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Mugs by member and teacher Julia Zunaga

Mugs by member and teacher Julia Zunaga

We offer adult clay classes at all skill levels for Guild members and non-members. 

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Classes are offered three times a year, with sessions beginning in January, June and August. Winter (January) and Summer (June) classes meet for 8 weeks, while Fall (August) classes meet for 6 weeks, and access to scheduled Open Lab practice sessions is included with class registration. Classes are taught by Guild members. Instructors rotate to keep content fresh and expose students to a variety of skills and styles.

Class registration opens about 30 days prior to the session start. Payment must be made through online sign-up. Classes fill quickly. A waiting list of up to 4 people will be taken for each class. See our cancelation and waitlist policy here.

Beginning/intermediate adult classes focus on the fundamentals of wheel-thrown and hand-built pottery. Students learn such skills as centering, throwing, and trimming on the potter’s wheel, as well as hand-building techniques. Students also learn to glaze and can be involved in the firing of their pots.

Intermediate/advanced adult classes focus on refining skills, and depending upon the teacher’s expertise may focus on a particular type of clay work such as hand building, sculpture, low fire clay, or porcelain. 

Classes for intermediate and advanced students may require that specific skills be demonstrated at the first class to participate. 

Only clay provided by the Guild during your class can be used.  Absolutely no production work of any kind can be made in class or practice sessions.

We occasionally offer summer children's programs. Check the events calendar for more details.

Classes are capped at 14 students and must have at least 6 students. Students must be 18 years old or older. Classes with fewer than 6 registered students will be canceled.

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Partial scholarships are available. Contact

All members must be Covid vaccinated to enter the Guild. Students are encouraged to be vaccinated. As of October 2023, masks are recommended in all group spaces (teaching flex area, clay and glaze rooms) during classes and practice sessions. Anyone with cold or Covid symptoms should stay home following CDC guidelines for isolating and masking. Thank you for your understanding and care for all.