ADULT CLAY CLASSES

Materials fees are included in the tuition pricing.  You do not need to bring any materials.

Pre-registration is required one week before the start of a class or workshop.  You are not registered unless paid in full.
If you are a Clemson resident your discount will be applied before you pay.

Need help registering?
Call or email jphillips@cityofclemson.org

 

January: Altered Wheel Throwing with Robert Apholz

Altered wheel throwing allows your own personal style to be added to your thrown piece. This could be anything from scalloped edges on the rim of a bowl to changing the overall shape of your piece. In this class, Robert will show you a variety of tips and techniques of altering your clay pieces on the wheel. You will explore many shapes on the wheel and then learn how to alter them in many ways. Previous experience is necessary.

January: 4, 11, 18, and 25: Tuesdays from 6-8 pm

Resident $160

Non-Resident $175

 

February: Altered Wheel Throwing with Robert Apholz

If you were unable to make Robert's January class, or you loved his January class so much and wanted to learn more, here is another opportunity!

February: 1, 8, 15, and 22: Tuesdays from 6-8 pm

Resident $160

Non-Resident $175

 

February: Clay Workshop with Sara

In this two hour workshop, Sara will show you how to make a functional painter's palette that includes it's own brush holder.  This workshop is not just for painters! This item can be used for many other applications. Come see the possibilities! This is a mixed ages workshop for ages 12 and up. Anyone 17 or younger must be accompanied by an adult. The adult must register if participating in the workshop.

February 12: Saturday from 10 am -Noon

Residents $25
Non-Residents $40

 

Clay 101 With Matt Brophy

Clay 101 is a beginner friendly class.  We will explore the potters' wheel including all the basic steps to get you started. After the fundamentals, we will make cylinders, a drinking mug, a bowl, and if time permits, a vase, however objects may vary depending on instructor and class. Finishing techniques such as trimming, texturing, and glazing will be covered to complete each of your pieces.

FEBRUARY 4, 11, 18, and 25: Fridays  from 6-8:30 pm

MARCH: 4, 11, 18, and 25: Fridays  from 6-8:30 pm

Residents $132
Non-Residents $147

 

March: Mugs and Drinking Vessels With Lauren

Become a pro making these functional items where the possibilities are endless! Previous experience with the potters' wheel is necessary to be successful.

March 2, 9, 16, and 23: Wednesdays from 5-7:30 pm

Residents $120
Non-Residents $135

 

March: Clay Workshop with Sara

In this two hour workshop, Sara will show you how to make functional, yet decorative napkin rings. This workshop would be great for those of you who like to entertain! Come see what Sara has in store for you!

March 12: Saturday from 10 am -Noon

Residents $25
Non-Residents $40

 

April: Large Bowl Throwing With Lauren

Practice, practice, practice making bowls of all shapes and sizes! There's nothing small about this class! Previous experience required. Please take note of start date.

March 30, April 6, 13, and 27: from 5-7:30 pm (No Class on April 20)

Residents $120
Non-Residents $135

 

April: Clay Workshop with Sara

In this two hour workshop, Sara will show you how to make adorable pinch pot bunnies. This workshop would be great for those of you who enjoy displaying seasonal figurines or gifting those around you with handmade creations. These bunnies are sure to bring a smile to your face and to the face of others. This is a mixed ages workshop for ages 12 and up. Anyone 17 or younger must be accompanied by an adult. The adult must register if participating in the workshop.

April 9: Saturday from 10 am -Noon

Residents $25
Non-Residents $40

 

May: Handbuilding Garden Planters With Lauren

Learn to create clay projects without a potters' wheel. You will learn basic handbuilding techniques and surface treatments. This class is a great way to build a new skill set for any clay enthusiast.

May 4, 11, 18, and 25: Wednesdays from 5-7:30 pm

Residents $120
Non-Residents $135