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
Couples Night Out 10/2/20
  • October 2, 2020 6:00 pm
Sold Out
Couples Night Out 10/16/20
  • October 16, 2020 6:00 pm
Sold Out
Adult Pottery Wheel I: Fall II, 7 weeks Thursday AM
  • October 22, 2020 9:30 am
Sold Out
Adult Pottery Wheel I: Fall II, 7 weeks Thursday PM
  • October 22, 2020 6:30 pm
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Adult Pottery Wheel II: Fall II, 7 weeks Tuesday AM
  • October 27, 2020 9:30 am
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Adult & Teen Pottery Wheel I: Fall II, 7 weeks Tuesday PM
  • October 27, 2020 6:00 pm
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Hand Building II: Fall II, 6 weeks Wednesday evenings
  • October 28, 2020 6:00 pm
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Adult Pottery Wheel 2.5 : Fall II, 7 weeks Monday evening
  • November 2, 2020 6:30 pm
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Couples Night Out 11/6/20
  • November 6, 2020 6:00 pm
Sold Out
Couples Night Out 11/20/20
  • November 20, 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


  • Thurs AM
    October 22, 2020
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thurs AM
    October 29, 2020
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thurs AM
    November 5, 2020
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thurs AM
    November 12, 2020
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thurs AM
    November 19, 2020
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thurs AM
    December 3, 2020
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thurs AM
    December 10, 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


  • Thurs PM
    October 22, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thurs PM
    October 29, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thurs PM
    November 5, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thurs PM
    November 19, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thurs PM
    December 3, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thurs PM
    December 10, 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
    October 27, 2020
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday AM
    November 3, 2020
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday AM
    November 10, 2020
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday AM
    November 17, 2020
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday AM
    November 24, 2020
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday AM
    December 1, 2020
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday AM
    December 8, 2020
    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


  • Tuesday PM
    October 27, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tuesday PM
    November 3, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tuesday PM
    November 10, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tuesday PM
    November 17, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tuesday PM
    November 24, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tuesday PM
    December 1, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tuesday PM
    December 8, 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


  • Monday PM
    November 2, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday PM
    November 9, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday PM
    November 16, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday PM
    November 23, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday PM
    November 30, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday PM
    December 7, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday PM
    December 14, 2020
    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.

Hand-Building (Sculpture) Classes

Adult hand-building classes for all levels of skill.

Event Phone: (414) 249-5902


  • Wednesday
    October 28, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Wednesday
    November 4, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Wednesday
    November 11, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Wednesday
    November 18, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Wednesday
    December 2, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Wednesday
    December 9, 2020
    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
    October 2, 2020
    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
    October 16, 2020
    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
    November 6, 2020
    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
    November 20, 2020
    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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