Summer Adult Pottery
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.
Introduction to Pottery
Try your hand at pottery for the first time, or get back into the fundamentals with Intro to Pottery! This course will cover basic hand-building methods, an introduction to glazing with a class or two spent on the potter’s wheel. Learn some essentials – how to form pinch pots, coil pots, work with slab pieces – and fall in love with ceramics!
Introduction II Special Topics:
Perfect for students who have taken Intro to Pottery, and want to further explore the world of ceramic design and graphics, Special Topics delves into unique building and decorative methods. Based on student interest, methods covered could include “broomstick” handbuilding, surface slip applications, mocha diffusion and more! All are welcome to this class, but please note that this course has been designed for students with some clay experience.
Intermediate Adult Pottery
A great fit for those who wish to develop more advanced clay techniques and increase their knowledge of ceramics as an art form. This course is designed for past students – COMO’s Introduction to Pottery class is a prerequisite required to register for the intermediate class. Individuals can sign up for the full eight weeks or can sign up for specific dates. This is ideal for those who want to make a single project or have questions/concerns about specific topics that arise during their own clay practice.
Students will learn how to manipulate clay in different ways different from traditional functional ware. The first couple classes will be introducing various methods of sculpting from realism to abstract. Students will then plan a bigger project to complete over the next few weeks. A final crit will end the session where students can share their learning process. Clay experience is not required, but is a plus.
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!