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
May 5/20/2022 FRI 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. $90 / $81 per couple Register Here
June 6/17/2022 FRI 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. $90 / $81 per couple Register Here
July 7/8/2022 FRI 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. $90 / $81 per couple Register Here
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

Pottery Wheel 
Workshops
Class Dates Day and Time Non-Member /
Member Fee
Register
Beginner Mug Jan 22, 2022 SAT 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $50/ $45 Register Here
Wall Hanging Planter Feb 26, 2022 SAT 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $50 / $45 Register Here
St Patrick's Day Beer Stein March 5, 2022 SAT 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $50 / $45 Register Here
Mothers Day Mug April 23, 2022 SAT 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $50 / $45 Register Here
Fathers Day Mug May 28, 2022 SAT 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. $50 / $45 Register Here
Wall Hanging Planter June 18, 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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Hand-building Pottery 
Workshop
Class Dates Day and Time Non-Member /  
Member Fee            
Register
Couples Heart Mug (2 people per registration) Jan 28, 2022 FRI 6:00 p.m. - 
8:00 p.m.
$80/ $72 Register Here
Angular Template Bowls March 12, 2022 SAT 10:00 a.m. - 
12:00 p.m.
$50 / $45 Register Here
Easter Egg Salt and Pepper Shakers April 2, 2022
SAT 10:00 a.m. - 
12:00 p.m.
$50 / $45 Register Here
Mother's Day Pressed Flower Mug May 7, 2022 SAT 10:00 a.m. - 
12:00 p.m
$50 / $45 Register Here
Tripod Bowl or Mug June 4, 2022 SAT 10:00 a.m. - 
12:00 p.m
$50 / $45 Register Here

Angular Template Bowls -

These bowls are made using hand-building techniques. Students will roll out slabs of clay then place templates onto the clay and cut the pattern out.  They will attach the corners to complete the bowls.  These bowls are unique in design since they will not be your traditional round cylinder.  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.

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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St Patrick's Day and Father's Day 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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Easter Salt and Pepper Shakers

Students will hand build a set of Easter Egg-shaped Salt and Pepper Shakers out of clay.  They will decorate the outside then paint with glaze.  Shakers will be fired once the clay is dry.  Students will be notified once the shakers are ready to be picked up within a few weeks. All supplies included.

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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 Heart Bowl 


(Family of two included in price, $5 each additional family member)

Saturday, April 30, 2022

10:00  - 11:30 a.m.

$45 Non-member / $40.50 Member

Families will make an adorable heart-shaped bowl to give mom as a gift - or as an experience shared with mom. All supplies are included and all ages are welcome. The instructor will glaze and fire the clay pieces once they are dry. Pick up at a later date.

 

Double the Fun Family 
Pottery Workshops
Projects:
Date  Time Non-Member /
Member
Register
Mothers Day Heart Bowl SAT April 30, 2022 10:00 - 11:30 am $45 / $40.50 Register 

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

ArtsConnect Pottery Workshop Instructors

Jennifer Watson on the wheel
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Jennifer Watson:

Jennifer received her MFA from the University of Cincinnati DAAP in 2018. She has well over 10 years of wheel throwing experience and has been teaching ceramics since 2015. In addition to teaching, she runs her own small pottery business. Jennifer teaches the ArtsConnect Kids Wheel classes and many of our Date Night Pottery classes.  

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.

Sam Jayne:

Photo and bio coming soon! 

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