

Event Phone: 414-249-5902


  • Thurs AM
    January 5, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thurs AM
    January 12, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thurs AM
    January 19, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thurs AM
    January 26, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thurs AM
    February 2, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thurs AM
    February 9, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thurs AM
    February 16, 2023
    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


  • Thurs PM
    January 5, 2023
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thurs PM
    January 12, 2023
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thurs PM
    January 19, 2023
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thurs PM
    January 26, 2023 - February 2, 2023
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thurs PM
    February 2, 2023 - February 9, 2023
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thurs PM
    February 9, 2023 - February 16, 2023
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thurs PM
    February 16, 2023
    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


  • Monday PM
    January 9, 2023
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday PM
    January 16, 2023
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday PM
    January 23, 2023
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday PM
    January 30, 2023
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday PM
    February 6, 2023
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday PM
    February 13, 2023
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday PM
    February 20, 2023
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Take your throwing to the next level. Lids-Handles-Plates and More! Create lighter refined shapes, throw larger & learn new surface techniques.

Event Phone: 414-249-5902


  • Tuesday AM
    January 10, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday AM
    January 17, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday AM
    January 24, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday AM
    January 31, 2023
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday AM
    February 7, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday AM
    February 14, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday AM
    February 21, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Take your throwing to the next level. Lids-Handles-Plates and More! Create lighter refined shapes, throw larger & learn new surface techniques.

Event Phone: 414-249-5902


  • Tues PM
    January 10, 2023
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tues PM
    January 17, 2023
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tues PM
    January 24, 2023
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tues PM
    January 31, 2023
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tues PM
    February 7, 2023
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tues PM
    February 14, 2023
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tues PM
    February 21, 2023
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn to take the basics of throwing further on a potter’s wheel in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Some prior experience necessary.

Event Phone: 414-249-5902


  • Intro to Clay for Kids
    January 14, 2023
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Intro to Clay for Kids
    January 21, 2023
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Intro to Clay for Kids
    January 28, 2023
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Intro to Clay for Kids
    February 4, 2023
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Intro to Clay for Kids
    February 11, 2023
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

A fun intro to clay for children ages 9-13. Techniques include pinch, coil, slab and the pottery wheel. Add color and creativity to create your own works of art.

Hand-Building (Sculpture) Classes

Adult hand-building classes for all levels of skill.


  • Friday
    December 2, 2022
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

staff

  • Diane Moore
    Hi! My name is Diane Moore and I am currently pursuing a double major in ceramics and psychology at UW Milwaukee. At Cream City Clay, I teach an introduction to hand building class and help run the kids’ camp. The most exciting part about teaching for me is watching others form connections with each other while they are creating art. My biggest inspiration is my mother, Teresa, shown on the right in my picture.

Couples Night Out 12/2/22 Hand building Come learn about the art of ceramics with a good friend and create your own handbuilt project.  Join us for this 2 ½ hour class and learn to construct a piece using tools such as the slabroller and extruder. Projects may include bowls,  decorative plates, mugs, and planters. There (more…)


  • Friday
    December 9, 2022
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

staff

  • Diane Moore
    Hi! My name is Diane Moore and I am currently pursuing a double major in ceramics and psychology at UW Milwaukee. At Cream City Clay, I teach an introduction to hand building class and help run the kids’ camp. The most exciting part about teaching for me is watching others form connections with each other while they are creating art. My biggest inspiration is my mother, Teresa, shown on the right in my picture.

Couples Night Out 12/9/22 Hand building Come learn about the art of ceramics with a good friend and create your own handbuilt project.  Join us for this 2 ½ hour class and learn to construct a piece using tools such as the slabroller and extruder. Projects may include bowls,  decorative plates, mugs, and planters. There (more…)


  • Friday
    December 16, 2022
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

staff

  • Diane Moore
    Hi! My name is Diane Moore and I am currently pursuing a double major in ceramics and psychology at UW Milwaukee. At Cream City Clay, I teach an introduction to hand building class and help run the kids’ camp. The most exciting part about teaching for me is watching others form connections with each other while they are creating art. My biggest inspiration is my mother, Teresa, shown on the right in my picture.

Couples Night Out 12/16/22 Hand building Come learn about the art of ceramics with a good friend and create your own handbuilt project.  Join us for this 2 ½ hour class and learn to construct a piece using tools such as the slabroller and extruder. Projects may include bowls,  decorative plates, mugs, and planters. There (more…)


  • Friday
    December 30, 2022
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

staff

  • Diane Moore
    Hi! My name is Diane Moore and I am currently pursuing a double major in ceramics and psychology at UW Milwaukee. At Cream City Clay, I teach an introduction to hand building class and help run the kids’ camp. The most exciting part about teaching for me is watching others form connections with each other while they are creating art. My biggest inspiration is my mother, Teresa, shown on the right in my picture.

