WHEEL LESSONS

For ages 10 years old and up


$150 per person  

Once a week for 4 weeks - 60 minute lessons (during our regular business hours) 


Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 4:30pm (After Hours) - $170 per person 

once a week for 4 weeks - 60 minute lessons


Saturdays by appointment only - please give us a call at (732) 251-5112


Students may opt to stay after their scheduled lesson time and practice on their own for an additional $20/hr. Payment will be made in the studio for this option.


Your pieces should be thrown, trimmed, glazed and finished within your 4 week block of lessons.


Lessons may be rescheduled with a 24-hour cancellation notice

Beginner pottery wheel students will work one-on -one with our potter to learn the basics

  • Wedging the clay to prepare it for the wheel
  • Centering the clay on the pottery wheel
  • Opening up the clay and creating a floor
  • Pulling up the walls of the clay
  • Shaping your piece
  • Trimming your piece
  • Glazing your bisque piece


As students advance in their skill, more involved pottery techniques will be added to their learning

  • Adding handles
  • Making lids
  • Making  plates
  • Altered shapes


Clay, tools, glazes and firing are included in your tuition.

Students are responsible for cleaning the wheel and tools at the end of their lesson.

Just bring your creativity and eagerness to learn!

The Two-Visit Pottery Wheel Experience is similar to the One-Visit  in that our potter will first show you the steps involved in throwing a piece of clay on the wheel. Then he will work with you to create your own special piece. After this, you will have time to practice the wheel on your own. You will return approximately one week after your visit to paint your piece with glazes.

The time spent in the studio for the first visit is approximately one hour, your second visit is spent painting your piece  (approximately one more hour for this visit)

Two-Visit Pottery Wheel Experience


Upgrade to a 2-Visit  Pottery Wheel Experience for only $10 more!


​​Participants will have the option of making a small bowl, small vase or small plate with the help of our potter.​​


Pieces must then be allowed to dry out and be fired in our kiln before you return to paint them. This usually takes about a week.
During your second visit, you will paint your piece choosing from a full selection of glaze colors.


Your second visit must be booked and completed within 60 days of your first visit. We are not able to hold pieces any longer than this due to limited storage space in the studio.


Glazed pieces will then have to be re-fired in our kiln. Your piece will be available for pick up about a week after your glazing session.

​​​​POTTERY WHEEL EXPERIENCES
Have you ever wanted to experience throwing a piece of clay on a pottery wheel?


Our Pottery Wheel Experience is designed to do just that.

It is an inexpensive alternative to signing up for a full block of lessons.

The Pottery Wheel Experience is  a great way for families, friends, couples and groups to spend some time together!

Reservations are required to guarantee a specific date and time.


Walk-ins are welcome but we cannot guarantee you will not have to wait as our

Pottery Wheel Experiences are a very popular option!​​

Our potter will first show you the steps involved in throwing a piece of clay on the wheel

Then he will work with you to create your own special piece

Your piece will then be prepared to paint and you will have this time to practice the wheel on your own

Your time spent in the studio is approximately 1.5 to 2 hours

One -Visit Pottery Wheel Experience


$40 per person during regular business hours

$45 per person after hours

  

A sample of what it is like to throw clay on a pottery wheel

Each participant will have the option of making a small bowl, small vase or small plate with the help of our potter.


Your piece will be painted the same day using engobes - a colored liquid clay available in limited colors.


Once dry your piece will be fired in our kiln.
Finished pieces will be available for you to pick up  about  one week after your visit.

Studio Hours
Monday – Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 3pm
Sunday: Closed

Please note - Groups of 5 or more will require a  payment of 50%  down to reserve your date and time

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290 Main Street
Spotswood, NJ 08884

732-251-5112

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