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.

* Classes have moved back to in-Studio! Changes due to Covid-19 include: Everyone coming in the studio must wear a mask covering the mouth & nose and remain 6′ apart. Do not come in if you are sick or live with someone who is sick or exposed to Covid-19.

At Home Option: For those who are at risk for contracting or spreading Covid-19; At Home Classes  with video instruction are available for adults and children. Clay-to-go kits will be available for $10ea to aid in working from home for those who do not want an in-studio class. Please call and we can set this up. 414-249-5902

Upcoming Adult Pottery Classes

*Summer Classes are all Online. See details

Event Date
Mosaics: Spring 1 2021
  • March 1, 2021 6:30 pm
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Couples Night Out 3/5/21
  • March 5, 2021 6:00 pm
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Adult Pottery Wheel II: Spring 1 2021, 7 weeks Monday AM
  • March 8, 2021 9:30 am
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Adult Pottery Wheel II: Spring 1 2021, 7 weeks Monday evening
  • March 8, 2021 6:30 pm
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Adult Pottery Wheel I: Spring 1 2021, 7 weeks Tuesday AM
  • March 9, 2021 9:30 am
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Adult & Teen Pottery Wheel I: Spring 1 2021, 7 weeks Tuesday PM
  • March 9, 2021 6:00 pm
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Hand Building I: Spring 1, 2021 6 weeks Tuesday Evenings
  • March 9, 2021 6:30 pm
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Hand Building I: Spring I, 2021 6 weeks Wednesday mornings
  • March 10, 2021 9:30 am
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Hand Building II: Spring 1, 2021, 6 weeks Wednesday evenings
  • March 10, 2021 6:00 pm
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Adult Pottery Wheel II: Spring 1 2021, 7 weeks Wednesday evening
  • March 10, 2021 6:30 pm
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Adult Pottery Wheel I: Spring 1 2021, 7 weeks Thursday AM
  • March 11, 2021 9:30 am
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Adult Pottery Wheel I: Spring 1 2021, 7 weeks Thursday PM
  • March 11, 2021 6:30 pm
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Couples Night Out 3/12/21
  • March 12, 2021 6:00 pm
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Couples Night Out 3/19/21
  • March 19, 2021 6:00 pm
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Couples Night Out 3/26/21
  • March 26, 2021 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 AM
    March 8, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Monday AM
    March 15, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Monday AM
    March 22, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Monday AM
    March 29, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Monday AM
    April 5, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Monday AM
    April 12, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Monday AM
    April 19, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm

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

Event Phone: 414-249-5902


  • Monday PM
    March 8, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday PM
    March 15, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday PM
    March 22, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday PM
    March 29, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday PM
    April 5, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday PM
    April 12, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday PM
    April 19, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Event Phone: 414-249-5902


  • Tues AM
    March 9, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tues AM
    March 16, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tues AM
    March 23, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tues AM
    March 30, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tues AM
    April 6, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tues AM
    April 13, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tues AM
    April 20, 2021
    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
    March 9, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tuesday PM
    March 16, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tuesday PM
    March 23, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tuesday PM
    March 30, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tuesday PM
    April 6, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tuesday PM
    April 13, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tuesday PM
    April 20, 2021
    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
    March 10, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday PM
    March 17, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday PM
    March 24, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday PM
    March 31, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday PM
    April 7, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday PM
    April 14, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday PM
    April 21, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Event Phone: 414-249-5902


  • Thurs AM
    March 11, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thurs AM
    March 18, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thurs AM
    March 25, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thurs AM
    April 1, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thurs AM
    April 8, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thurs AM
    April 15, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thurs AM
    April 22, 2021
    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
    March 11, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thurs PM
    March 18, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thurs PM
    March 25, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thurs PM
    April 1, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thurs PM
    April 8, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thurs PM
    April 15, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thurs PM
    April 22, 2021
    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.

Hand-Building (Sculpture) Classes

Adult hand-building classes for all levels of skill.

Event Phone: (414) 249-5902


  • Mosaics
    March 1, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Create a platter and coasters using a mosaic technique. Use colored clays to create dynamic pieces.

Event Phone: (414) 249-5902


  • Tuesday
    March 9, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Tuesday
    March 16, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Tuesday
    March 23, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Tuesday
    March 30, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Tuesday
    April 6, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Tuesday
    April 13, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 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.

Hand Building I : 6 weeks Tuesday Evenings 6:30-9pm Spring 1: 3/9/21-4/13/21 Inst: Alanis Wagner 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, (more…)

Event Phone: (414) 249-5902


  • Wednesday
    March 10, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    March 17, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    March 24, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    March 31, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    April 7, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    April 14, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Hand Building I : 6 weeks Wednesdays 9:30am-Noon Spring 1: 3/10/21-4/14/21 Inst: Colleen Volland 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 and (more…)

Event Phone: (414) 249-5902


  • Wednesday
    March 10, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Wednesday
    March 17, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Wednesday
    March 24, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Wednesday
    March 31, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Wednesday
    April 7, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Wednesday
    April 14, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Create multiples and investigate new ideas. Try various surface techniques like carving, mishmia, wax resist, and slip application. Embed found objects or use stamps for texture. Learn to create your own stamps.  Put a creative twist on traditional techniques like coiling with extra large or small coils and flat coils. Create sculptural pieces using the extruder.

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
    March 5, 2021
    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
    March 12, 2021
    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
    March 19, 2021
    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
    March 26, 2021
    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.

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.

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