Offering 6-week class sessions, special events/one-time classes, workshops, public outreach events, etc.
6-week class sessions
Barlow Clay is comprised of a handful of full-time staff, residents (beginning in June of 2019), and outside instructors.
Each 6-week class session includes 25 lbs of clay (your choice from our 6 clay options), a shelf to store your tools and in-progress work, in-house glazes, firings, class instruction time, and open studio time. Classes meet 1 time per week, for 6 consecutive weeks. During the 2.5 hour weekly lesson, the first 30-45 minutes the instructor will give a demonstration, followed by individualized guidance as you create with clay.
We offer a variety of classes from beginning wheel-throwing to advanced handbuilding and even classes such as glaze formulation/chemistry.
Beginning/intro classes are great for those with no experience or looking to get back into it! If you fall in love and want more, we have a ever expanding curriculum with new advanced classes each session.
$255 for 6 Week Class ($155 for Members)
What can you expect from a 6-week Intro to Pottery Wheel class?
Great question! On the first class your instructor will welcome you, show you to your class area, give your class a tour while explaining the basics of the step-by-step process of making, glazing (decorating/adding a glassy food-safe layer on top of your pottery), and firing (baking) your ceramic creations! The instructor will demonstrate how to use the pottery wheel and get your clay started to turn the lumps into cylinders to make cups and mugs!
Through out the class session you’ll also learn how to make bowls, vases, and planters. Your sixth and final class period of the session will include a potluck party and glazing/pot decorating extravaganza with all of your new friends and peers!
You will meet on the same day, at the same time for all six weeks of the course. For instance, if you picked a Friday 10-12:30 Intro to Wheel Course, you would meet Fridays from 10-12:30 for 6 weeks. If a class is full, give us a call or email us to add your name to the waitlist.
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Special events / one-time classes
Is your business in need of a team building event? Or are you celebrating a birthday or special time in someones life? BYOB and have a creative night out with friends or partners!
These 2.5 hour one-time sessions will be taught by one of our knowledgeable and fun instructors. They will guide you through the process of pottery-making, while you create a mug or cup by hand and on the wheel. We also provide tools, materials, and firing.
Because the pieces need time to dry and have to go through the kilns 2 times before completing, you can pick up your pieces within 4-6 weeks from your event date.
Rates start at only $85 per person!
Barlow Clay also offers special private events for groups of 7-70 participants.
This schedule shows classes offered during Session II of 2019:
6pm - 8:30pm: 6-week Intro to Pottery Wheel Class w/ Didem
12pm - 2:30pm: 6-week Intro to Pottery Wheel Class w/ Didem
6pm - 8:30pm: 6-week Intro to Handbuilding Class w/ Didem
6pm - 8:30pm: 6-week Intro to Pottery Wheel Class w/ Todd
6pm - 8:30pm: 6-week Intermediate Pottery Wheel Class w/ Todd
12pm - 2:30pm: 6-week Intro to Pottery Wheel Class w/ Todd
Friday, February 22nd
6pm - 8:30pm: One-time Pottery Wheel and Handbuilding Class
*These times are designated for classes. No open studio hours for students during the times above. If you are a Member of Barlow Clay you are able to come in anytime we are open for open studio hours! Memberships can be registered for HERE.
Class fees are non-transferrable and non-refundable.
Switching classes after initial registration requires notice TWO WEEKS before class begins, as well as a $20 accounting fee.
Refunds may be granted 2 weeks prior to class starting, under the following circumstances:
Personal illness that prevents the student from working with clay or at the studio. A physician’s note may be required as proof.
Instances of extreme, unexpected hardship. Examples include death or serious illness of someone close. These kind of exceptions are granted at the manager’s discretion, and do not include changes in priorities, job, or vacation plans.