Pottery Classes

Shaping Clay

THURSDAY POTTERY CLASSES

Thursdays, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, unless it falls on a holiday, if it does class will be cancelled for that day.

Per Class Fee: $30.00

Six Block Fee: $150.00

Clay Fee: $30.00

Instructor: Terry Buffington

Come join us on any Thursday, unless otherwise specified above, for an exciting time creating with clay and socializing with friends. HAHC Pottery Studio welcomes pottery students of all experience levels and all ages to come and enjoy individual lessons within a group setting. Explore hand building as well as wheel throwing and extruding, you decide the area of interest you want to study and teacher Terry Buffington will be there to help guide you on your clay journey. 

The single session is great if you are unsure clay is for you but you have always wanted to try it.

Please note:  You will not be able to create a completed project during 1 session, it takes at least 2 sessions to create, dry, fire, glaze and fire again.

Visitors to our area:

*Single class reservations are available to local students only. Single classes are to see if someone likes pottery before buying a 6 block of lessons. Single lessons are also meant if a local potter needs help with a special project or technique so they don't have to purchase 6 lessons. It takes several sessions to create and complete a piece. If you are visiting our area you are welcome to take a single class but we are NOT able ship finished pieces they must be picked up.

The six-block of lessons can be used during any Thursday Pottery Class. The 6 lesson option need not be used on consecutive weeks, use them as you have the time to do so, every other week, once a month, etc. This option gives you plenty of flexibility to match your pottery classes to your schedule.

You have a choice of either a brown or a white 25lb bag of clay. The clay fee covers the clay, glazes, and firing of your pieces.

 
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Pottery Class

FRIDAY POTTERY CLASSES

Fridays, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, unless it falls on a holiday, if it does class will be cancelled for that day.

Per Class Fee: $30.00

Six Block Fee: $150.00

Clay Fee: $30.00

Instructor: Suzanne Reese Johnston

Come join us on any Friday, unless it falls on a holiday. All levels are welcome. This is a project specific class. You will join fellow students in following instructions to make specific items selected by your teacher, Suzanne Reese Johnston. These projects are guaranteed to advance your skills in both hand building and pottery in general.

Week 1 of the month: Enhanced Pinched Pot Techniques

Week 2: Next Level Slab Building

Week 3: Embellish - Roses, flowers, bugs, butterflies, toolong and stamps.

Week 4: Underglaze/glazing and continued projects with pinch pots and slabs.

 

The single session is great if you are unsure clay is for you but you have always wanted to try it.

Please note:  You will not be able to create a completed project during 1 session, it takes at least 2 sessions to create, dry, fire, glaze and fire again.

Visitors to our area:

*Single class reservations are available to local students only. Single classes are to see if someone likes pottery before buying a 6 block of lessons. Single lessons are also meant if a local potter needs help with a special project or technique so they don't have to purchase 6 lessons. It takes several sessions to create and complete a piece. If you are visiting our area you are welcome to take a single class but we are NOT able ship finished pieces they must be picked up.

You must purchase your 6-block of classes for the class you want they are not interchangeable between classes. Purchase Wednesday for Wednesday classes, Thursday for Thursday and Friday for Friday. The classes are not taught by the same instructor and teaching fees are linked to each class and instructor. The six-block of lessons can be used during any Friday Pottery Class. The 6 lesson option need not be used on consecutive weeks, use them as you have the time to do so, every other week, once a month, etc. This option gives you plenty of flexibility to match your pottery classes to your schedule.

You have a choice of either a brown or a white 25lb bag of clay. The clay fee covers the clay, glazes, and firing of your pieces.

 
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Pottery

WEDNESDAY EVENING
POTTERY CLASSES

Wednesdays, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm, unless it falls on a holiday, if it does class will be cancelled for that day.

