Classes

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Pottery Classes

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In addition to making her own pottery, Cynthia offers pottery classes and is grateful for the over 1,200 students of all ages and abilities that have found their way to share the warm and bright pottery studio. Students work at their own pace with an instructor available for guidance as needed. Classes are held in a fun, relaxed environment. Laughing and breathing encouraged!

  • Pottery classes are offered year-round to adults and children (ages 7+) of all skill levels.
  • Learn to use the pottery wheel, hand building techniques (pinch pots, slab pieces and coil pots), and glazing.
  • Classes are small (7-8 students) with a focus on individualized attention.
  • One wheel per student is guaranteed.
  • Beginners welcome!

2017 Class Schedule & Pricing

Year-round Classes Offered:
Monday 9:00 am – 12:00 noon (Adult Class)
Tuesday 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Adult Class)
Wednesday 9:00 am – 12:00 noon (Adult Class)
Thursday 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm (Children’s Class)
Thursday 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Adult Class)
Friday 9:00 am – 12:00 noon (Adult Class)


Breathe ~ Relax ~ Create


Join a Pottery Class Today!
Winter (January 3 – March 4)
9 weeks — Adult Classes $400
9 weeks — Children’s Classes $300 (no class Feb 16)

Winter into Spring (March 6 – April 30 )
8 weeks — Adult Classes $360
8 weeks — Children’s Classes $265 (no class April 13)

Spring (May 1 – June 24)
8 weeks — Adult Classes $360
8 weeks — Children’s Classes $300
Summer (June 26 – August 19)
8 weeks — Adult Classes $360
8 weeks — Children’s Classes $300

Fall (August 28 – October 21)
8 weeks — Adult Classes $360
8 weeks — Children’s Classes $300

Holiday (October 23 – December 16)
8 weeks — Adult Classes $360
8 weeks — Children’s Classes $300

Please Note: Class information is subject to change.

Fees:

The cost of the class includes the clay, the use of the tools, related materials, glazes, and instruction. At the end of the session, there is an additional firing fee of $4.75 per pound of finished, glazed pots. Please note that all classes are non-refundable within seven days of the start date.

Refer a Friend:

Receive $20 off the cost of your session if you refer a friend who has never taken a class here.

Family Discount:

25% off the cost of a session for a family member. (If adult and child, the discount would be on the child’s class.)

Timeline for Notification & Payment of Consecutive Session:

People currently in a class get first option for the spaces in the next session. If you want to continue on, payment is due two weeks prior to start of the next session.

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quote “I loved every minute of my time in Cynthia’s studio. Teachers and classes are great. The atmosphere is fabulous nestled in the pines and populated by birds of every persuasion. The feeling in the studio is bright and positive and encouraging and so friendly. Students are serious about making pots, but much more goes on than meets the eye. Friendships are forged, hearts and bodies are uplifted, and healing happens as a gentle side effect. Cynthia is a dear and shining light and her studio radiates with it.”
– Jenny Rangan

Private Lessons

Private lessons may be arranged for any individual adult or child or groups at your convenience.
The cost is $75 per hour for one person, $85 per hour for two people, and $120 per hour for three or more people.

Open Studio Program

Practice, Practice, Practice.

Once enrolled in a class, all students past and present may take advantage of the Open Studio Program. This program is designed for those who want to practice in between classes and have some independent studio time. There are three ways to do this:

A) Hourly Open Studio Rate : $10 per hour.

B) Unlimited Open Studio Time : At the time you sign up for a session of classes, you have the option of adding $150 for an eight-week session for unlimited open studio time, $170 for the winter nine week session.

C) Independent Study : For those that have taken at least one session of classes and would rather work independently and not in a class environment, there is the option to do the Independent Study. The cost is $300 for an eight-week session.

Open Studio and Independent Study Hours:
Mondays : 12:00 noon – 8:00 pm
Wednesdays : 12:00 noon – 8:00 pm
Fridays : 12:00 noon – 8:00 pm
Saturdays : 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sundays : 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm

Note: Open Studio hours are subject to change.

 

Make Up Policy. If you miss a week of class, you will most likely be able to join another class during the session at no charge. Make up classes must be used up during the current session. Open Studio time is also an option to come in and practice, yet not intended for make up time and there would be the usual $10 per hour fee.

Bring a Guest. You may bring a guest to Open Studio (not a class) under your supervision. The first visit is free. After that, the fee $10 per hour for your guest.

 

The Studio

The studio overlooks the woods, and features plenty of natural light from three sides of wall to wall windows as well as skylights.There are seven electric wheels, and a spacious heavy duty worktable for handbuilding and wedging. There is also a large selection of tools, forms, and textures for handbuilding and a Soldner clay mixer for recycling. The studio has two high-fire electric kilns and maintains a reliable firing schedule, ensuring that all pieces are ready in a timely manner. There are two types of high-fire stoneware clay used in the studio, brown and off white.Over 30 different glazes are available and all are non-toxic, lead-free, and oven, dishwasher, microwave safe. All glazes are developed and mixed at the studio. The studio is kept clean and well-organized.

made in the USA since 1994