CLASSES
     All classes are located at Tallahassee Clay Arts Studio 1816 Mahan Drive    
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This is a four week wheel throwing class for beginners.  Classes are once a week for two hours.  Each class is limited to six participants so you will get personal instruction.  You will learn to center, create bowls and cylinders, practice trimming and glaze your finished pieces.  You can make up to four pieces.  All materials and firing included.  Minimum 3 -  Maximum 6.  Classes for adults only.

​Wednesdays at 6:30 with Sarah Thurmond

Thursday Mornings @ 11 with Jocelyn Riedl

Beginning Wheel $150
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Fun session turning clay on the wheel.  No experience needed.  This class is for those who want to try wheel throwing to see if they like it.  Instructor will guide you in a few techniques and let you experience throwing.  Great option for a group of friends.  Classes for adults only.

We will glaze items you want to keep for an additional $15 each piece. Minimum class size 2 - Max size 6.  Four sessions to choose from each month. 

Fridays 6:30 to 8:30

Instructor: Laurel Blackthorne

One Shot Wheel Class $35
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This is a four week class that follows beginning wheel.  If you have taken beginning wheel or have some experience throwing, this class is for you.  Classes are once a week for two hours.  Classes for adults only.  All materials included.  Minimum 3 -  Maximum 6

  • Week 1 - throw 2 -4 pots on the wheel and trim the base

  • Week 2 - practice pulling handles and adding them to your pots

  • Week 3 - add decorative details to your leather hard pieces with decals, underglaze or carving.  

  • Week 4 - Continue decorative work on biqued work using glaze

Thursday Evenings at 6:30

Instructor: Jocelyn Riedl

Advanced Wheel Techniques $150

Make something with clay!  Join us for a fun two hour Saturday workshop.  These classes are ideal for having a good time with a group of friends or just learning a new skill.   You will be provided with all materials and guided by an instructor.   All work will be fired with glaze for pickup four weeks after your class.  Classes limited to 8 people (minimum class size is three). 

Adults and teens 15+ only. 

Easy ★ anyone can enjoy

Intermediate ★★ some clay experience best

Advanced ★★★ experience in clay ideal

 

Scroll through the calendar to find your class.

Maker Days $35

Toad Abode 

September 10  10:00 - Noon

Design and make your very own toad abode for the toad friends that live on your porch! You’ll play with your own creative design while learning the basics of shaping, attaching, and decorating clay. Toad abodes are a great project to work on individually or with friends.

 

Sgraffito Incense Dishes

September 10  2:00 – 4:00

Make and decorate your very own dishes to hold cone or stick incense. You’ll make 4-5 dishes and learn the basic of shaping clay and the pottery design technique “sgraffito.” This is a perfect class for having fun with friends and requires no previous clay experience.

 

Toad Garden Buddy ★★

September 24 10:00 – Noon

You know your garden just needs an extra toad friend! You’ll learn how to make a hollow form and sculpt, attach, and decorate clay while making your toad friend. Best suited for folks with previous experience in clay, be sure to bring a picture of your favorite toad as a reference!

 

Snail Garden Buddy ★★

September 24 2:00 – 4:00

No garden is complete without a ceramic snail to watch over your herbs & flowers!  You’ll learn how to make a hollow form and sculpt, attach, and decorate clay while making your snail friend. Best suited for folks with previous experience in clay.

Hand Built Mug  ★★★

October 8  10:00 - Noon

Create a mug covered with intricate texture.  This session you will use slabs, rolling pins and beveling tool to build your unique mug with an attached handle.  You finish your piece by choosing either a glaze or underglaze color to accentuate your design.  This is a great class to learn how to make a single piece of pottery without a wheel. 

Nesting Bowls 

October 8  2:00 – 4:00

Small nesting bowls are perfect accents for your kitchen.  Using soft clay you will learn to texture slabs and fold into a bowl shape.  You can make three bowls ranging in size from two to five inches in diameter. 

Tiny Pumpkins & Finger Ghosts 

October 15  10:00 - Noon

Have fun and create cute little Halloween decorations for your home! You’ll make 4-5 small pumpkins and 3-4 finger ghosts while learning basic shaping and decorating techniques. This is a perfect class for having fun with friends and requires no previous clay experience.

 

Ghost Incense Smoker and Dish ★★★

October 15  2:00 – 4:00

Come make the most spectacular addition to your Halloween décor! Expand your hand building toolkit and learn how to coil build, work with slabs, sculpt and attach clay. You’ll design your own incense ghost and spooky dish landscape. 


Square Bottom Lanterns ★★★

November 12  10:00 - Noon

Light up your evenings with a traveling lantern.  Using slabs and texturing tools, you will be able to make a six inch tall lantern with cut outs for light to shine through.  Learn to use a pattern, roll out textures and attach clay to clay.  Handles will be provided for you to attach to your work. 

Nesting Bowls 

November 12  2:00 – 4:00

Small nesting bowls are perfect accents for your kitchen.  Using soft clay you will learn to texture slabs and fold into a bowl shape.  You can make three bowls ranging in size from two to five inches in diameter. 

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