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Custom Private Pottery Class | $100 Deposit

Custom Private Pottery Class | $100 Deposit

Regular price $100.00 USD
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Reserve the studio for a private pottery class! We offer three different activity types: pottery wheel, hand-building, and paint-your-own pottery. A description of each activity type can be found below. 

Pricing starts at $75 per person, with a 6-person or $450 minimum. Final per-person price will depend on the class type and materials cost for the project being made.

The $100 deposit will be applied to your event total. Please note that the deposit is non-refundable so be sure to read through all the details below before proceeding to hold your date! For questions before reserving your date, please email the Studio Owner at

Once your date is reserved, the Studio Owner will reach out to you to coordinate the remaining details of your event. 

Pottery Wheel Class

  • 2-Hour Class = 8 Person Maximum
  • 3-Hour Class = 16 Person Maximum (2 groups of 8 on the wheels at a time)

Participants will be given 3 x 1 lb balls of clay to use on the wheel. The group will be guided through the steps of how to make a small bowl. The instructor will provide hands-on-corrections and assistance throughout the class. At the end each person will pick 1 piece to keep, and a glaze color. The studio will bisque fire, glaze, and glaze fire the pieces. Pots will be ready for pick up within 4-6 weeks.

Additional pieces can be kept for an additional $20 per piece to cover the cost of the clay, glaze, 2 firings. Pots can be shipped upon request and with a shipping fee.

Hand-Building Pottery Class

  • 12 person maximum

The sky is the limit as far as what projects we can make in a hand-building class! From jewelry dishes, to mugs, to planters and everything in between we can get really creative! Class length will depend on the complexity of the project, but most pieces can be made in 2-4 hours. Depending on the desired finish, we may be able to paint the pots during the same class. Pieces are ready for pick up within 4-6 weeks, or can be shipped upon request and with a shipping fee.

Pottery Painting Class

  • 12 person maximum

Decide whether you want your group to paint the same item or different items during your class! All pots are hand-made at the studio for you to decorate. With over 60 different glazes we can achieve many different effects! Choose to have each person paint their own creative designs, or be guided through the steps of how to achieve a particular look. Most painting classes can be done within 2 hours, but for more complex designs more time may be needed. Projects will be glaze fired by the studio and available for pick up within 3-4 weeks, or can be shipped upon request for an additional fee.

Private pottery classes are a great way to celebrate special events such as birthdays, anniversaries, family reunions, bachelorette parties, corporate outings or just to scratch something off on your bucket list! A unique and fun thing-to-do if your are visiting the Starved Rock or Matthiessen State Park area!

Cancellation Policy

Private Class deposits are non-refundable.

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