Spring 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

(Ages 16+)

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.  Six week sessions on either Monday evenings 6-8 p.m. or Wednesday afternoons 2-4 p.m.

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.

Dates & Times:

Section I: Mondays, 6-8 p.m. - six week session

Session 1: April 8-May 13
Session 2: May 20-June 24
Make-up dates: April 30, May 28, 6pm-8pm

Section II: Wednesdays, 2-4 p.m. - six week session

Session 1: April 24-May 29
Make-up dates: June 5, 2-4 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 I : Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. - six week session.

Session I: March 20-April 24
Session II: May 1-June 5
Makeup dates: March 26 & May 14 - 6-8 p.m.

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

Session I: March 28-May 2
Session II: May 9-June 13
Makeup dates: April 9 & May 21 - 6-8 p.m.

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

Session I: March 22-April 26
Session II: May 3-June 7
Makeup dates: April 4 & May 23 - 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) 



Glaze & Decal 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.

Dates & Times: Thursdays, 4-5 p.m. | This is only a two-day class in a three-week period to allow for kiln firings.
Session 1: April 4-18
Session 2: May 16-30
Makeup dates: April 25 & June 6 | 4-5 p.m.

Member Price: $25
Non-member Price: $35
Material fee: $10

 

Family Clay

(Ages 3-8 with guardian)

Envious of the great things your kids make? Now adults may join their kids in our family pottery class! Participants will be exposed to and gain experience from a professional pottery studio. Students will learn handbuilding, sculpting techniques and how to use the potter's wheel. Multiple surface decoration techniques will be demonstrated and used. No prior experience is required. More challenging work will be assigned to students with previous experience. Registration pricing includes one child and one caregiver.

Dates & Times: May 6-May 27 | Mondays, 4-5 p.m.

Member Price: $100
Non-Member Price: $130
Materials Fee: $10