Classes

Class sessions range from 8 to 12 weeks for all levels are available throughout the week. These classes focus on throwing and/or hand building techniques.
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Students will receive group instruction as well as individual instruction based on experience. All levels are welcome. Some classes focus on hand building, others focus on throwing on the potter’s wheel, and some cover sculpture techniques. Classes run one day per week for 8-12 weeks. Please contact us or the teacher listed under a specific class for more information.

*PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: paying online in advance or contact the teacher to reserve your spot.

Throwing and Hand Building

Stephanie Wicker

Mondays: 7pm – 10 pm
Starting Sept. 10, 2018
Cost: $330 for 12 weeks

CLASS IS FULL

Email Stephanie for more information.

Beginner focus but all skill levels welcome.

CLASS IS FULL

Stephanie is an avid clay lover and is excited to introduce people to the ceramics world. This class will cover all aspects of working with clay, but will focus mainly on wheel throwing. During the class students will see demonstrations on the potter’s wheel, as well as hand building techniques. Then they will be able to explore these processes at their own pace. Students will also be encouraged use all the tools and equipment the studio has to offer while they explore all things clay, in a fun and relaxed environment.

Hand Building

Anna Crooks

Tuesday Mornings: 9am - 12 pm
Starting Sept. 11, 2018
Cost: $330 for 12 weeks

Call Anna  at 410-892-3674 or Email Anna

All skill levels welcome.


Hand Building




Through the course of this class, students will be instructed in an array of hand building techniques.  Classes will include demonstrations, group exercises, and independent time where students will be encouraged to pursue the projects of their own choosing.  We will explore varied modes of expression in a laid-back atmosphere.  Each student can find techniques that work for them and have fun with clay

TUESDAY NIGHTS - THE TEAPOT & PARTNER VESSELS

Adam Conway + Vianney Paul

Tuesday, 7-10pm
Starting Sept. 11, 2018
Cost: $330 for 12 weeks

Adam Conway

Intermediate to Advanced.


Conscious Crafting




Co-taught by Adam and Vianney, the first six weeks of this course will focus on teacups, teabowls, yunomis, chawans, and other “satellite” items surrounding the teapot, while the second half will culminate in the making of teapots and completing sets. Although some hand-building techniques will be demonstrated, the focus will be on the wheel, namely discussing strategies for creating consistent sets, throwing off the hump, and ultimately assembling teapots and dealing with the challenges of their many parts. Some experience making lids and handles and throwing off the hump is recommended but not mandatory.

Throwing and Hand Building

Whitney Simpkins

Wednesdays: 7-10 pm
Starting Sept. 12, 2018
Cost: $330 for 12 weeks

CLASS IS FULL

Email Whitney for more information.

All levels are welcome.

CLASS IS FULL

Start with the basics, we will explore new techniques in a relaxed environment. Whether you want to learn the basics or advance your skills, we will focus on your individual needs.  We will explore the potential of clay for both functional work and decorative pieces.

For the Love of Clay

Vicki McComas

Thursdays: 12-3pm
Starting Sept. 20, 2018

Cost:  $280 for 10 weeks
Call Vicki at (410) 327-6635

All levels are welcome.


For the Love of Clay




Join Vicki in creating functional or sculptural works, utilizing hand-building and/or throwing techniques. Make works that warm both the heart and the soul. Vicki’s love for clay spans more than 30 years and reflects the world around her in extraordinary ways. She is a graduate of Maryland Institute College of Art and has been in their Continuing Studies program since 1985. Her work is featured in galleries in Pennsylvania, Texas, and Maryland. All levels are welcome and lunch is included!

Throwing and Hand Building with

Tamer Zaki

Thursdays: 7-10pm
Starting Sept. 13, 2018

CLASS IS FULL

Cost: $330 for 12 weeks
Call Tamer at (410) 306-5192

All levels are welcome.

CLASS IS FULL

All levels welcome! Tamer’s ceramics are inspired by Japanese forms and textures. In this class, students will learn how to make bowls, cups, plates, and vases on the potter’s wheel. We will also include demonstrations of large platters, casseroles, and multi-element vessels.


Class Registration Please call the instructors with questions about specific classes or to register for classes. Alternatively, call the Potters Guild (410-235-4884). Payment is due by the first class meeting. Our current classes are for adults unless otherwise stated in the description. Major credit cards accepted. Our studio is wheelchair accessible.


Additional Information The Potters Guild follows Baltimore City’s policy for school closures due to snow. Materials and Firing Fee are included in CLASS price, under most conditions. See instructor about extremely large work or overly prolific work. - Cash or checks preferred. A class that fails to meet the minimum enrollment may be canceled.  If you need to withdraw, do so on or before the second time the class meets to receive a full refund. After the second class, no refunds will be given.