POTTERY WORKSHOPS

ArtsConnect offers different pottery workshop techniques for all ages. Whether you want to try the pottery wheel or do hand-building, we offer it all!  Workshops are the best way to try a pottery technique without committing to a class. Enjoy a fun night out with your sweetheart or friends during one of our monthly date night pottery workshops.  Or register for a pottery wheel workshop to learn the process of throwing on the wheel.  Pottery wheel too challenging for you, then you'll love our hand-building workshops. Most workshops are held on Saturdays and last for several hours.  We do offer several workshops for more than one day.  Make sure to check the days and times. All supplies are included.  Make your clay creation and select a glaze.  The instructor will glaze once it has been fired.  Pick up finished artwork in several weeks.  No experience necessary in most classes.

DATE NIGHT POTTERY CLASS
Ages 18 and up, Fridays, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

$90 non-members per couple / $81  members per couple

Try out the pottery wheel with a sweetheart or friend! Have a creative date night learning the basics of throwing on the potter's wheel. Don't have a sweetheart, come with a friend.  Participants will receive step-by-step instructions. No experience necessary. Select your best pieces and desired glaze then instructor will paint and fire. Pick up your pottery at a later date. The workshop fee of $90 covers class instruction for two people, use of pottery wheels, clay, glaze and firing.


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Monthly Date Night 
Pottery Workshops
Class Dates Day and Time Non-Member / Member Fee   Register
August 8/12/2022 FRI 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. $90 / $81 per couple Register Here
September 9/9/2022 FRI 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. $90 / $81 per couple Register Here
October 10/14/2022 FRI 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. $90 / $81 per couple Register Here
November 11/11/2022 FRI 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. $90 / $81 per couple Register Here
December 12/9/2022 FRI 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. $90 / $81 per couple Register Here

POTTERY WHEEL WORKSHOPS

Ages 14 and over,  Saturdays

Fees vary based on the length of the Workshop

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Pottery Wheel - Centering and Wedging Bootcamp

The most important aspect of the pottery wheel is centering your clay piece.  This class will help you gain confidence and experience in centering clay on the potter's wheel.  You will also learn the importance of wedging your clay. Practice, practice practice is the main part of this workshop! You will throw a number of pieces and get to keep two pieces. All supplies included. 

Pottery Wheel 
Workshops
Class Dates Day and Time Non-Member /
Member Fee
Register
Centering and Wedging Bootcamp 7/16/2022 SAT 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $50/ $45 Register Here
Centering and Wedging Bootcamp 9/10/2022 SAT 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $50 / $45 Register Here
Centering and Wedging Bootcamp 11/5/2022 SAT 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $50 / $45 Register Here

Pottery Wheel - Octoberfest Beer Stein

Students will throw a cylinder on the wheel and shape it into a mug.  They will learn how to make a curve handle and attach it.  Then if desired, they may hand sculpt a beer hop or other item to attach to the face of the mug.  Students will select a colored glaze and instructor will glaze and fire once the clay piece has dried. Pick up your finished clay piece at a later date. All supplies are included. 

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Pottery Wheel Workshop Date Day and Time Non-Member /
Member Fee
Register
Octoberfest Beer Stein 9/17/2022 SAT 10:00 a.m. - 
12:00 p.m.
$50 / $45 Register Here

HAND-BUILDING POTTERY WORKSHOPS

Ages 14 and over,  Saturdays

Fees vary based on the length of the Workshop

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Handbuilding - Garden Planter 

Learn to make a garden planter by doing hand-building techniques.  You will roll slabs and coils, then add texture.  Students will select a colored glaze and the instructor will glaze and fire once the clay piece has dried. Pick up your finished clay piece at a later date. All supplies are included.

These forms are what we'll be going for by rolling slabs over wooden templates and attaching them together at the corners.
These forms are what we'll be going for by rolling slabs over wooden templates and attaching them together at the corners.
These forms are what we'll be going for by rolling slabs over wooden templates and attaching them together at the corners.
These forms are what we'll be going for by rolling slabs over wooden templates and attaching them together at the corners
These forms are what we'll be going for by rolling slabs over wooden templates and attaching them together at the corners

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Santa and Tree 

Using slab hand-building construction, form textured cones to make a ceramic tree and a simple Santa. Cut holes in the tree and add a candle to create a festive decoration. Use underglaze to paint the Santa.  Students will be notified once their clay pieces have been fired and are ready to be picked up. All supplies included.

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Hand-building Pottery 
Workshop
Class Dates Day and Time Non-Member /  
Member Fee            
Register
Garden Planter 8/13/2022 SAT 10:00 a.m. - 
12:00 p.m.
$50/ $45 Register Here
Santa and Tree 11/12/2022 SAT 10:00 a.m. - 
12:00 p.m.
$50 / $45 Register Here

DOUBLE THE FUN FAMILY POTTERY WORKSHOPS

Make some special memories with your family at one of our Family Pottery Workshops.  Families of two will each make a pottery piece based on a specific holiday.  Pay one price for two people.  Each additional family member will be an extra $5 per person. Participants will make their clay artwork, then select a glaze and the instructor will glaze and fire them at a later time.  Pick up in several weeks once it has been fired.

Family Holiday Ornaments


(Family of two included in the price, $10 each additional family member)

Saturday, November 5, 2022

10:00  - 11:30 a.m.

$40 Non-member / $36 Member

Make lasting memories with your loved ones. Families will make numerous holiday clay ornaments. The instructor will glaze and fire the clay pieces once they are dry. Pick up at a later date. All supplies are included and all ages are welcome. 

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Double-the-Fun Family
Pottery Workshops
Date Day and Time Non-Member /
Member
Register
Family Holiday 
Ornaments
11/5/2022 SAT 10:00 - 11:30 am $40 / $36
additional 
child $10
Register Here

Having trouble registering online?  Call Lisa Zupon - (513) 728-4266. Lisa can register you over the phone.

ArtsConnect Pottery Workshop Instructors

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Sam Jayne:

Bio coming soon! 

Chris Taulbee:

Christopher Taulbee is the owner of Taul Arts Studio, an arts production company that offers commissioned art services, private art instruction, and guitar instruction. Chris has worked both locally and nationally for companies to create signage, print media, web content, murals, logos, and more! Chris teaches Adult Intro and Wheel, as well as numerous pottery workshops.  Chris also is an avid guitarist and teaches our beginning guitar lessons.

Class Cancellations & Weather Closings


A minimum of six students must be enrolled for the session prior to the stated deadline for the class to take place (maximum 12 students). Any weather closings will be made by ArtsConnect in advance with notification through social media and our Facebook page. To verify closings, call 513-522-2108.

Due to costs incurred in planning for art classes, full refunds will only be issued when the Arts Council cancels the class. Class cancellations made within 10 business days of the class start date are eligible for a refund, minus a $5 administration fee per student. Refunds will be made by check, not to a credit card. To notify us of a cancellation, please send an email to artsinfo@springfieldtwp.org.

Checks are payable to ArtsConnect and can be mailed to 9150 Winton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231

For more information, call 522-2108