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.

* Changes due to Covid-19: All Spring II Classes will begin online. Clay-to-go kits will be available for $10ea to aid in working from home. Instructors will teach you  to make functional and sculptural objects. Classes include videos and personal zoom meetings to help you learn. 

If conditions allow, 6 week classes may move in-house with access to the potter’s wheel.  If this happens we will be sure to follow CDC rules & proper distancing.  The option to finish class while learning from home will also be available.

Upcoming Adult Pottery Classes

*Spring Classes are all Online. See details

Event Date
Adult Pottery Wheel II: 6 weeks Tuesday mornings
  • May 26, 2020 9:30 am
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Adult Pottery Wheel I: 6 weeks Tuesday evenings
  • May 26, 2020 6:00 pm
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Wheel Sculpture: 6 weeks Wednesday evenings
  • May 27, 2020 6:30 pm
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Adult Pottery Wheel I: 6 weeks Thursday evenings
  • May 28, 2020 6:30 pm
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Tessellation tiles: Interlocking pattern on clay: 6 weeks Thursday evenings
  • May 28, 2020 6:30 pm
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Pottery Wheel Classes

Adult pottery wheel classes for all levels of pottery skill.

Event Phone: 414-249-5902


  • Tuesday AM
    May 26, 2020
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday AM
    June 2, 2020
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday AM
    June 9, 2020
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday AM
    June 16, 2020
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday AM
    June 23, 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


  • Tuesday PM
    May 26, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tuesday PM
    June 2, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tuesday PM
    June 9, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tuesday PM
    June 16, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tuesday PM
    June 23, 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


  • Wednesday PM
    May 27, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday PM
    June 3, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday PM
    June 10, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday PM
    June 17, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday PM
    June 24, 2020
    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.

Class will be held Online and will use Hand-building techniques until restrictions are lifted: Alanis will guide you through making a variety of vessel shapes that can be put together to make interesting sculpture. Bring your imagination and personal flair and learn to create almost anything you can think up.  Alanis will provide videos for (more…)

Event Phone: 414-249-5902


  • Thursday PM
    May 28, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thursday PM
    June 4, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thursday PM
    June 11, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thursday PM
    June 18, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thursday PM
    June 25, 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.


  • Teen Wheel Ages 13-18
    June 24, 2020
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Teen Wheel Ages 13-18
    July 1, 2020
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Teen Wheel Ages 13-18
    July 8, 2020
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Teen Wheel Ages 13-18
    July 15, 2020
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Teen Wheel Ages 13-18
    July 22, 2020
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Teen Wheel Ages 13-18
    July 29, 2020
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Summer Teen Wheel: 6 Wednesdays 1:00-3:00pm – 6/24/20-7/29/20 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 bright colors to make (more…)

Hand-Building (Sculpture) Classes

Adult hand-building classes for all levels of skill.

Event Phone: 414-249-5902


  • Wednesday PM
    May 27, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday PM
    June 3, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday PM
    June 10, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday PM
    June 17, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wednesday PM
    June 24, 2020
    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.

Class will be held Online and will use Hand-building techniques until restrictions are lifted: Alanis will guide you through making a variety of vessel shapes that can be put together to make interesting sculpture. Bring your imagination and personal flair and learn to create almost anything you can think up.  Alanis will provide videos for (more…)


  • Thursday
    May 28, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thursday
    June 4, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thursday
    June 11, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thursday
    June 18, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thursday
    June 25, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Class will be held Online and students will work from home until restrictions are lifted: Heather will provide videos for you to watch a few days before the class begins. Then when you meet as a class you will have a chance to get a head start and ask any questions you may have. Be (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.

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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