Pottery Sessions & Socials

The COMO has a brand new pottery studio, right in the COMO Main Building at 28 Cutler Street. 

Stay tuned for upcoming Pottery Events and Socials!

 

Family Clay Play

Come explore and have fun with clay in this preschool and parent class!  Alongside their instructor and parents, students will learn basic hand building techniques and paint with non-toxic glaze to add a pop of color to their creations at the end.  Clay is a tactile medium that teaches us about structure, shape and form while allowing expression through creativity.  A great learning experience for kids and adults alike!

Dates & Times of Upcoming Sessions: 

Summer Session: Fridays, June 2 - June 23 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Fall I Session: Fridays, September 15- October 6 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Fall II Session: Fridays, October 13- November 3 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Winter Session: Fridays, November 10- December 8 (Skip November 24) | 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Member Price: $65 per session

Non-member Price: $95 per session

Materials Fee: $10 per session

Sip and Spin

Come join us for a fun night out at the COMO Pottery Studio! Bring your favorite wine or brew and sip through a professional wheel throwing demo. Small snacks will also be provided.  Then be instructed how to throw your own creation on the pottery wheel.  Clay and firing for one piece is included, additional $2.00 per piece after.  Creations will be fired and glazed by instructor and can be picked up two weeks later.  

Dates & Times:

First Friday of the Month:

No July Sip & Spin, August 11, September 1, October 6, November 3, December 1 | 6:30-8:30 pm

Member Price: $25 per session

Non-member Price: $35 per session

Teen/Young Adult Wheel Pottery Workshop

Ages 13-18

Learn the essentials of throwing on the potter’s wheel, from centering to pulling to trimming.  Work will be glazed as the end of the session.  No previous experience needed, but be prepared to have fun and get messy! Short nails and long hair pulled back required. Glazing will be done by instructor and available for pick up 2 weeks after the session.

Materials fee: $10

Member Price: $25

Nonmember Price: $35

 

Scratching the Surface

18+

Explore the relationship between texture and color in this one day, two part workshop. Using layered clay slips and reduction techniques you will create a unique piece for your collection! The morning session will consist of students constructing a plate, bowl, or set of coasters as well as applying colored slips. In the afternoon session, when the clay has firmed up, the magic begins with the multi-color reveal! Work will be fired and glazed by the instructor and available for pick up two weeks later. No previous clay experience needed. 

Dates & Times: 

Summer: July 22

Fall: November 4

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Lunch Break) 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Member Price: $35

Non-member Price: $45

Materials Fee: $5

 

Sgraffito- Surface Decoration

18+

Saturday, October 7 | 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Learn an age old practice of surface decoration. Students get to draw a pattern, illustrate a story or create a motif of your very own!  No experience needed, instruction will be given on basic carving and drawing techniques.  Bring your own pot OR purchase a hand thrown pot from the “artist in residency” Rebecca Hnatiuk.  Cup, Bowl or Plate can be purchased at the workshop price ranging from $15-30 per piece.  Work will be fired and glazed by instructor and available for pick up two weeks after session.

Member Price: $25

Non-member Price: $35

 

Dry Throwing

18+

Sunday, August 20 | 3:00-5:00 PM

Basic understanding of the pottery wheel needed.  Want to learn a new approach to throwing on the wheel that requires little to no water?  Students will learn how to carve, push and stretch the clay on the pottery wheel to create beautiful textured pots. Trimmed and glazed by instructor available for pick up two weeks after session.

Member Price: $25

Non-member Price: $35

 

Ornament Making  

18+

No experience needed.  Create beautiful hand built ornaments for the holidays.  Learn how to make flat and three dimensional forms the first week and come back the second week to glaze and make them pop with color!  Pick up finished pieces two weeks after final session.

Dates & Times:

Saturday, December 2 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Saturday, December 9 | 10:00 AM -12:00 PM

Member Price: $50

Nonmember Price: $70

 

Screen Printing on Clay

18+ 

Experience two mediums colliding in this collaborative workshop! Week one we will dive into creating a 2D digital design in our computer lab. Instructors will transfer designs to screens in preparation for printing. Week two you will create your "ceramic canvas" and screen print your design using colored slips. Pieces will be fired and clear glazed by instructors. Students will come back in week three for a discussion of process and finished work. No previous clay experience necessary.

Dates & Times: Check back for upcoming sessions.

Member Price: $60

Non-member Price: $75

Materials fee: $5

 

Host Your Own Party

Share a birthday or host some friends at the COMO pottery studio! Call the front office to schedule a private session with our pottery instructor for you and your guests. This opportunity is available to small groups of four to eight people. Please call for more details and pricing.  

Bench Time

For $10/hour you will be able to work in the studio, at your own pace, continuing projects from class and sharpening your pottery techniques! Bench time can be purchased at the COMO main office, online, or in the studio during the following scheduled times: 

Monday: 4:30 - 6:30 PM

Wednesday: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Thursday: 4:30- 6:30 PM