CERAMICS STUDIO

Hand building and wheel throwing classes offer a variety of techniques to learn. Project classes let you complete fun, useful items in a short amount of time. Even if you have no experience you can build birdhouses, baking dishes, garden totems and more. Advanced classes guide you through Extreme Pots, lidded vessels and Pots that Pour to improve skills and creativity.

We offer scheduled open studio with a monitor to those with previous ceramic experience and recommend for those who don't need hands-on instruction and feel confident working independently.
Open studio is available on a month to month basis, beginning on the first day of the month and ending on the last day of the month. Payments will not be pro-rated.
Registration is required. Cost $35.00/month
Daily rate is $15.00. Preregistration is not required, but payment is due when you come.
Open studio participants must be 18 or older.

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January

Morning Mud with Nicole Grimm
Tuesdays & Thursdays, January 9-30 8:30-10:00
Drop the kids off at school and invigorate your morning in the clay room! Enjoy coffee and bagels while learning a new skill. Nicole fosters a flexible and refreshing atmosphere as she guides her students through simple, quality clay projects. An $80 purchase is good for a 4-session passport. There are 8 ‘Morning Mud’ sessions offered a month!
Cost $80.00

Serving Dishes 101 with Lauren Ginn
Tuesdays, January 9-30 4:30-6:30pm
Calling all entertainers and hosts! Join Lauren as she guides you in creating custom serving dishes. We will learn on the the potter’s wheel and the table as we learn different forms. Salad and bread servers; chip and dip bowl! You can expect 3-4 quality pieces from this 4-week class! All are welcome, although you will benefit from prior wheelthrowing practice!
Cost $100.00

Playing with Fire: Raku Exploration with Matt Brophy
Fridays, January 12-26 6-8pm
In this 3-week exploration, Matt will guide you through the ins and outs of Raku firing. You will build or throw forms together, and learn Raku glazing techniques. The class will culminate with a raku firing- one of the most dramatic and entertaining firings! Don’t worry if you have no experience, all levels are welcome. Come experience the magic of raku!
Cost $85.00

$20 Student Night with Laurel
Friday, January 12 or January 26
Show up to the clay room with $20 and your college ID! Laurel will guide you as you spend a night creating functional pots and vessels! Using stamps, texture pads, and carving tools you will be able to customize your own handmade pottery. No experience needed, it will be a night full of laughs and creativity! Bring a friend, the more the merrier!
Cost $20.00

Wheelthrowing 101 with Emily Freelin
Thursdays, January 11-25 6-8pm
Learn the basics of using a pottery wheel or brush up on the skills you already know! In this class you will learn all you need to know to make a pot on the pottery wheel: Throwing, trimming, decorating and glazing. You can expect to take home 5-10 unique and functional pots! For ages 18+
Cost $80.00

Sculpture 101 with Ashan Pridgeon
Mondays, January 8-February 12 6-8pm
Hand building with clay really lets your creativity shine. Join us as Ashan teaches how to build vessels with classic hand building techniques. Explore pinch pots, coil building, and clay slabs as you create vessels or sculptures for your home. Ashan will guide you in bringing your ideas to life. All materials included. All levels are welcome, come get your hands dirty!
Cost $135.00

Wheelthrowing 101-Afternoons with Emily Freelin
Fridays, January 12-26 1-3pm
Learn the basics of using a pottery wheel or brush up on the skills you already know! In this class you will learn all you need to know to make a pot on the pottery wheel: Throwing, trimming, decorating and glazing. You can expect to take home 5-10 unique and functional pots! For ages 18+
Cost $80.00

February

Morning Mud with Nicole Grimm
Tuesdays & Thursdays, February 1-27 8:30-10:00
Drop the kids off at school and invigorate your morning in the clay room! Enjoy coffee and bagels while learning a new skill. Nicole fosters a flexible and refreshing atmosphere as she guides her students through simple, quality clay projects. An $80 purchase is good for a 4-session passport. There are 8 ‘Morning Mud’ sessions offered a month!
Cost $80.00

Valentines Sip ‘n Spin with Emily Freelin
Wednesday, February 14 6-9pm
Spend a fun night with friends or a date! Get messy and spin a pot on the pottery wheel. Decorate it to make a one of a kind useful art piece to call your own. No experience necessary. Bring a snack and beverage to share. For ages 21+
Cost $45.00

Wheelthrown Forms 101 with Emily Freelin
Thursdays, February 1-22 6-8pm
Come join Emily as she takes you through 15 shapes on the potter’s wheel! The class will consist of demonstrations and guided practice time. Jars, casserole dishes, platters, teapots, and more! This class is great for any-level potter looking for fresh inspiration. Basic knowledge of the potter’s wheel required.
Cost $105.00

