Fall Pottery Classes 

Check out our pottery socials and workshops for a fun way to get in the studio and learn something new - no matter your skill or level of time commitment! 

Click here to download the Adult Registration Form. 

Please note all new students taking a full class must pay a $30 materials fee. Returning students, who have taken a COMO pottery class within the previous six months, have the option of waiving the materials fee if they have left over clay purchased through the COMO. 

A COMO Introduction to Pottery course is required as a prerequisite to the intermediate and advanced courses unless the COMO Pottery Studio Manager approves ability level.

We are now offering one free hour of bench time with a signup for a full class. Classes must have a minimum of two students for the class to run.


Introduction to Pottery I

This is an introduction class devoted to the understanding and practices of the joys of ceramics. You will learn the fundamentals of throwing on the wheel, handbuilding and glazing; so that by the end of the class you will have a portfolio of finished work. The main goal of this class is to create as well as appreciate expressive, beautiful three dimensional clay forms. Taught by Victoria Schmidlapp. Ages 18+. 

Should the COMO need to cancel a class, a makeup date will be observed on a certain date. Makeup dates will not be observed in the case of a participant's inability to attend class.

Days & Times: Mondays, 6-8 p.m. - six week session.

Session 1: Sept 24-Oct. 29
Session 2: Nov. 5-Dec. 10

Makeup dates: Oct. 9, Nov. 20 - 6-8 p.m.

Member Price: $150
Non-member Price: $180
Studio Fee (Mandatory for all new students): $30 (includes 25 lbs. of clay, firing and glazes) 


Intermediate Pottery 

This is a class for those experienced students that want to further explore clay as an artistic medium. Students will be shown technical demonstrations every class and will have the option to apply the technique to their projects. The goal of this class is to allow students to walk away with a more technical aptitude in ceramic arts. Taught by Victoria Schmidlapp. Ages 18+. Intro to Pottery is a prerequisite. 

Should the COMO need to cancel a class, a makeup date will be observed on a certain date. Makeup dates will not be observed in the case of a participant's inability to attend class.

Section 1 : Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. - six week session.

Session 1: Sept 26-Oct. 31
Session 2: Nov. 7-Dec. 12
Makeup dates: Oct. 16, Nov. 27 - 6-8 p.m.

Section 2 : Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. - six week session.

Session 1: Sept 27-Nov. 1
Session 2: Nov. 8-Dec. 20
Makeup dates: Oct. 2, Nov. 13, 6-8 p.m.

Section 3 : Fridays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. - six week session.

Session 1: Sept 28-Nov. 2
Session 2: Nov. 9-Dec. 14
Makeup dates: Oct. 23, Dec. 4 - 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Member Price: $150
Non-member Price: $180
Studio Fee (Mandatory for all new students): $30 (includes 25 lbs. of clay, firing and glazes) 


Slip Slidin' Workshop

Ages 16+

Explore the relationship between texture and color in this one day, two part workshop. Using layered clay slip techniques you will create a unique work of art! The morning session will consist of students creating a slab rolled plate, bowl or set of coasters. In the afternoon session, students will investigate decoration, drawing, imagery, and narrative. Through discussion, demonstration, and collaboration, we hope to awaken new possibilities in all of our work! The only prerequisite is a willingness to have fun and embrace the deliberate awkwardness of finding oneself in unknown territory. Work will be fired and clear glazed by the instructor and available for pick up two weeks later.

Taught by Victoria Schmidlapp. Should the COMO need to cancel a class, a makeup date will be observed. Makeup dates will not be observed in the case of a participant's inability to attend class.

Dates and Times: Saturdays, | 10 a.m.-12 p.m., 1:30-4 p.m. 

Session 1: Sept. 15
Session 2: Nov. 3
 

Makeup Dates: Sept. 22, - 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Member Price: $55
Non-member Price: $85
Material Fee: $10


Glaze Workshop

Ever wanted to know more about glazing? Well now you can with this 2 week workshop. We will go over the essentials of what goes into making a glaze as well as tips and tricks to glaze application. Students will also learn about screen printing and applying decals on glazed ceramics that have been made in the COMO studio. 
Taught by by Victoria Schmidlapp. Ages 18+. 

*Must have 2 pieces of bisque ware to test glazes and/or already glazed ware that has been made at the COMO studio in order to do screen printing and decals prior to class start. Prior ceramics knowledge required.

Member Price: $25
Non-member Price: $35

Material fee: $10

Days & Times: Fridays, 12-1 p.m., 

Session 1: Sept. 7, 14
Session 2: Oct. 5, 12
Session 3: Nov. 2, 16

Should the COMO need to cancel a class, a makeup date will be observed on a certain date. Makeup dates will not be observed in the case of a participant's inability to attend class.

Makeup dates: Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 14


Create Your Own Dinnerware Workshop

Ever dream about creating your own dinnerware set? Now, with this class, you can! This three week long class is devoted to the creation of your own dinnerware set of two. Get ready for a fun exploration into creating your own set of mugs/cups, bowls and plates. Now your guest will not only be complementing your food, but what it is served on as well. 
Taught by by Victoria Schmidlapp. Ages 18+. 

Member Price: $75

Non-member Price: $105

Materials Fee: $10

Days & Times: Mondays, 3-5 p.m.

Session 1: Sept. 24-Oct. 8
Session 2: Nov. 5-19
Session 3: Dec. 3-17

Should the COMO need to cancel a class, a makeup date will be observed on a certain date. Makeup dates will not be observed in the case of a participant's inability to attend class.

Makeup dates: Sept. 19, Nov. 26, Dec. 18