Per Class Fee: $30.00

Six Block Fee: $150.00

Clay Fee: $30.00

Instructor: Suzanne Reese Johnston

Come join us on any Wednesday Evening, unless it falls on a holiday. All levels are welcome. This is a project specific class. You will join fellow students in following instructions to make specific items selected by your teacher, Suzanne Reese Johnston. These projects are guaranteed to advance your skills in both hand building and pottery in general.

 

The single session is great if you are unsure clay is for you but you have always wanted to try it.

Please note:  You will not be able to create a completed project during 1 session, it takes at least 2 sessions to create, dry, fire, glaze and fire again.

Visitors to our area:

*Single class reservations are available to local students only. Single classes are to see if someone likes pottery before buying a 6 block of lessons. Single lessons are also meant if a local potter needs help with a special project or technique so they don't have to purchase 6 lessons. It takes several sessions to create and complete a piece. If you are visiting our area you are welcome to take a single class but we are NOT able ship finished pieces they must be picked up.

You must purchase your 6-block of classes for the class you want they are not interchangeable between classes. Purchase Wednesday for Wednesday classes, Thursday for Thursday and Friday for Friday. The classes are not taught by the same instructor and teaching fees are linked to each class and instructor. The six-block of lessons can be used during any Friday Pottery Class. The 6 lesson option need not be used on consecutive weeks, use them as you have the time to do so, every other week, once a month, etc. This option gives you plenty of flexibility to match your pottery classes to your schedule.

You have a choice of either a brown or a white 25lb bag of clay. The clay fee covers the clay, glazes, and firing of your pieces.

 

PRIVATE POTTERY LESSONS

Available by Reservation Only

Reservations must be made at least one week in advance

Instructor: Terry Buffington

Lesson Fee: $75/person

Supply Fee: A small amount of supplies are included in your class fee. If you desire a larger quantity of materials you may use your own or purchase additional from the Arts Center. If you do not have your own mask will be provided for you upon arrival.

During this time, we know there are concerns over social distancing and protecting ourselves from COVID-19. We also know that life does not stop and the creative inspiration in all of us has not been silenced. In an effort to give you a safe space to explore your creative muse, we are offering Private Pottery Lessons. You will receive one-on-one tutelage from Terry Buffington, Pottery Studio Director & Teacher.

Private lessons are designed for local residents that want to continue their clay journey outside of a group setting. If you are visiting the area and wish to explore pottery, you may sign up, but please be aware that pottery takes several weeks to complete a finished product from scratch. Visitors may prefer to sign up for a Pottery Painting Party instead.

During your private 3-hour class, you may focus on any area of pottery you choose, including:

  • Throwing on the Wheel

  • Ceramic Jewelry Design

  • Glazing Technique

  • Building with Clay Slabs

  • Making Dinnerware

  • Mold and Pattern Making

  • Pinch Pots

  • Glaze Making

  • Learning Kiln Control

  • Creating with Coils

  • Using Colored Slips

 
 
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POTTERY PAINTING PARTY

Please contact us to set up a Pottery Party.

Class Fee: $20/person

A 20% discount is available for a single reservation of six participants.

 

Enjoy painting your choice of a variety of premade bisque ware pottery forms (spoon rests, mugs, bowls, etc) at an additional cost of $8 to $30. Price of the form to paint varies depending on size and shape you choose. Many vibrant glaze colors are available and a we offer a quick turn-around on completion of projects! The price includes studio time, instructor fee, tools, glazes, and kiln firings.

This is a fun group activity for birthdays, showers, weddings, reunions, etc! If you need another day and time please contact, the instructor Terry Buffington for availability at: pugs@pugaboo.com

Class size is limited to comply with the Center's safety measures in place for social distancing. Masks are required during the class.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

A full refund of class/workshop fees will be made if HAHC cancels the scheduled class or workshop.

 

Cancellations by the participant must be received at least 2 days prior to the date of the class or workshop in order to receive a full refund of the class fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received less than 2 days prior to the date of the class. 

Supply/Clay Fees are not eligible for refund.

 

Refunds will be made by check and will be mailed to the participant at the address provided during registration for the class/workshop.