Make Your Own Pottery


We have six professional-quality Pottery Wheels, plus a slab roller, an extruder, Giffin Grips, and a large assortment of other pottery tools and materials. We offer a series of short, but effective classes to get the average person creating nice, usuable pottery pieces in their own right from the start. We also offer open studio time for those that just want to come in and play. (Advanced classes available upon request.)

One Time "Try-It" Lesson

$29 per person—A one-time, single lesson (approximately 30 minutes)

Features a quick demonstration, then basic instruction as the student makes one "hands-on" piece of pottery with up to 1-1/4 lbs. of clay. After you make your piece you are welcome to come back and paint (glaze) your piece at no additional cost—no appointment necessary for this second visit.

Introduction to the Pottery Wheel

$99 per person— Three 1-1/2 hour sessions

This program is designed to offer a more complete learning experience than our one-time "try-it" lesson. Broken up into 3 different visits this program covers the mechanical process that goes into constructing a solid piece of pottery on the wheel, with emphasis on mastering the basics and building a strong foundation. Includes up to 15 lbs. of clay and use of all studio tools and equipment. Standard studio glazes and the final glaze firing are also included.

Open Studio Time

Already took a class and know how to make pottery without any assistance from an instructor? This is the option for you! Come in any time we are open and use the studio and equipment to make some pots. Cost is $15 per hour in the studio plus the cost of clay. If you come in for open studio time on a regular basis, we have separate shelves available for your work at no additional cost.

Eathenware Clay: $2.00* (Includes kiln firing costs, both the bisque firing and glaze firing)

Stoneware Clay: $3.00* (Includes kiln firing costs, both the bisque firing and glaze firing)

*Cost per pound. Use of our standard studio glazes (Mayco Stroke & Coat) is included in the clay cost for the earthenware clay. Stoneware glazes are a "Bring your own bottle" system, most major brands such Amaco, Coyote etc. are allowed, custom recipes on a case by case basis as kiln space is shared with other artists.

If you have taken our "Intro to Pottery" class, you are eligible for a discount of $5 off per hour of studio time.

 

 

 

410-552-9797

7611 Main Street
Sykesville, MD 21784

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Hours:*
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday:
12 noon - 7 pm
Wednesday:
12 noon - 7 pm
Thursday:
12 noon - 7 pm
Friday:
12 noon - 8 pm
Saturday:12 noon - 8 pm
Sunday:
12 noon - 4 pm

* From time to time, we may adjust our hours for seasonal or special event reasons, i.e., extended hours for the Christmas Holiday season. We reserve the right to close up to one hour early if there are no painters in our studio. If you are planning to come by to pick up a finished piece within that last hour, please call ahead to let us know you are coming.