Couples Night Out 12/30/22 Hand building Come learn about the art of ceramics with a good friend and create your own handbuilt project.  Join us for this 2 ½ hour class and learn to construct a piece using tools such as the slabroller and extruder. Projects may include bowls,  decorative plates, mugs, and planters. There (more…)

Event Phone: (414) 249-5902


  • Tuesday PM
    January 3, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday PM
    January 10, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday PM
    January 17, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday PM
    January 24, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday PM
    January 31, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday PM
    February 7, 2023
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm

staff

  • Diane Moore
    Hi! My name is Diane Moore and I am currently pursuing a double major in ceramics and psychology at UW Milwaukee. At Cream City Clay, I teach an introduction to hand building class and help run the kids’ camp. The most exciting part about teaching for me is watching others form connections with each other while they are creating art. My biggest inspiration is my mother, Teresa, shown on the right in my picture.

Hand Building I : 6 weeks Tuesday Evenings 9:30-12pm Winter: 1/3/23-2/7/22 Inst: Diane Moore Level: Beginning – Intermediate Learn the basics of creating clay objects by hand using the methods of coil construction, soft & hard slab and the most basic of pinch. You will learn how to use the slab roller, extruder, slump, hump (more…)

Event Phone: (414) 249-5902


  • Wed afternoon
    January 4, 2023
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Wed afternoon
    January 11, 2023
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Wed afternoon
    January 18, 2023
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Wed afternoon
    January 25, 2023
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Wed afternoon
    February 1, 2023
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Wed afternoon
    February 8, 2023
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

staff

  • Liz Lewandowski
    Liz has a BA from Concordia College, WI. She is an extremely talented hand-builder and sculptor. She has taught classes for CCC since 2014, many of her own unique design. Liz is also the head of glaze mixing and kiln operation.  Thanks to her we have 21 hand-mixed glazes, 8 slips and 4 oxide washes. In addition she keeps 3 kilns firing up to 3 times per week, all while keeping a wicked sense of humor. “I’m an Illustrator by trade but have found a special place in my heart for ceramics. I enjoy making 3d pieces of art and then incorporating drawings and designs in the the surface. I specialize in dragons, monsters and all things nightmarish!” Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lsquaredstudio/?hl=en

Hand Building I : 6 weeks Wednesday Afternoon 1:00-3:30pm Winter: 1/4/23 – 2/8/23  Inst: Liz Lewandowski Level: Beginning – Intermediate Learn the basics of creating clay objects by hand using the methods of coil construction, soft & hard slab and the most basic of pinch. You will learn how to use the slab roller, extruder, (more…)

Event Phone: (414) 249-5902


  • Wednesday
    January 4, 2023
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Wednesday
    January 11, 2023
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Wednesday
    January 18, 2023
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Wednesday
    January 25, 2023
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Wednesday
    February 1, 2023
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Wednesday
    February 8, 2023
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

staff

  • Liz Lewandowski
    Liz has a BA from Concordia College, WI. She is an extremely talented hand-builder and sculptor. She has taught classes for CCC since 2014, many of her own unique design. Liz is also the head of glaze mixing and kiln operation.  Thanks to her we have 21 hand-mixed glazes, 8 slips and 4 oxide washes. In addition she keeps 3 kilns firing up to 3 times per week, all while keeping a wicked sense of humor. “I’m an Illustrator by trade but have found a special place in my heart for ceramics. I enjoy making 3d pieces of art and then incorporating drawings and designs in the the surface. I specialize in dragons, monsters and all things nightmarish!” Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lsquaredstudio/?hl=en

Hand Building Level II : 6 weeks Wednesdays 6:00-8:30pm $197 Winter: Wed 6-8:30pm 1/4/23-2/8/23  Inst. Liz Lewandowski Level: Intermediate (Prerequisite: You must have taken a minium 6 week beginning hand-building class) Great class for those with hand building experience, Liz will help you learn to push your work further. Create multiples and investigate new ideas. (more…)

Event Phone: 414-249-5902


  • Intro to Clay for Kids
    January 14, 2023
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Intro to Clay for Kids
    January 21, 2023
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Intro to Clay for Kids
    January 28, 2023
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Intro to Clay for Kids
    February 4, 2023
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Intro to Clay for Kids
    February 11, 2023
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

A fun intro to clay for children ages 9-13. Techniques include pinch, coil, slab and the pottery wheel. Add color and creativity to create your own works of art.

