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Winter Pottery Classes

<p class="font_8">Mondays | 6 – 8pm</p>
<p class="font_8"><strong>Winter:</strong> January 9 – February 20, 2023 | No Class January 16th</p>

Wheel Throwing Basics

Instructor: Rebecca Rohr

Age: Adult

$110/members, $130/non-members

Mondays | 6 – 8pm

Winter: January 9 – February 20, 2023 | No Class January 16th

For those who are new to the pottery wheel or just haven’t done it in a while! Begin by centering clay on the pottery wheel and then learn to create basic pottery forms. Explore glazing and decorating techniques to apply to finished work. Advanced students are also welcome.

Class registration opens December 5th.

Supply Information:

All adult students must purchase clay. Beginning students will be advised on what type to purchase during the first class.


Only artwork created at the Fitton Center with clay purchased through the Fitton Center may be fired in the facility’s kilns.


  • Standard clay - $24.00 for 25 lbs.

  • Specialty clay - $29.00 for 25 lbs.

  • Clay Sample Pack - $28.00 for 25lbs of 5 different clays, 5lbs each. 

  • Packs ready for pick up in the clay room. Other clays can be included in sample pack upon request (students should contact Amanda Joy at amandajoy@fittoncenter.org)

  • Rehydrated clay - $20 for 25. lbs. (types and availability may vary)

Glazing & firing included in the cost for all clay types listed above.

<p class="font_8">Tuesdays | 6 – 7:30pm</p>
<p class="font_8"><strong>Winter:</strong> January 10 – February 14, 2023</p>

Youth Pottery

Instructor: Jenna Knight

Age: 6 - 9

$75/members, $95/non-members

Tuesdays | 6 – 7:30pm

Winter: January 10 – February 14, 2023

Students in this class will explore the endless possibilities of clay while developing their artistic abilities. Discover hand-building techniques like coiling and slab building. Create original tiles, sculptures, pinch pots, and other useful decorative items. Learn how to finish projects with underglazes and glazes, and take home completed works of art!

Class registration opens December 5th.

Supply Information:

Clay is provided for all youth and teen classes.

<p class="font_8">Tuesdays | Noon – 2pm</p>
<p class="font_8"><strong>Winter:</strong> January 10 – February 14, 2023</p>

Afternoon Pottery Studio

Instructor: Haruko Mizoguchi

Age: Adult

$110/members, $130/non-members

Tuesdays | Noon – 2pm

Winter: January 10 – February 14, 2023

Enjoy spending an afternoon in the pottery studio.  Both beginners and experienced clay artists are welcome. Everyone is encouraged to bring the ideas of what they would like to create and receive guidance on how to make their ideas come alive. Instructions will be customized to each student.  A variety of techniques to build clay forms (e.g., slab work, wheel throwing), create surface treatments (e.g., texture and painting), and glaze will be offered. Students new to wheel throwing that wish to use this technique, are advised to take the Wheel Throwing Basics class prior to attending this class.

Class registration opens December 5th.

Supply Information:

All adult students must purchase clay. Beginning students will be advised on what type to purchase during the first class.


Only artwork created at the Fitton Center with clay purchased through the Fitton Center may be fired in the facility’s kilns.


  • Standard clay - $24.00 for 25 lbs.

  • Specialty clay - $29.00 for 25 lbs.

  • Clay Sample Pack - $28.00 for 25lbs of 5 different clays, 5lbs each. 

  • Packs ready for pick up in the clay room. Other clays can be included in sample pack upon request (students should contact Amanda Joy at amandajoy@fittoncenter.org)

  • Rehydrated clay - $20 for 25. lbs. (types and availability may vary)

Glazing & firing included in the cost for all clay types listed above.

