Pottery Classes

When you think about pottery, think about us.

We offer multiple classes Tuesday to Sunday throughout the day, and most evenings, with classes for every skill level. We also create group experiences for corporate team building, organizations of all types, and social events. Learn more about our custom group experiences or call us now at (443) 812-1158 and we will design an experience especially for you!

About Our Classes

Our pottery classes are family friendly and you are welcome to BYOB and snacks. Individuals with alcoholic beverages must be at least 21. Anyone under 15 years old must be accompanied by a non-drinking adult.

After Your Class

Glazing is what people often think of as “painting” their piece. After you’ve taken a pottery wheel or hand-building class, you will want to book a glazing session for approximately three weeks later, giving us time to have your piece dry and be fired in one of our kilns.

Intro & Beginner Classes

Mud and Merlot at  The ClayGround

Mud & Merlot

$55 per student

Bring a date or a mate, or come out on your own. Most people in this class have never used a pottery wheel, so there’s a lot of experimenting, laughter and encouraging each other. It’s muddy and messy and fun. We’ll guide you step-by-step in turning your clay into a simple piece — like a vase, cup or bowl. You’ll create something to use … and create memories, too. We’ll supply the mud and if you’d like, you supply your beverage of choice (BYOB).

Pottery Hand Building at The ClayGround

Hand Building Pottery

$65 per student

Unlike creating pottery on a wheel, in this class you start with a slab of clay and use your hands and simple tools to sculpt a specific project, such as a mug, stein or bowl. Beginning and intermediate students learn the techniques of pinch pottery, coil building, and slab building. Let’s find your creativity and let it out!.

Pottery Beyond the Basics at The ClayGround

Glazing

$10 per student

Glazing is the second step to make your pottery special and functional. Our trained instructors will teach you the many ways to use colors, and the varied ways the glazes interact with each other and the heat of the kilns to transform your bisque pieces into finished masterpieces. Most people will return to glaze for the small additional fee but remember to make your appointment within 90 days (about 3 months) from your pottery class. (See our FAQs for additional information.)

Intermediate & Advanced Classes

Mixed Level Pottery Wheel Class at The ClayGround

Six-Week Mixed-Level Wheel Throwing

$300 per student

If you’ve had throwing experience in the past or if you have taken our Beyond the Basics or Mud & Merlot class and are intrigued, this is your chance to practice and refine simple forms and explore more complex shapes. You will learn more about throwing, trimming, attachments (e.g., handles), alterations (e.g., texture, carving, etc.), and glazing. At the start of the course, we give you 25 pounds of clay to use to build multiple pieces. The class includes all firing and materials, though you are welcome to bring your own tools. This is an opportunity for learning and development guided by our talented instructors, and it’s a place to explore this tactile art form. Following this course, students have the skills to continue on their own with open studio time.

Student Handbuilding Work at The ClayGround

Six-Week Hand Building Class

$300 per student

In a six-week hand building class, you will learn many of the basic skills and techniques to build multiple three-dimensional objects without a pottery wheel. Learn how clay is made, its properties and what techniques make clay stronger. Our students walk away feeling proud and often amazed at what they could do. Plus, they gain the skills that become the foundation for more challenging projects in the future.

Open Studio Time

Get into the Zen zone and let your creativity soar. We support the local arts and the advancement of our students, so we offer time in the studio at an hourly rate and varied materials cost.

Call us at (443) 812-1158 or email info@claygroundonline.com to schedule a time. Online booking is unavailable.

Students and their work

Pottery Student Work at The ClayGround
Handbuilding Student Work at The ClayGround
Student Handbuilding Piece at The ClayGround