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.

*Classes are non-refundable for cancelations less than 14 days before class begins unless we can fill your spot. 


  • Friday
    December 2, 2022
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Try the potter’s wheel and have a hands on clay experience with your favorite someone or best pal. No experience necessary. Each person has their own wheel. Participants usually make two pieces and have time to decorate them with beautiful colors and designs. Aprons are available and all supplies included.


  • Friday
    December 2, 2022
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

staff

  • Diane Moore
    Hi! My name is Diane Moore and I am currently pursuing a double major in ceramics and psychology at UW Milwaukee. At Cream City Clay, I teach an introduction to hand building class and help run the kids’ camp. The most exciting part about teaching for me is watching others form connections with each other while they are creating art. My biggest inspiration is my mother, Teresa, shown on the right in my picture.

Couples Night Out 12/2/22 Hand building Come learn about the art of ceramics with a good friend and create your own handbuilt project.  Join us for this 2 ½ hour class and learn to construct a piece using tools such as the slabroller and extruder. Projects may include bowls,  decorative plates, mugs, and planters. There (more…)


  • Friday
    December 9, 2022
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Try the potter’s wheel and have a hands on clay experience with your favorite someone or best pal. No experience necessary. Each person has their own wheel. Participants usually make two pieces and have time to decorate them with beautiful colors and designs. Aprons are available and all supplies included.


  • Friday
    December 9, 2022
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

staff

  • Diane Moore
    Hi! My name is Diane Moore and I am currently pursuing a double major in ceramics and psychology at UW Milwaukee. At Cream City Clay, I teach an introduction to hand building class and help run the kids’ camp. The most exciting part about teaching for me is watching others form connections with each other while they are creating art. My biggest inspiration is my mother, Teresa, shown on the right in my picture.

Couples Night Out 12/9/22 Hand building Come learn about the art of ceramics with a good friend and create your own handbuilt project.  Join us for this 2 ½ hour class and learn to construct a piece using tools such as the slabroller and extruder. Projects may include bowls,  decorative plates, mugs, and planters. There (more…)


  • Friday
    December 16, 2022
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Try the potter’s wheel and have a hands on clay experience with your favorite someone or best pal. No experience necessary. Each person has their own wheel. Participants usually make two pieces and have time to decorate them with beautiful colors and designs. Aprons are available and all supplies included.


  • Friday
    December 16, 2022
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

staff

  • Diane Moore
    Hi! My name is Diane Moore and I am currently pursuing a double major in ceramics and psychology at UW Milwaukee. At Cream City Clay, I teach an introduction to hand building class and help run the kids’ camp. The most exciting part about teaching for me is watching others form connections with each other while they are creating art. My biggest inspiration is my mother, Teresa, shown on the right in my picture.

Couples Night Out 12/16/22 Hand building Come learn about the art of ceramics with a good friend and create your own handbuilt project.  Join us for this 2 ½ hour class and learn to construct a piece using tools such as the slabroller and extruder. Projects may include bowls,  decorative plates, mugs, and planters. There (more…)


  • Friday
    December 30, 2022
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Try the potter’s wheel and have a hands on clay experience with your favorite someone or best pal. No experience necessary. Each person has their own wheel. Participants usually make two pieces and have time to decorate them with beautiful colors and designs. Aprons are available and all supplies included.


  • Friday
    December 30, 2022
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

staff

  • Diane Moore
    Hi! My name is Diane Moore and I am currently pursuing a double major in ceramics and psychology at UW Milwaukee. At Cream City Clay, I teach an introduction to hand building class and help run the kids’ camp. The most exciting part about teaching for me is watching others form connections with each other while they are creating art. My biggest inspiration is my mother, Teresa, shown on the right in my picture.

Couples Night Out 12/30/22 Hand building Come learn about the art of ceramics with a good friend and create your own handbuilt project.  Join us for this 2 ½ hour class and learn to construct a piece using tools such as the slabroller and extruder. Projects may include bowls,  decorative plates, mugs, and planters. There (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.


  • Pick up Times T-Th 10am-8:30pm , Fri & Sat 10am-2:30pm
    December 1, 2022 - January 10, 2023
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Boxed Ornaments to Make at Home Makes a great family activity over the holidays Give a blank boxed set of ornaments to a friend or family member to decorate at home. How does it work: Purchase the boxed ornament kits. Each kit will contain 2 -10  ornaments, paint brushes, a pallet of under glaze colors (more…)

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