<p class="font_8">Tuesdays | 6 – 8pm</p>
<p class="font_8"><strong>Winter:</strong> January 10 – February 14, 2023</p>

Functional Pottery

Instructor: Linda Hanson

Age: Adult

$110/members, $130/non-members

Tuesdays | 6 – 8pm

Winter: January 10 – February 14, 2023

Students can take their skills to the next level by creating beautiful utilitarian pottery using the slab hand-building method and tons of pattern and texture! Projects will be students’ choice and individual innovations are highly encouraged. Explore glaze and underglaze techniques, altering, stamping, and sgraffito. Students will be challenged to expand their pottery expertise while enjoying an evening with fellow clay lovers.

Class registration opens December 5th.

Supply Information:

All adult students must purchase clay. Beginning students will be advised on what type to purchase during the first class.


Only artwork created at the Fitton Center with clay purchased through the Fitton Center may be fired in the facility’s kilns.


  • Standard clay - $24.00 for 25 lbs.

  • Specialty clay - $29.00 for 25 lbs.

  • Clay Sample Pack - $28.00 for 25lbs of 5 different clays, 5lbs each. 

  • Packs ready for pick up in the clay room. Other clays can be included in sample pack upon request (students should contact Amanda Joy at amandajoy@fittoncenter.org)

  • Rehydrated clay - $20 for 25. lbs. (types and availability may vary)

Glazing & firing included in the cost for all clay types listed above.

<p class="font_8">Wednesdays | 6 – 8pm</p>
<p class="font_8"><strong>Winter:</strong> January 11 – February 15, 2023</p>

Creative Teen Pottery

Instructor: Abigail Jackson

Age: 13 - 17

$90/members, $110/non-members

Wednesdays | 6 – 8pm

Winter: January 11 – February 15, 2023

Students in this class will plan their own unique clay projects and then learn the pottery techniques needed to make them real! Emphasis will be on the individual experience, with personalized guidance from the instructor. Strategies like coiling, slab work, sculpture, and basic pottery wheel skills will be used to bring the students’ visions to life.

Class registration opens December 5th.

Supply Information:

Clay is provided for all youth and teen classes.

<p class="font_8">Thursdays | 6 – 8pm</p>
<p class="font_8"><strong>Winter:</strong> January 12 – February 16, 2023</p>

Intermediate Wheel Throwing

Instructor: Rebecca Rohr

Age: Adult

$110/members, $130/non-members

Thursdays | 6 – 8pm

Winter: January 12 – February 16, 2023

For those who have taken a beginning class and want to learn new techniques. Students should be able to center 2-4 pounds of clay and have a good grasp on beginning pottery techniques for throwing cylinders, bowls, and trimming. This class will focus on creating functional pots with various techniques for throwing larger or more complex forms.

Class registration opens December 5th.

Supply Information:

All adult students must purchase clay. Beginning students will be advised on what type to purchase during the first class.


Only artwork created at the Fitton Center with clay purchased through the Fitton Center may be fired in the facility’s kilns.


  • Standard clay - $24.00 for 25 lbs.

  • Specialty clay - $29.00 for 25 lbs.

  • Clay Sample Pack - $28.00 for 25lbs of 5 different clays, 5lbs each. 

  • Packs ready for pick up in the clay room. Other clays can be included in sample pack upon request (students should contact Amanda Joy at amandajoy@fittoncenter.org)

  • Rehydrated clay - $20 for 25. lbs. (types and availability may vary)

Glazing & firing included in the cost for all clay types listed above.

<p class="font_8">Thursdays | 6 – 7:30pm</p>
<p class="font_8"><strong>Winter:</strong> January 26 – March 2, 2023 | Delayed Start</p>

Pre-Teen Pottery

Instructor: Abbie Webster

Age: 10 - 13

$75/members, $95/non-members

Thursdays | 6 – 7:30pm

Winter: January 26 – March 2, 2023 | Delayed Start

Dig into clay and learn hand-building techniques such as slab building, coiling, and pinch pots. Create sculptures, tiles, vessels, and free choice projects. Students will have a chance to try the pottery wheel with help from the instructor. Painting and glazing techniques will also be covered.

Class registration opens December 5th.

Supply Information:

Clay is provided for all youth and teen classes.

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