Discover how to create with clay – the preparation, the response, the process and the total transformation of a basic material from the earth into something functional and/or decorative. Learn how to use both hand-building and wheel throwing techniques. The therapeutic value is measured in stress reduction, maintaining connections in the brain, creating unique things that reflect your interests and spirit, and building new friendships.

Testimonials from past participants:

  • "It is my time to escape and do something I really enjoy."
  • "I feel my time spent doing art allows me to handle other areas of my life better."
  • "Creative outlet, relaxation, socialization."
  • "All my friends love getting something of mine for presents."

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Pottery Class Offerings

Adult pottery classes include 25 pounds of clay, glazes, and two firings. A second 25-pound bag of clay may be purchased for an additional fee. Cone 10 reduction is taught. Tools are purchased separately. The City Park Pottery Studio is a recreational learning environment; production pottery is not permitted. Ages: 18+. 

Pottery All Levels
Let pottery become your therapy.  Learn techniques for throwing on the wheel as well as hand-building. A great class if you are new to clay and for those with experience, continue your understanding of beginning techniques while extending skills in forms, decorating, and "being centered". Demonstrations are provided for both beginning and intermediate students. Daytime and evening classes are offered.

Clay Explorations
Explore new avenues in ceramic art and receive instruction designed for intermediate to advanced potters.

Practice Time (POTS - Pottery Open Time Slots)
Practice your craft and explore your own direction without instruction - choose one day or several as needed. For intermediate and beyond potters. Glazing and firing is included; clay is an additional fee. POTS and POTS-DC (During Class) are limited to students currently enrolled ina session class.

Majolica Workshop - Intermediate and Advanced potters only
Learn this colorful Italian decorating technique–includes demonstration, discussion, creating and decorating. For intermediate and advanced potters only.  Fee includes 25 pounds of low-fire clay, glaze and firing. 
Instructor: Johanna O’Connell

Alternative Firing Workshop
Explore playing with fire and explore different raku firing techniques such as horsehair, foil sagger with ferric chloride fuming and Obvera. For intermediate and advanced potters only.  Fee includes demonstrations 10 pounds of clay, and all firing materials. Instructor: Martha Cofran

Marbled Clay Workshop
Create unique pieces using three different colors of clay marbled together! Participants should have solid throwing and hand building skills. Workshop includes demonstration, building, and firing and takes place every other Saturday due to drying times. Fee includes 10 pounds of clay. No POTS during class times. Instructor: Stefanie Howard

Throwing Relaxed Gestural Forms Workshop 
Expand your technique with this participatory workshop and panel discussion hosted by Steven Hill and Front Range Potters Association. Steven will lead intermediate throwers through various alteration techniques to encourage more natural shaping of your pottery. Fee includes instruction, clay, and a Kemper S4 Stainless Steel Scraper. Register at:

Th-Su Aug 15-18 9am-5pm $500 at the City of Westminster Pottery Studio