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.


Monthly Date Night 
Pottery Workshops
Class Dates Day and Time Non-Member / Member Fee   Register
January 1/17/2023 FRI 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. $90 / $81 per couple Register Here
February 2/10/2023 FRI 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. $90 / $81 per couple Register Here
March 3/10/2023 FRI 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. $90 / $81 per couple Register Here
April 4/14/2023 FRI 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. $90 / $81 per couple Register Here
May 5/12/2023 FRI 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. $90 / $81 per couple Register Here
June 6/9/2023 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 1/28/2023 SAT 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $50/ $45 Register Here
Centering and Wedging Bootcamp 3/18/2023 SAT 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $50 / $45 Register Here
Centering and Wedging Bootcamp 5/20/2023 SAT 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $50 / $45 Register Here

Pottery Wheel - Let's Try the Pottery Wheel

The most important aspect of the pottery wheel is centering your clay piece.  This class will help you gain confidence and experience in centering.  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 2. All supplies included. 

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Pottery Wheel Workshop Date Day and Time Non-Member /
Member Fee
Register
Let's Try the Pottery Wheel 3/25/2023 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 - Easter Egg Shakers

Students will make Easter Egg Shakers out of clay.  Small pieces of clay will stay inside the egg to make a noise when shaken. Eggs will be glazed. Pick up in several weeks once they have been fired. All supplies included.

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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

Wheel & Handbuilding- 

Mini Bird House

Students will throw a small cylinder on the pottery wheel and then add to a handbuilt roof.  Cut out windows and add textures for interest. All supplies included. 

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Hand-building Pottery 
Workshop
Class Dates Day and Time Non-Member /  
Member Fee            
Register
Hand-built Easter Egg Shakers 3/4/2023 SAT 10:00 a.m. - 
12:00 p.m.
$50/ $45 Register Here
Wheel & Hand-build Mini Bird House 6/17/2023 SAT 10:00 a.m. - 
12:00 p.m.
$50 / $45 Register Here

POTTERY PAINTING AND DECORATION

Select from various workshops to paint and decorate pre-made clay pieces.  These clay pieces have been made and fired once which is called bisque firing. 

Glaze and Decorating Techniques Workshop

The Glazing Techniques workshop will teach you unique ways to glaze and decorate your bisque ware by taping, using stencils, and stamping.

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Bisque Pottery Painting on Plates

Students will paint on premade and fired bisque ceramic plates. Learn various painting techniques to decorate. Select from a variety of colors. Pick up at a later date once plates have been fired. All supplies included. 


Pottery Painting and Decorating 
Projects
Date Day and Time Non-member /
Member Fee
Register
Glaze and Decorating Techniques Apr 8, 2023 SAT 10:00 am - 12:00 pm $50 / $45 Register Here
Bisque Pottery Painting on Plates Apr 14, 2023 FRI 6:30 - 8:00 pm $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.

Mother's Day Flowerpot


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

Saturday, April 29, 2022

10:00  - 11:30 a.m.

$45 Non-member / $40.50 Member

Looking for something special to do for Mother's Day? This workshop would be perfect. Mom and child/ren will each sculpt a clay flowerpot. Then paint glaze on the wet clay. Come back in a few weeks to pick it up once it's been fired.

* The $45 fee is for a parent and one child.  Additional child/ren is a $10 fee.  

 

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Double-the-Fun Family
Pottery Workshops
Date                    Day and Time Non-Member 
/
Member
Register
Mother's Day Flowerpot 4/29/2023 SAT 10:00 - 
11:30 am
$45/ $40.50 
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