$20 Student Night with Laurel
Friday, February 9 or February 23
Show up to the clay room with $20 and your college ID! Laurel will guide you as you spend a night creating functional pots and vessels! Using stamps, texture pads, and carving tools you will be able to customize your own handmade pottery. No experience needed, it will be a night full of laughs and creativity! Bring a friend, the more the merrier!
Cost $20.00

Signature Stamps with Emily Freelin
Sunday, February 25 5:30-6:30pm
Join Emily in the clay room to make your own custom signature stamp! We will be making both plaster and bisque stamps. Come learn how to really customize your future ceramic work! All levels welcome.
Cost $10.00

Playing with Fire! Raku Exploration with Matt Brophy
Fridays, February 2-23 6-8pm
In this 4-week exploration, Matt will guide you through the ins and outs of Raku firing. You will build or throw forms together, and learn Raku glazing techniques. The class will culminate with a raku firing- one of the most dramatic and entertaining firings! Don’t worry if you have no experience, all levels are welcome. Come experience the magic of raku!
Cost $135.00

$20 Craft Night with Emily Freelin
Sunday, February 11 5:30-7:30 pm
Spend your Sunday night in the clay room, getting a little dose of creative R&R. We will be focusing on whiskey sippers and wine goblets! You can expect to be drinking out beautiful custom vessels for your next night in. Perfect for date night. All levels welcome. Bring a friend, and your favorite beverage!
Cost $20.00

Trimming Workshop with Lauren Ginn
Tuesday, February 13 4:30-6:30pm
Come brush up on your trimming skills! Lauren will help you troubleshoot your trimming issues while also giving her helpful trimming advice.
Cost $20.00

March

Horsehair Firing with Christina Dixon

Saturday, March 17, 1:00-4:00pm
Instructor: Christina Dixon
Come experience a horsehair firing with Christina Dixon! Bring your own bisqued pots to the studio- we will glaze and learn the secrets behind horsehair firing. We will do a couple of group firings- participation in the firing is encouraged! It will be a fun Saturday that will leave us all smelling like a campfire!

Cost: $30.00

Wheelthrowing 101 with Emily Freelin

Thursdays, March 8-29, 6:00-8:00pm
Instructor: Emily Freelin
Learn the basics of using a pottery wheel or brush up on the skills you already know! In this class you will learn all you need to know to make a pot on the pottery wheel: throwing, trimming, decorating and glazing. You can expect to bring home 5-10 unique and functional pots! For ages 18+

Cost: $105.00

Craft Night with Susan McCalister

Sunday, March 4, 5:30-7:30pm
Instructor: Susan McCalister
Spend your Sunday night in the clay room, getting a little dose of creative R&R. We will be focusing on the on garden! You can expect to create garden stakes and flower frogs. The flower frogs will turn any mason jar into a perfect budvase! All levels welcome. Bring a friend, and your favorite beverage!

Cost: $20.00

Sculpture 101 with Ashlan Pridgon

Mondays, March 5-April 9, 6:00-8:00pm
Instructor: Ashan Pridgon
Hand building with clay really lets your creativity shine. Join us as Ashan teaches how to build vessels with classic hand building techniques. Explore pinch pots, coil building, and clay slabs as you create vessels or sculptures for your home. Ashan will guide you in bringing your ideas to life. All materials included. All levels are welcome, come get your hands dirty!

Cost: $135.00

Wheelthrowing 101-Afternoons with Emily Freelin

Fridays, March 9-30, 1:00-3:00pm
Instructor: Emily Freelin
Learn the basics of using a pottery wheel or brush up on the skills you already know! In this class you will learn all you need to know to make a pot on the pottery wheel: throwing, trimming, decorating and glazing. You can expect to bring home 5-10 unique and functional pots! For ages 18+

Cost: $105.00

$20 Student Night with Laurel

Friday, March 9 or March 23, 8:00-10:00pm
Instructor: Laurel
Show up to the clay room with $20 and your college ID! Laurel will guide you as you spend a night creating functional pots and vessels! Using stamps, texture pads, and carving tools you will be able to customize your own handmade pottery. No experience needed, it will be a night full of laughs and creativity! Bring a friend, the more the merrier.

Cost: $20.00

Teapots with Lauren Ginn

Tuesdays, March 6-27, 4:30-6:00pm
Instructor: Lauren Ginn
Join Lauren in a teapot exploration! With a focus on teapots, you will create designs on both the wheel and table. Students will explore teapot proportions and learn different techniques to produce lids and spouts. This class is best suited for those with intermediate knowledge of the potter's wheel.

Cost: $80.00

Wheelthrowing for the in-between with Matt Brophy

Instructor: Matt Brophy
Practice makes perfect, but a little help wouldn’t hurt! Join us as we navigate through the challenges of the potter’s wheel. Matt will guide us through tips and techniques to help elevate our good pots to great pots. Learn how to explore new forms and tighten up your technical skill! Classtime will be reserved for demonstrations and practice; make plans to come in on another day to glaze pots from this class!

