Clay Studio

2132 Regent St.
Madison, WI


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Winter 2018 Adult Classes

Updated 12/11/17

Also see our OPEN STUDIO options

Our class fees include all this:  use of studio equipment, materials (clay & glazes), all kiln firings, and of course, expert instruction.


THROWING ON THE POTTER'S WHEEL:  Beginning to Intermediate

A technique-focused class that is appropriate for beginners and those with experience as well. Gloria works with you to advance your skills regardless of your level at the start. Each week you will review the prior week's techniques and add new skills from there. Gloria suggests you bring a notebook to class to aid your learning.

Sundays, Jan 21 - Feb 25 (6 sessions)
2:30 - 5:00pm

Taught by Gloria Van Dixhorn
Fee: $252*  Maximum: 5 students

Sundays, Mar 18 - Apr 29 [Skip Apr 1]
(6 sessions)
2:30 - 5:00pm

Taught by Gloria Van Dixhorn
Fee: $252*  Maximum: 5 students

*Fee includes clay, glazes, and firings.  Also included is up to 2 hours of uninstructed studio time outside of class, per week.


THROWING ON THE POTTER'S WHEEL:  Beginning/Advanced Beginning

A fun and totally hands-on foundation course in making wheel-thrown pottery.  Designed for absolute beginners as well as folks who have thrown before but want to get restarted or refreshed.

Learn to center the clay, to create bowls, mugs, vases, covered dishes, and other forms, to wheel-trim your pieces, and to glaze for beautiful results.

Join us for a very satisfying experience!

Thursdays, Jan 25 - Mar 1 (6 sessions)
6:15 - 8:45pm
Taught by Chris Odt
Fee: $252*  Maximum: 5 students


Payment of 1/2 or more of the class fee reserves your spot. Please drop by the studio or call or mail in your registration.  We accept cash, checks, debit cards, and credit cards.

Classes with fewer than 4 registrants may be cancelled. If so, you will be notified and your fee will be refunded in full.

IF YOU MUST CANCEL: Full fee refunded if you notify us 7 or more days prior to the start of the class. Half of fee refunded if 3 days prior. No refund if less than 3 days prior.   

We also offer
Scheduled at your convenience
Wheel-throwing, handbuilding, tile-making

Adults & Children 14 & Over:
1 student: $40/hr
2 students: $30/hr ea.
3 or more students: $26/hr ea.

Children 13 & Under:
1 student: $34/hr
2 students: $26/hr ea.
3 or more students: $22/hr ea.