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
Couples Night Out 8/19/22 (Wheel)
  • August 19, 2022 6:00 pm
Sold Out
Couples Night Out 8/26/22 (Wheel)
  • August 26, 2022 6:00 pm
Sold Out
Couples Night Out 8/26/22 (Hand Building)
  • August 26, 2022 6:00 pm
Sold Out
Adult Pottery Wheel I: Fall I 2022, 7 weeks Thursday AM
  • September 1, 2022 9:30 am
Register
Adult Pottery Wheel I: Fall l 2022, 7 weeks Thursday PM
  • September 1, 2022 6:30 pm
Register
Couples Night Out 9/2/22 (Hand Building)
  • September 2, 2022 6:00 pm
Register
Adult Pottery Wheel 1.5 : Fall I 2022, 7 weeks Tuesday AM
  • September 6, 2022 9:30 am
Register
Adult-Teen Pottery Wheel 1.5: Fall I 2022- 7 weeks Tuesday PM
  • September 6, 2022 6:00 pm
Register
Hand Building I: Fall I, 2022 6 weeks Tuesday PM
  • September 6, 2022 6:30 pm
Register
Adult Pottery Wheel I: Fall I 2022, 7 weeks Wednesday AM
  • September 7, 2022 9:30 am
Register
Hand Building Level II: Fall I: 6wks Wedensday PM
  • September 7, 2022 6:00 pm
Register
Adult Pottery Wheel I : Fall I 2022, 7 weeks Wednesday PM
  • September 7, 2022 6:30 pm
Register
Couples Night Out 9/9/22 (Hand Building)
  • September 9, 2022 6:00 pm
Register
Couples Night Out 9/9/22 (Wheel)
  • September 9, 2022 6:00 pm
Sold Out
Adult Pottery Wheel II: Fall I 2022, 7 weeks Monday PM
  • September 12, 2022 6:30 pm
Register
Couples Night Out 9/16/22 (Hand Building)
  • September 16, 2022 6:00 pm
Register
Couples Night Out 9/16/22 (Wheel)
  • September 16, 2022 6:00 pm
Register
Couples Night Out 9/30/22 (Hand Building)
  • September 30, 2022 6:00 pm
Register
Couples Night Out 9/30/22 (Wheel)
  • September 30, 2022 6:00 pm
Register

Pottery Wheel Classes

Adult pottery wheel classes for all levels of pottery skill.

Event Phone: 414-249-5902


  • Thurs AM
    September 29, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thurs AM
    October 6, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thurs AM
    October 13, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thurs AM
    September 1, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thurs AM
    September 8, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thurs AM
    September 15, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thurs AM
    September 22, 2022
    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
    September 1, 2022
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thurs PM
    September 8, 2022
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thurs PM
    September 15, 2022
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thurs PM
    September 22, 2022
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thurs PM
    September 29, 2022
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thurs PM
    October 6, 2022
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thurs PM
    October 13, 2022
    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
    September 6, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday AM
    September 13, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday AM
    September 20, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday AM
    September 27, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday AM
    October 4, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday AM
    October 11, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday AM
    October 18, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Take your basic throwing to the next level. Refine techniques and learn to throw lighter and more purposeful shapes. Some basic prior expierence necessary.

Event Phone: 414-249-5902


  • Tues PM
    September 6, 2022
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tues PM
    September 13, 2022
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tues PM
    September 20, 2022
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tues PM
    September 27, 2022
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tues PM
    October 4, 2022
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tues PM
    October 11, 2022
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tues PM
    October 18, 2022
    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


  • Wed AM
    September 7, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wed AM
    September 14, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wed AM
    September 21, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wed AM
    September 28, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wed AM
    October 5, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wed AM
    October 12, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wed AM
    October 19, 2022
    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
    September 7, 2022
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday PM
    September 14, 2022
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday PM
    September 21, 2022
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday PM
    September 28, 2022
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday PM
    October 5, 2022
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday PM
    October 12, 2022
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday PM
    October 19, 2022
    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


  • Monday PM
    September 12, 2022
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday PM
    September 19, 2022
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday PM
    September 26, 2022
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday PM
    October 3, 2022
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday PM
    October 10, 2022
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday PM
    October 17, 2022
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday PM
    October 24, 2022
    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.

Hand-Building (Sculpture) Classes

Adult hand-building classes for all levels of skill.


  • Friday
    August 26, 2022
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • 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 8/26/22 Hand building Come learn about the art of ceramcis 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
    September 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 9/2/22 Hand building Come learn about the art of ceramcis 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
    September 6, 2022
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Tuesday PM
    September 13, 2022
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Tuesday PM
    September 20, 2022
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Tuesday PM
    September 27, 2022
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Tuesday PM
    October 4, 2022
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Tuesday PM
    October 11, 2022
    6:30 pm - 9:00 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 6:30-9pm Fall I: Tues pm 6:30-9pm 9/6/22-10/11/22 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 (more…)

Event Phone: (414) 249-5902


  • Wednesday
    September 7, 2022
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Wednesday
    September 14, 2022
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Wednesday
    September 21, 2022
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Wednesday
    September 28, 2022
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Wednesday
    October 5, 2022
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Wednesday
    October 12, 2022
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • 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 Fall I: Wed 6-8:30pm 9/7/22-10/12/22  Inst. Liz Lewandowski Level: Intermediate (Prerequisite: You must have taken a 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. Try various (more…)


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

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  • Alanis Wagner
    Alanis Wagner is currently a senior 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. She has taught both adult and children's classes at Cream City Clay for 3 years.  Her energy is contagious and her classes are fun.

Couples Night Out 9/9/22 Hand building Come learn about the art of ceramcis 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
    September 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 9/16/22 Hand building Come learn about the art of ceramcis 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
    September 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 9/30/22 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…)

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
    August 19, 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
    August 26, 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
    August 26, 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 8/26/22 Hand building Come learn about the art of ceramcis 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
    September 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 9/2/22 Hand building Come learn about the art of ceramcis 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
    September 9, 2022
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

staff

  • Alanis Wagner
    Alanis Wagner is currently a senior 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. She has taught both adult and children's classes at Cream City Clay for 3 years.  Her energy is contagious and her classes are fun.

Couples Night Out 9/9/22 Hand building Come learn about the art of ceramcis 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
    September 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
    September 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 9/16/22 Hand building Come learn about the art of ceramcis 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
    September 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
    September 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 9/30/22 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…)


  • Friday
    September 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.

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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