Adult Classes

At Clay Dreaming, our Adult Classes offer a comprehensive journey through the art of pottery.

From Clay 1: Beginner, where students are introduced to both wheelthrowing and handbuilding techniques, to Clay 2: Intermediate, where skills are expanded with topics like lidded forms and glaze techniques, to Advanced Clay for experienced potters seeking personalized guidance and critique, our classes cater to all levels of expertise. Additionally, our Handbuilding classes provide thorough instruction in both basic and advanced techniques, allowing students to explore functional and sculptural forms while honing their skills in surface decoration and glazing.

Join us to unleash your creativity and master the art of pottery in a supportive studio environment 😊

This class is for students experiencing clay for the first time, or for those who desire a refresher course.  Students will gain basic foundations in both wheelthrowing and handbuilding skills. 

Wheelthrowing topics include wedging, centering, shaping, and trimming. Handbuilding topics teach use of studio equipment– slab roller, extruder, tools and textures-pinch, and coil. Students are also presented with aesthetic considerations, simple glazing techniques, and studio safety.

Clay body is purchased separately at the studio. 

Clay 2: Intermediate

Clay 2 is appropriate for students who have taken Clay 1 and are looking to expand their clay experience.

Instructor will introduce new topics, such as lidded forms, pots, making multiples, and larger vessels. Further investigation is given to glaze techniques, such as working with slip, stains and wax resist.

Clay body is purchased separately in studio.

Join studio instructor / potter JoAlice Stockwell Tuesday evenings to seek advice, critique and insight.  This night is designated for more experienced potters who work independently, but also desire a group setting with hands-on guidance.  Come with project ideas and receive individualized direction and encouragement.
Clay 1 & Clay 2 are required to be taken prior to signing up for this class.
Material fees are extra.

Beginner Handbuilding

This class is great for beginners, and provides basic handbuilding methods such as pinch, coil, and slab construction to create both functional and non-functional forms. You will learn how to sketch basic forms, and then translate your ideas/drawings into 3-dimensional forms! The goal is to Surface decorating and glazing techniques will also be addressed.

Advanced Handbuilding

Love handbuilding, and need space to grow your skills? Welcome to Advanced Handbuilding! Let’s create more complex sculptures and learn techniques such as— relief carving, sgraffito, and the multitude of surface techniques that clay and handbuilding can offer. Surface decorating and glazing techniques will also be addressed.
Offering: Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm
Clay Dreaming Next Sessions

Classes typically fill up quickly, and we work on a first come first serve basis for any open spots. There is a waiting list, and that can be a way into the class if anyone gives up their spot, please don’t hesitate to call to be placed on the list. Wait lists do not carry over from session to session. Join our mailing list to get information regarding new sessions beginning and exciting workshops!

Open Clay Studio

Are you a registered student at the studio? Come on in and practice your clay skills! Open studio time is included in all adult class fees, and practicing can result in significant progress. The studio has open studio hours every day at various times, and the calendar can be found on the home page, 

While there is often an abundance of experienced potters and artists in the studio to collaborate with, coming prepared to work independently is requested.

Family Clay: parents/adults & children age 6+

Little Fingers:  ages 6 – 8

Kids Clay:  ages 9-12

Teen Clay:  ages 13-18

This 6 week program will introduce children to the fun world of clay! Hand-building will be the focus as well as decorating and painting.


This 6 week program will introduce children to the fun world of clay.  Wheel-throwing & Handbuilding will be taught as well as decoration, painting, & glazing.


This 6 week program will introduce children to the fun world of clay.  Wheel-throwing & Handbuilding will be taught as well as decoration, painting, & glazing.


Whether your teen is a beginner or working on their portfolio, this 6 week program is an excellent option for teens interested in clay. Students will be introduced to hand-building and the wheel as well as surface decoration, painting, and glazing.

Baby Print Tiles

Cherish your little ones (the way they were) for a lifetime with our Baby Print Tiles. Capture hands & feet with a handmade 7×7-inch tile.  Choose from several different glaze colors!

WHEN: By Appointment

COST: $60 (includes glazing.firing fees)


Independent Study is a great option for students who feel comfortable working on their own, or for students who cannot commit to a weekly scheduled class.  Students registered for Independent Study enjoy unlimited access to the fully -equipped clay studio during “OpenStudio” hours.


Create art on your own schedule and meet a great group of potters in the process!  We offer a relaxed, communal atmosphere where you can share ideas with others or focus on your own work.

Choose from two great options:

12 Consecutive Month Commitment:

$155 per month

No Commitment/Month-by-Month:

$177 per month

Clay Parties

Share the experience with friends!

Our clay workshop/party is the perfect option to try something new together.  Up to 10 people, 90 minutes with an instructor, all materials, glazing and firing included

Completed items ready to pick up in about 2 weeks.  Ages 9 and up.


For a more personalized experience, meet 1-on-1 with an instructor!

Perfect for beginners or seasoned potters in need of a refresher. Add another for a perfect date night!  😊

90 minutes with an instructor on the wheel or handbuilding, all materials, glazing and firing included.  Completed items ready to pick up in about 2 weeks. Want more?

Our 4 lesson package will expand your knowledge to trimming, handbuilding, & glazing.