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.

In addition to Kathryn, Master Potter Andrew Quient teaches adult wheel throwing.  New to the studio but not new to pottery, professional potter Liz Fieldsteel and certified teacher will be teaching kids wheel throwing and teen/adult wheel throwing classes.  CyclePottery trained instructor Jocelyn Gozdowski continues to assist in the kids, teen and adult classes and well as teaching her own sculpting class for teens/adults.  All are available to teach private lessons and workshops at different hourly rates.  Please email Kathryn for more details.

Classes are limited to 8 students

NEXT 6 week session of  Winter Classes begin the week of January 8th, 2018!

Monday Evening Teen/Adult Sculpting with Jocelyn Gozdowski

Beginner-Intermediate

6:30pm-8:30pm. 6 weeks. *Open Enrollment and will prorate the class accordingly!  

Through the course of 6 weeks students will learn basic sculpture techniques. The human figure will be used as inspiration and students will create a ceramic bust, smaller figurines and a project of their choice. Mirrors as well as images on the human figure will be provided. For further inspiration we can observe fellow classmates. Bringing images you would like to work from is also welcome.

$206 with extra studio time on Sundays 10am-2pm.
$176 without extra studio time.
(Tuition includes a $50 materials fee for a 25lb. bag of Sheffield Pottery Cone 6 white stoneware, glazes, and firings).
All tools and aprons provided.

Click HERE to Register!

Wednesday Night Adult Wheel Throwing with Andrew Quient *FULL – WAITLIST ONLY

Beginners-Intermediates

7-9:30pm, begins November 1st (skips the week of Thanksgiving)

$290 with open studio time on Sunday 10am-noon (other times can be arranged).
$260 Without extra studio time

*Includes a $50 materials fee (25 lb bag of clay, glazes, firings)

Click HERE to Register!

Thursday Teen/Adult Wheel Throwing Class with Instructor Liz Fieldsteel

*Open Enrollment and will prorate the class accordingly!  Beginners welcome!

6:30-8:30pm, beings November 2nd
$240 with studio time on Sundays 10am-4pm (other times can be arranged)
$210 without extra studio time

*Includes $50 materials fee

Click HERE to Register!

Thursday Kids Ages 7+ Wheel Throwing & Handbuilding Class with Instructor Liz Fieldsteel FULL Waitlist Only

4-5:30pm, $150 Assisted by CyclePottery Instructor Jocelyn Gozdowski, begins November 2nd.

Click HERE to Register!

Friday Adult Wheel Throwing with Kathryn

10am-12:30pm, begins November 3rd.

$290 with open studio time on Sunday 10am-noon (other times can be arranged).
$260 Without extra studio time

*Includes a $50 materials fee (25 lb bag of clay, glazes, firings)

Click HERE to Register!

Saturday & Sunday Open Studios:

NEW to SATURDAYS 10am-2pm: Parent & Child Open Studio & Former Youth students under the age of 13 with parent, over 13 without parent upon approval:
1 child supervised by parent: $10 per hour + clay fee.
1 parent and 1 child: $17/hour + clay fee.
1 parent supervising 2 children: $17/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.

SUNDAYS Noon-4pm: Drop-in for Teens & Adults (must be able to work independently after a brief introduction by the studio tech):  $10/hour per individual + clay & glaze fee by weight or small fee for use of clay.

Testimonials:

“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.”

TEACH YOUR OWN CLASS!

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.

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, 42 Maple St., 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.