Cost: $80.00

April

Sip n' Spin with Emily Freelin

Friday, April 13 or April 27, 6:00-9:00pm
Instructor: Emily Freelin
Spend a fun night with friends or a date! Get messy and spin a pot on the pottery wheel. Decorate it to make a one of a kind useful art piece to call your own. No experience necessary. Bring a snack and beverage to share. For ages 21+

Cost: $45.00

Platters with Lauren Ginn

Tuesdays, April 3-24, 4:30-6:00pm
Instructor: Lauren Ginn
Come explore everything plate-related! Plates can be easy to throw, but difficult to navigate through the drying and firing process. Lauren will demonstrate different techniques to create successful plates and platters. You can expect 3-5 quality pieces from this 4-week intensive! All levels welcome; beginner friendly!

Cost: $80.00

$20 Student Night with Laurel 

Friday, April 6 or April 20, 8:00-10:00pm
Instructor: Laurel
Show up to the clay room with $20 and your college ID! Laurel will guide you as you spend a night creating functional pots and vessels! Using stamps, texture pads, and carving tools you will be able to customize your own handmade pottery. No experience needed, it will be a night full of laughs and creativity! Bring a friend, the more the merrier!

Cost: $20.00

Coil Throwing Workshop with Emily Freelin

Sunday, April 22, 5:30-7:30pm
Instructor: Emily Freelin
Join Emily as she demonstrates coil throwing and gives you advice as you attempt your own coil-thrown pot! Coil throwing helps you build taller and bigger vessels on the potter's wheel! This class is not one for beginners; a solid knowledge of the potter's wheel is needed. Come expand your skills!

Cost: $10.00

Pots for Painters with Emily Freelin

Thursdays, April 5-26, 6:00-8:00pm
Instructor: Emily Freelin
Calling all illustrators and painters! Learn how to slipcast as we create a small edition of white pots- primed and ready for your creative surface decoration! We will learn about underglazes and watercolor effects on pots. It will be a different experience as far as pottery goes!! No experience needed.

Cost: $90.00

$20 Craft Night with Emily Freelin

Sunday, April 8, 5:30-7:30pm
Instructor: Emily Freelin
Spend your Sunday night in the clay room, getting a little dose of creative R&R. We will be focusing on flower pots! You can expect to seed starters and flower pots of varying sizes. All levels welcome. Bring a friend, and your favorite beverage!

Cost: $20.00

Raku Firing with Matt Brophy

Saturday, April 21, 1:00-4:00pm
Instructor: Matt Brophy
B.Y.O.B! Bring your own bisqueware! Bring pots to glaze and join us as we play with fire! All levels welcome.

Cost: $30.00

Woodfiring 101 with Emily Freelin

Wednesdays, April 11-25, 6:00-8:00pm
Instructor: Emily Freelin
Woodfiring is an ancient form of firing that truly builds community in the clay world. Learn what is so special about woodfiring while we build vessels to fire in Rob Gentry's Anagama kiln in Sandy Springs. We will have three classes to build and learn; the class will culminate with a firing that will require a stoking shift from all students. Get ready for a new pottery experience! There is an additional $100 shelf fee payable to Rob Gentry.

Cost: $80.00

May

Figure Study Workshop with Emily Freelin

Saturday, May 19, 1:00-3:00pm
Instructor: Emily Freelin
Spend your Saturday creating loose and gestural clay sketches of the human figure. Emily will discuss proportions and figurative construction in clay. This will be a fun and quick workshop to stretch your creativity and delve into the world of figurative sculpture!

Cost: $30.00

$20 Craft Night with Emily Freelin

Sunday, May 6, 5:30-7:30pm
Instructor: Emily Freelin
Spend your Sunday night in the clay room, getting a little dose of creative R&R. We will be focusing on flower pots! You can expect to seed starters and flower pots of varying sizes. All levels welcome. Bring a friend, and your favorite beverage!

Cost: $20.00

Wheelthrowing 101 with Emily Freelin

Thursdays, May 3-24, 6:00-8:00pm
Instructor: Emily Freelin
Learn the basics of using a pottery wheel or brush up on the skills you already know! In this class you will learn all you need to know to make a pot on the pottery wheel: throwing, trimming, decorating and glazing. You can expect to bring home 5-10 unique and functional pots! For ages 18+

Cost: $105.00

Mask Workshop with Emily Freelin

Sunday, May 20, 5:30-6:30pm
Instructor: Emily Freelin
Join Emily as she demonstrates facial proportions and construction in clay. Take some time out of your Sunday for creative development and fresh inspiration. Expect to learn how to build simple mask forms; receive tips on achieving natural and realistic clay faces!

Cost: $10.00