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: Fridays, June 2 - June 23 |12:00 - 1:00pm
Member Price: $65
Non-member Price: $95
Materials Fee: $10
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
February 4, March 3, April 7, May 5, June 2, skip July, August 4 | 6:30-8:30 pm
Member Price: $25 per session
Non-member Price: $35 per session
Learn basic hand building techniques including pinch, coil and slab; along with how to glaze and finish work. Create functional or sculptural art - anything goes!
Dates & Times: Fridays, June 2 - June 23 | 10:00–11:30am
Materials fee: $15.00
Member Price: $65
Nonmember Price: $95
Teen/Young Adult Wheel Pottery Workshop
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.
Date & Time: Friday, June 9th | 3:00pm- 5:00pm
Materials fee: $10
Member Price: $25
Nonmember Price: $35
Screen Printing on Clay
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: Fridays 5/12, 5/19, 5/26 | 6:30-8:30pm
Member Price: $60
Non-member Price: $75
Materials fee: $5
Scratching the Surface
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 multicolor reveal! Work will be fired and glazed by the instructor and available for pick up two weeks later. No previous clay experience needed.
Date & Time: Saturday April 1, 2017
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Lunch Break) 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Member Price $35.00
Materials Fee: $5.00
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:
Tuesday: 5:30 - 8:30pm
Wednesday: noon - 2pm/5:30 - 8:30 pm
Thursday: 5:30 - 8:30pm
Saturday: 10am - 3pm