Classes

Become a part of our encouraging community in any of these enriching classes! Let our diverse education programs bring out your creative side with an afternoon workshop, enlightening discussion, or serious studio time.

We provide access to state-of-the-art facilities and a diverse and talented mix of teaching artists. These classes—for adults who have never touched clay, for skilled artisans, or for families looking for a weekend adventure—introduce dozens of interesting topics and serve a variety of commitment levels: from one day to 10 weeks and from hands-on instruction to gallery presentations.

Adult students also enjoy open access to our studios from 9 am to 9 pm, 6 days each week, and “midnight madness” (from 9 am – midnight) on Thursdays (subject to other NCC events and programming).

To preview our Autumn classes and workshops, click the image below.  Registration for Autumn education begins on Tuesday, July 28
   

 

  1. Beer Stein Workshop

    Mondays,
    October 19 & November 2
    Instructor: NCC Instructor
    Build your own stein and enjoy a complimentary beer at the Dangerous Man Taphouse with Northern Clay Center’s instructors. Learn More
    $30.00

  2. Land of Round Pots - Wheel-throwing 101 - McLearen

    Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
    November 2 - December 7
    Instructor: Brady McLearen
    Want to learn the basics of making clay art? Try one of these introductory classes that focus on construction and glazing techniques. Learn More
    $195.00

  3. Land of Round Pots - Wheel-throwing 101 - Groves

    Tuesdays, 10 am - 1 pm
    September 22 - October 27
    Instructor: Bianka Groves
    Want to learn the basics of making clay art? Try one of these introductory classes that focus on construction and glazing techniques. Learn More
    $195.00

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  4. Land of Round Pots - Wheel-throwing 101 - Groves

    Tuesdays, 10 am - 1 pm
    November 3 - December 8
    Instructor: Bianka Groves
    Want to learn the basics of making clay art? Try one of these introductory classes that focus on construction and glazing techniques. Learn More
    $195.00

  5. Land of Round Pots - Wheel-throwing 101 - Archibald

    Saturdays, 10 am - 1 pm
    September 19 - October 24
    Instructor: Ryan Archibald
    Want to learn the basics of making clay art? Try one of these introductory classes that focus on construction and glazing techniques. Learn More
    $195.00

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  6. Land of Round Pots - Wheel-throwing 101 - Archibald

    Saturdays, 10 am - 1 pm
    October 31 - December 5
    Instructor: Ryan Archibald
    Want to learn the basics of making clay art? Try one of these introductory classes that focus on construction and glazing techniques. Learn More
    $195.00

  7. The Three Graces of Handbuilding - Freund

    Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
    September 21 - November 26
    Instructor: Brett Freund
    Learn basic skills for ceramic sculpture and handbuilt pottery through a series of projects and demonstrations. This class will introduce the three basic methods of handbuilding: coiling, pinching, and slab-building, to provide the foundation for any project you can imagine. Learn More
    $195.00

  8. The Three Graces of Handbuilding - Freund

    Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
    October 2 - December 7
    Instructor: Brett Freund
    Learn basic skills for ceramic sculpture and handbuilt pottery through a series of projects and demonstrations. This class will introduce the three basic methods of handbuilding: coiling, pinching, and slab-building, to provide the foundation for any project you can imagine. Learn More
    $195.00

  9. Land of Round Pots - Wheel-throwing 101 - McLearen

    Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
    September 21 - October 26
    Instructor: Brady McLearen
    Want to learn the basics of making clay art? Try one of these introductory classes that focus on construction and glazing techniques. Learn More
    $195.00

  10. Focus on Forms: Vases

    Mondays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
    November 2 - December 7
    Instructor: Claire O'Connor
    Go vertical to make balanced, light, and functional vases, pitchers, and jars (including lids). Learn More
    $195.00

  11. Beginner Wheel-Throwing - Holt

    Wednesdays, 10 am - 1 pm
    September 16 - December 2
    Instructor: Erin Holt
    Discover the secrets of making great pots on the potter's wheel. Learn techniques for throwing such forms as bowls, cups, vases, and other uses for the pottery wheel as a tool. Learn More
    $395.00

  12. Beginner Wheel-Throwing - Kruse

    Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
    September 16 - December 2
    Instructor: Jennica Kruse
    Discover the secrets of making great pots on the potter's wheel. Learn techniques for throwing such forms as bowls, cups, vases, and other uses for the pottery wheel as a tool. Learn More
    $395.00

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  13. WAITLIST: Beginner Wheel-Throwing - Yogerst

    Thursdays, 10 am - 1 pm
    September 17 - December 3
    Instructor: Lucy Yogerst
    Discover the secrets of making great pots on the potter's wheel. Learn techniques for throwing such forms as bowls, cups, vases, and other uses for the pottery wheel as a tool. Learn More
    $395.00

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  14. Advanced Pottery - Denecke

    Thursdays, 1 - 4 pm
    September 17 - December 3
    Instructor: Leila Denecke
    Expand your knowledge of throwing techniques as you improve your technical skills and diversify your repertoire of forms, surface decoration, and glazing methods. Learn More
    $395.00

  15. Intermediate Pottery - Helke

    Fridays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
    September 18 - December 4
    Instructor: Mike Helke
    Take your skills to the next level as you learn additional techniques for throwing more complicated forms such as faceted bowls, handled mugs, footed plates, and some altered forms. Learn More
    $395.00

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