Adult Clay Classes

All materials are provided.
Pre-registration is required 3 days 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.
You will need to register each child separately to get all discounts.
Call us at 864.633.5051 to register or

Select the dates for the class to register online

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Wheel 101 w Jenna

Wheelthrowing 101 with Jenna Yeager 

Wheelthrowing 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.

Date: April 3, 10, 17, 24:
Mondays from 6-8:30pm

Date: May 1, 8, 15, 22:
Mondays from 6-8:30pm

Residents $147          Non-Residents $162

Wheelthrowing 101 with Cindy Hart 

Wheelthrowing 101 is a beginner friendly class.  We will explore the potters' wheel and the basic steps to get you started. We will learn the skills required to throw basic shapes, and practice, practice, practice! Our focus for this class is centering your clay and pulling even walls. Finishing techniques such as trimming and glazing will also be discussed. This is a 6-week class.

Date: April 6, 13, 20, 27 & May 4 and 11:
Thursdays from 10am-12

Residents $170          Non-Residents $185

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Kintsugi with Alternative Materials with Krissi Williams

Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken ceramic vessels using lacquer and gold.  The resulting mended pieces are more beautiful and valuable than before they were broken.  Learn how to create a kintsugi piece of your own using alternative materials while honoring the traditional practice and materials of kintsugi making. Please bring your own broken ceramic piece to mend! (15 years and up due to sharp fragments)

Date: June 24th
Saturday 1-3pm

Residents $40          Non-Residents $55

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Mug Making Workshop with Sara Dixon

Spend time in our clay studio building your new favorite mug! Students will use slab, coil, and pinch techniques with guidance from sara. These techniques will create an organic and textured mug for you to sip your coffee and tea. The second class will focus on finishing your mug with your choice of glazes and underglazes.

Dates: June 8 + 22
Thursdays 6:30-8:30

Dates: July 6 + 20
Thursdays 6-8

Resident: $35    Non-Resident: $50

Slip, Sliding Away! with Cindy Hart

Join Cindy Hart in exploring colored slips in the clay studio! You will learn how to make colored slips from scratch and discover how to apply them to your pots. Color mixing, slip density, and slip application will be discussed. The possibilities for surface decoration include sgraffito, layering and carving, using slip with stencils, slip trailing and slip transfers.  Cindy designed this 6-week course for intermediate to advanced students. You can expect to leave with a formula for colored slips, how to make slip from your own claybody and 2-4 pieces with different surface treatments.

Date: April 19, 26 & May 3, 10, 17, 24:
Wednesdays 10-12 

Residents $170          Non-Residents $185

Ceramics Open Studio

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Residents $20          Non-Residents $35