Adult Classes - Summer Session

Are you a member? Join us and receive class discounts! Check out our Membership Page to see what other perks you may receive. 

Monday PM
6-8:30 pm

July 16th- August 20th, 2018


Clay for Beginners                                                            
Learn the basics of handbuilding and wheel throwing.  All levels welcome.
Instructor: Savanna LaBauve
6 weeks- $225 includes 1-25lb bag of clay

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Tuesday PM
6-8:30 pm

July 17th- August 7th, 2018


Molds and Making
"Molds and Making" will explore the vastness of molds.  From plaster to bisque, custom made or found, used for reproduction or decoration, on the wheel or in hand-building.  This class will cover all things molds, and how you can use them to enhance your knowledge and practice in clay! 
All levels welcome.
Instructor: Stephanie Seguin
4 weeks- $175 includes plaster and clay for molds


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Wednesday PM
6-8:30 pm

June 13th- July 11th, 2018*

*No Class on July 4th


Raku Firing
Make ceramic wares to be fired in our Raku Kiln. Take the opportunity to learn and participate in this traditional Japanese firing process where you'll really turn up the heat. All levels welcome.
Instructor: Anne Goldberg
4 weeks- $175 includes 1-25lb of clay


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Thursday PM
6-8:30 pm

June 28th- August 9th, 2018*

*No Class on July 5th


Master Series                                        
6 weeks- $50 per class or $250 for all 6

Must have taken a clay class prior to enrollment

Hands in Clay
Join us for a skill-building workshop tailored to your ceramic interests and curiosities.
Instructor: Sam Harvey
Class held on June 28th- $50

Bowls and Plates
Focusing on form, this class will explore the utilitarian aspects of creating bowls and plates.
Instructor: Doug Casebeer
Class held on July 12th- $50

Working the Surface
This hands surface design crash course on workshop will explore ceramic processes for wet, leatherhard, bone dry, bisque and glazing. Demonstrations will include easy pattern / design transfers using a xerox type copy and colored slip or underglaze, commercial tissue transfers, water etching and more.  

Students should bring a leatherhard piece or tile, a bone dry piece or tile, a bisqued piece of tile, and a xerox type laser copy of a pattern or design they want to see on their work.  
Instructor: K Cesark
Class held on July 19th- $50

Mastering Our Glazes
This class will cover glaze planning, test tiles, and application techniques including: layering, wax resist, banding, & brush work.  Bring your bisque!
Instructor: Giana Grossman
Class held on July 26th- $50

Mixed Medium Molds
In this special topic class, we will cover how to develop form through press molds and the versatility of insulation foam as a mold material. Expect to see the process from start to finish — drawing stages, cutting foam, assembling and using molds.
Instructor: Savanna LaBauve
Class held on August 2nd- $50

Surface Design
In this class we will cover a variety of surface design techniques.
Instructor: John Cohorst
Class held on August 9th- $50


To Enroll

Pre-registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. A student will only be registered for a class upon receipt of tuition payment in full.

Adult class tuition covers instruction during scheduled class meeting times, use of the studio, your firing fees and one bag of clay. Additional clay is available and costs $20 per 25 lb. bag. 

Refund/Cancellation Policy

To cancel a registration and receive a refund, you must notify the CCC at least 7 days before the start date of your class. We will refund your payment minus a $35 cancellation fee.  No refunds will be issued for cancellations made less than 7 days before the the start date of the class.
In the event that the Clay Center is forced to cancel a class, a full refund will be issued. 

Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Work Exchange

Financial aid, scholarships, and work exchange are available to help students cover the costs of classes or workshops. Work exchange is scheduled outside of class time, and is given at the rate of $10 per hour. 

The Clay Center welcomes contributions from the community to support scholarships and financial aid. 

To apply for financial aid, scholarships, and/or work exchange, please email the Clay Center at or call 970-963-2529.