Wheel Throwing & Handbuilding Classes

Learn the basics of wheel throwing and handbuilding, and for the non-beginners how to take their skills to the next level. Kathryn and all studio instructors focus on teaching how to throw mugs, bowls, plates and other functional pieces on the wheel and handbuilt.

Ceramic Artists Ginger Bar Heafey, and Master Potter Andrew Quient have also joined the CyclePottery studio to work professionally as well as to teach wheel throwing, handbuilding and sculpting.

Classes are limited to 4-6 students

Fall Classes will be posted soon. They will be 6 weeks and similar to the spring classes.  Please email Kathryn@cyclepottery.com stating your interest in a specific class and preferred day(s) & time(s), as new classes may be formed if there are at least 4 students ready to enroll!

Wednesday Kids Ages 7+ Wheel Throwing & Hand Building

1-2:30pm, 5 classes April 26th – May 24. $125

Thursday Kids Ages 7+ Wheel Throwing & Hand Building

4-5:30pm, 5 classes, April 27 – May 25: $125

Thursday Teen/Adult Wheel Throwing Class with Andrew Quient

6:30-9:00pm, 5 classes April 27th-May 25th
$215 with studio time on Sundays 10am-4pm
$185 without extra studio time

Friday Teen/Adult Wheel Throwing with Kathryn

11am-1:30pm, 5 classes April 28th-May 26th

$215 with open studio time on Sunday 10am-4pm
$185 Without extra studio time


CyclePottery is fortunate to have several talented and expert potters working on their own professional work in addition to teaching workshops and classes and open studio demonstrations.

Kathryn welcomes other artists to use her studio for teaching their own classes, whether it be a series of classes or just a one day workshop.  Each instructor will negotiate and contract an hourly pay with Kathryn.


“My daughter had such a fun week with you – she can’t wait to come back to the studio next week! At dinner on Wednesday evening she said, ‘I am so happy I have pottery tomorrow. Kathryn is an amazing teacher mom and fun too.’ She has been asking to do some pottery for over a year now – so thank you!”

“My son came home on Tuesday as about the happiest I’ve ever seen him. Her rarely says “I had a GREAT day” when I ask…but he did then. He mentioned that he threw his first plate, which he was excited about, and then talked about his hand-building. Of course, I can’t remember the elaborate details he went through!”

“I wanted to let you know how much Nathaniel is enjoying pottery. We were unsure what he would think about it but he counts the days until his next class. He is already asking to take more classes with you.”

“Congratulations on your new place and expanding program. But what really matters, at least for us, is your wonderful teaching, care and concern for your students. Thanks again.”

Registration, Payment Options and Cancellation Policy:

Please click the links above to register for classes. Payment must be made IN FULL prior to the class to secure enrollment.

413.219.9594  *  Kathryn@CyclePottery.com

Payment Methods:

  • PayPal: paypal@cyclepottery.com
  • Check payable to: CyclePottery, 225 Nonotuck St. Unit A, Florence, MA 01062
  • Credit Card: over the phone or in the studio.

Cancellation Policy:

For Classes:  Full refund of tuition if cancel within notice 2 weeks before the start of class. Within 2 weeks of class, a 50% refund will be given.

For Private lessons and workshops: cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund.

Full refund will be made if class is cancelled due to low enrollment.

Missed Classes:

No make-up classes due to illness. Although a student may make-up a missed class in another class if there’s space. Classes cancelled due to the instructor or weather will be made up.

Sunday Open Studio:

Sundays: open studio $10/hour per individual + clay & glaze fee by weight or small fee for use of clay.
NEW to Sundays: for Former and Current students under the age of 13 with parent:
1 child supervised by parent: $10 per hour + clay fee.
1 parent and 1 child: $15/hour + clay fee.
1 parent supervising 2 children: $15/hour + clay fee.
Parents are responsible for the proper studio conduct of their child/children and full clean-up per instructions. 2 pair per hour max.

Parents must reserve space ideally at least 48 hours in advance with cancellation no later than 24hours in advance unless due to illness or weather. However, no cancellation fee unless less than 24 hours in advance and the studio is fully booked.