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.

Adult Pottery Wheel 1

Learn the basics of throwing on a potter’s wheel in a fun and friendly atmosphere. No previous clay or art experience necessary. Class size is limited to ensure personal attention.

Clay is an excellent stress reliever – come and get your hands messy!

Level: Beginner

Classes:

WINTER

Tuesday Evenings

Dates: 1/7/20-2/18/20
Time: 6:30-9:00pm
Fee: $235

Thursday Evenings

Dates: 1/9/20- 2/20/20
Time: 6:30-9pm
Fee: $235

Thursday Mornings

Dates: 1/9/20-2/20/20
Time: 9:30am – Noon
Fee: $235

Adult Pottery Wheel II

This is a great class for those who can wedge and center clay, and have had at least one class on the potter’s wheel. Create pouring vessels, plates and cups with handles. Students will gain a wide variety of experience.

Level: Intermediate

Classes:

WINTER

Monday Evenings

Dates: 1/6/20-2/17/20
Time: 6:30-9:00pm
Fee: $235

Tuesday Mornings

Dates: 1/7/20-2/18/20
Time: 9:30am-Noon
Fee: $235

Adult Pottery Wheel 2.5

Great class for experienced potters who want to get out and try something new. In a rut? Bored with your shapes? This class will tap into your creative bug and build up some new technical throwing skills that will shake up your current work. 

Level: Intermediate & Beyond

Wednesday Evenings

Dates: 1/8/20-2/19/20
Time: 6:30-9:00pm
Fee: $235

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.

One registration includes both people and all materials needed.  Pottery can be picked up 3 weeks later and a call/email will be sent to notify you when it’s ready. Friday Nights @ 6:30-9pm (Please arrive 10 min early)

Level: Beginner

Classes:

Friday Dec 13

Date: 12/13/2019 (one evening)
Time: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Fee: $84.00

(Includes both people)

Friday Feb 14

Dates: 2/14/20
Time: 6:30-9:00 PM
Fee: $84.00

(Includes both people)

Friday Mar 6

Dates: 3/6/20
Time: 6:30-9:00 PM
Fee: $84.00

(Includes both people)

Friday Mar 6

Dates: 3/6/20
Time: 6:30-9:00 PM
Fee: $84.00

(Includes both people)

Friday Jan 10

Dates: 1/10/20
Time: :30-9:00 PM
Fee: $84.00

(Includes both people)

Friday Jan 24

Dates: 1/24/20
Time: 6:30-9:00 PM
Fee: $84.00

(Includes both people)

Saturday Feb 15

Dates: 2/14/20
Time: 5:00-7:30 PM
Fee: $84.00

(Includes both people)

Saturday Mar 20

Dates: 3/20/29
Time: 6:30-9:00 PM
Fee: $84.00

(Includes both people)

Handbuilding I & II

Intro to clay – Concepts & Design

Learn the basics of hand building with coils, hard & soft slab construction and pinch pots. Investigate sculpture and tile making.

This class will adapt to meet your level.  Choose a method of hand-building you really love and stretch what you can do with it. Create multiple forms that can work together like tessellations or stand on their own. Make functional objects or purely artistic work.  Incorporate mixed materials; found objects like glass, wood or metal.  Students will be encouraged to look at contemporary ceramics as well as ancient artifacts to find inspirations for their projects.  Learn new building techniques and surface design. Instructor: Colleen Volland

Level:  Beginning to Intermediate

Classes:

Monday Evenings

Dates: 1/20/20 – 2/24/20
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Fee: $199

Speciality Hand-building Classes

Have a hands on clay experience on your own or bring a friend or family member.

Level: Beginner

Classes:

New Year's Intentions

Stamp your intentions into your handmade platter and they will be easy to remember all year long. We will begin with a mindful intentions meditation practice that will bring hidden goals to the surface of the clay. Your platter will be functional and decorative. Inst: Heather Eiden

Dates: 1/13/20
Time: 6:30-8:30 PM
Fee: $42

Faces Figures & Fauna

CSculpt a human or animal likeness in clay. Using an armature begin with the bone structure and add muscles, skin and texture. Great opportunity to learn about anatomy and correct proportions. Then learn how to exaggerate certain features to emphasize your own style (silly & character like or realistic and serious!). Sculptures will be hollowed out, dried slowly over 3 weeks and bisque fired. The final class will cover finishing techniques. Students will need to bring their own brushes and paints to the last class. All other materials will be provided.

Level: Beginner

Classes:

4 Wednesdays & 1 Saturday

Wednesdays: 1/8/20-1/29/20 6-9pm &
Saturday: 3/7/20 3pm-5pm
Fee: $165 non members
40% discount Members

Raku Workshop in Racine With Jeff Shawhan

Learn the art of raku from master potter Jeff Shawhan. See behind the scenes in his personal studio located in a unique warehouse building. Bring bisqueware ready to apply glaze or horsehair.  Get out and enjoy a hands-on Raku firing in racine.

Jeff  Shawhan is Professor of Art at Concordia University Mequon, WI. He is a master Raku pottery and sculptor.  His pottery features the “Prairie Style” with Geometric shapes. Jeff unique style uses welded iron to finish his pieces.

Level:  Open only to Current students or Members

The fee of $110 includes 12 lbs of raku clay. All work will be bisqued at Cream City Clay on Jan 21.

This class will be held in Racine, WI.  Jeff’s address is (1405 16th St. Racine, WI) Please contact the studio if you would like to Carpool. 

Classes:

Sunday

Date: 1/26/20
Time: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Fee: $110

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