Pottery Workshops

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
July 7/31/2020 FRI  6:00 - 8:00 p.m. $90 / $81 per couple Register Here
August 8/21/2020 FRI 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. $90 / $81 per couple Register Here
September 9/25/2020 FRI 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. $90 / $81 per couple Register Here
October 10/30/2020 FRI 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. $90 / $81 per couple Register Here
November 11/20/2020 FRI 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. $90 / $81 per couple Register Here

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


Ages 14 and over, Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

$50 non-member / $45 member

Learn to throw a cylinder on the wheel and then shape it into a mug. When the mug is done, pull clay to form a handle and attach it. A demonstration will be done first, then the class will give it a go. Mugs will be decorated based on a theme. Each month will be a different theme. Select a glaze, then the instructor will paint and fire when ready. Pick up your mug at a later date. All supplies included.

Leila mug
Monthly Mug
Class Dates Day and Time Non-Member / 
Member Fee
August:  Summer Mug 8/29/2020 SAT 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. $50 / $45 Register Here
September:  Fall Mug 9/19/2020 SAT 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. $50 / $45 Register Here
October:  Halloween Mug 10/24/2020 SAT 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. $50 / $45 Register Here
November:  Holiday Mug 11/21/2020 SAT 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. $50 / $45 Register Here


Ages 14 and up, Sat, Aug. 8, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and Sat. Aug 15, 10:00 a.m. - noon

$75 non-member / $67.50 member

Create your own jewelry including earrings and pendants out of clay! Have fun making variations of shapes, forms, and surfaces for your one-of-a-kind jewelry. This is a 2-day class where you make your clay jewelry the first week, then come back to glaze it the next week. All supplies included.

Ceramic HB session 1.5
Clay Jewelry 
Time Non-Member/ 

Sat. August 8 and
Sat. August 15
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$75 / $67.50 Register Here
Wheel Picture

Serving Platters and Bowls

Ages 14 and over, Saturdays. Oct. 3, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and Oct. 17, 10:00 a.m. - noon

$75 non-member / $67.50 member

Challenge yourself to make large platters and bowls. Some experience on the potter’s wheel is required and must be comfortable working with 4-6 pounds of clay. This is a 2-day class where you make your clay pieces the first week, then come back in 2 weeks to glaze it. All supplies included.

Serving Platters & Bowls Time Non-Member / Member Register
Sat. Oct. 3
Sat. Oct. 17
9:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - noon
$75 / $ 67.50 Register Here

Holiday Clay Ornaments

Ages 14 and over, 

Tuesday, Dec 1 & Saturday, Dec 8

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

$25 Non-member / $22.50 Member

Make your own holiday gifts this year in our one-day ceramic ornament workshop. We'll be making clay ornaments that are perfect gifts for friends & family, or to keep for yourself. All ornaments will be glazed and fired in the kiln and will be cherished forever.  These workshops are offered on various days, Tuesday and Saturday morning. You're sure to find a day that works!

Holiday Clay 
Time Non-Member /
Tue, Dec 1 10:30 am - 12:00 pm $25 / $22.50 Register Here
Sat, Dec 5 10:30 am - 12:00 pm $25 / $22.50 Register Here

ArtsConnect Pottery Workshop Instructors

Jennifer Watson on the wheel

Jennifer Watson:

Jennifer received her MFA from the University of Cincinnati DAAP in 2018. She has 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 Date Night Pottery classes.  

Leila Srouji:

Leila is a Louisville, Kentucky native who transplanted to the Queen City six years ago and received a bachelors degree from the University of Cincinnati. After a six week beginner’s throwing course at Core Clay she instantly fell in love with pottery and has not looked back since. She did a yearlong residency at Core Clay where she taught beginner wheel throwing courses and learned the ins and outs of a pottery studio. Shortly after  completing her residency, Leila moved into a private studio of her own where she is pursuing a full time career in ceramics. Her dream is to outfit restaurants and cafes with her tableware collections but for now she is focused on offering work via online shop restocks on Etsy. Leila teaches our Wednesday night Intro to Wheel class and Saturday, Monthly Mug Workshops.

Jamie Grauvogel:

Jamie is a ceramic artist, art educator and owner of Graybird Pottery, LLC. She received a BA in Art Education and BFA in ceramics at Mount Saint Joseph University. As an educator and professional artist Jamie has a constant thirst for knowledge, trying new techniques and finding new innovative ways to create. Jamie brings these new innovations into her classroom in the ArtsConnect Kids and Adult Pottery classes and into her Creative Workshops.

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). The ArtsConnect Springfield Township Community Arts Center follows Finneytown School District inclement weather closings. 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