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
Hand Building I: Summer 6 wks Wednesday AM
  • June 23, 2021 9:30 am
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Couples Night Out 6/25/21
  • June 25, 2021 6:00 pm
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Adult Pottery Wheel II: Summer 2021, 7 weeks Monday evening
  • June 28, 2021 6:30 pm
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Adult Pottery Wheel I: Summer 2021, 7 weeks Tuesday AM
  • June 29, 2021 9:30 am
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Adult Pottery Wheel I: Summer: 2021, 7 weeks Tuesday PM
  • June 29, 2021 6:30 pm
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Hand Building I: Summer, 2021 6 weeks Wednesday PM
  • June 30, 2021 6:30 pm
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Adult Pottery Wheel I: Summer: 2021, 7 weeks Thursday PM
  • July 1, 2021 6:30 pm
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Adult Pottery Wheel I: Summer 2021, 7 weeks Thursday AM
  • July 8, 2021 9:30 am
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Couples Night Out 7/9/21
  • July 9, 2021 6:00 pm
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Mosaics: Summer 2021
  • July 12, 2021 6:30 pm
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Couples Night Out 7/16/21
  • July 16, 2021 6:00 pm
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Couples Night Out 7/23/21
  • July 23, 2021 6:00 pm
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Couples Night Out 7/30/21
  • July 30, 2021 6:00 pm
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Pottery Wheel Classes

Adult pottery wheel classes for all levels of pottery skill.


  • Teen Wheel Ages 13-18
    June 23, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Teen Wheel Ages 13-18
    June 30, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Teen Wheel Ages 13-18
    July 7, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Teen Wheel Ages 13-18
    July 14, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Teen Wheel Ages 13-18
    July 21, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Teen Wheel Ages 13-18
    July 28, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Summer Teen Wheel: 6 Wednesdays 1:00-3:00pm – June 23- July 28, 2021 Learn the basics of throwing on a potter’s wheel in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Make functional cups, bowls and plates or planters that you can actually use or create amazing sculptures. Add beautiful colors to your pieces using underglaze. Carve through the (more…)

Event Phone: 414-249-5902


  • Monday PM
    June 28, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday PM
    July 12, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday PM
    July 19, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday PM
    July 26, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday PM
    August 2, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday PM
    August 9, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Monday PM
    August 16, 2021
    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


  • Tues AM
    June 29, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tues AM
    July 6, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tues AM
    July 13, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tues AM
    July 20, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tues AM
    July 27, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tues AM
    August 3, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tues AM
    August 10, 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


  • Tues PM
    June 29, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Tues PM
    July 6, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Tues PM
    July 13, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Tues PM
    July 20, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Tues PM
    July 27, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Tues PM
    August 3, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Tues PM
    August 10, 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.

Event Phone: 414-249-5902


  • Thurs PM
    July 1, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thurs PM
    July 8, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thurs PM
    July 15, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thurs PM
    July 22, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thurs PM
    July 29, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thurs PM
    August 5, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thurs PM
    August 12, 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.

Event Phone: 414-249-5902


  • Thurs AM
    July 8, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thurs AM
    July 15, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thurs AM
    July 22, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thurs AM
    July 29, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thurs AM
    August 5, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thurs AM
    August 12, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Thurs AM
    August 19, 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.

Hand-Building (Sculpture) Classes

Adult hand-building classes for all levels of skill.

Event Phone: (414) 249-5902


  • Wednesday
    June 23, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    June 30, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    July 7, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    July 14, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    July 21, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    July 28, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Hand Building I : 6 weeks Wednesdays 9:30am-Noon Summer: 6/23/21-7/28/21 Inst: Colleen Volland Level: Beginning – Intermediate For the Summer class we will focus on kitchen items including a butter dish, a juicer or garlic roaster, a mixing bowl or pie plate or pitcher. Learn the basics of creating clay objects by hand using the (more…)

Event Phone: (414) 249-5902


  • Wednesday
    June 30, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    July 7, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    July 14, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    July 21, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    July 28, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    August 4, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Hand Building I : 6 weeks Wednesday Evenings 6:30-9pm Summer: 6/30/21-8/4/21 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, slump, hump (more…)

Event Phone: (414) 249-5902


  • Mosaics
    July 12, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Mosaics
    July 19, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Mosaics
    July 26, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Mosaics
    August 2, 2021
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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

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
    June 25, 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
    July 9, 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
    July 16, 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
    July 23, 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
    July 30, 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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