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New Classes for

Spring 2024

If a class is out of stock, please contact to join the waitlist!

Throwing on the
Potters Wheel

Option 1:

Skill level: Beginners and Advanced beginners

Seven Tuesday evenings  6:30p.m.-9:00p.m.

Dates: April 2 - May 7, Glaze class May 28

Instructor: Tim Scull

Tuition: $350, firing fees not included

Tim Scull throwing clay on a potter's wheel

Option 2:

Wheel Throwing and Introduction to Wood Firing

Skill level: Advanced beginners

Seven Friday evenings 7:00p.m.-9:30p.m.

Dates: April 5 - May 10, Glaze class May 31

Instructor: Maddisen Fostyni 

Tuition: $350, firing fees not included

An all-levels wheel throwing class consisting of both construction and lecture, geared toward preparing returning students for the wood firing experience. Primary focus is wheel throwing, a few sessions will be dedicated to making and glazing for CCW's wood kilns.

Maddisen Fostyni holding a wood-fired ceramic teapot

Option 3:

Skill level: Beginners and Advanced beginners

Seven Saturday mornings 9:30a.m.-12 noon 

Dates: April 6 - May 11, Glaze class June 1 

Instructor: Abigail Jensen 

Tuition: $350, firing fees not included

Abigail Jensen holding a wood-fired vase

Option 4:

Skill level: Beginners only

Seven Thursday evenings 6:30p.m.-9:00p.m.

Dates: April 4 - May 9, Glaze class May 30

Instructor: Tim Scull

Tuition: $350, firing fees not included

Students observe a wheel-throwing demonstration

If you have ever dreamed of working with clay or are eager to return to clay, this is a great opportunity to get dirty, creative and have a blast. Forms like bowls, cups, mugs, and plates will be covered in detail in this beginner class.

A 25 pound bag of clay is included in these classes.

Exploring Advanced Pottery Techniques

Skill level: Intermediates - Advanced only

Seven Wednesday mornings : 10:00a.m. - 12:30p.m.

Dates: Dates: April 3 - May 15

Instructors: Robert Riggs, Hunter Cady, Brandon Stolicny, Maddisen Fostyni

Tuition: $380 firing fees not included

Robert Riggs smiling and sitting at a potter's wheel
Robert Riggs

Pitchers, handles, spouts, and more!

A pitcher with a sculpted face, created by Robert Riggs
Brandon Stolicny standing in front of the train kiln
Brandon Stolicny

"We will focus on creating ceramics with a more organic and natural feel as well as encouraging a looser approach to the making process. I will demo and discuss clay, techniques, and creating works specifically for wood firing in order to maximize atmospheric kiln effects"

A wood-fired tea bowl made by Brandon Stolicny
Hunter Cady stokes a wood-fired kiln
Hunter Cady

"We will concentrate on creating ceramic vessels intended for serving. There will be an emphasis on alterations of the forms we create which will include bowls, platters, and trays. Through demonstration and discussion we will address the functional and sculptural elements of form"

A wood-fired ceramic serving bowl made by Hunter Cady
 Maddisen Fostyni in a chamber of the Noborigama kiln
Maddisen Fostyni

"We will spend some time on surface decoration and finishes to achieve pots that are well thought-out and balanced"

A wood-fired moon jar crafted by Maddisen Fostyni

Skill level: Beginners and Advanced beginners only

Seven Thursday mornings 10:00a.m.-12:30p.m.

Dates: April 4 - May 9, Glaze class May 30

Instructor: Maddisen Fostyni & Katie Kaminski

Tuition: $350 firing fees not included


A wood-fired pitcher made by  Maddisen Fostyni
Two wood-fired jugs

This class will focus on both wheel throwing and hand building as well as the combination of both techniques making unusual one-of-a-kind pottery. Skill level: Beginners and Advanced beginners.

A 25 pound bag of clay is included in this class.

 Hand building for All 

Skill level: All levels welcome

Seven Wednesday evenings 7:00p.m.-9:30p.m.

Dates: April 3 - May 8, Glaze class May 29 

Instructor: Natalie Pittman & Katie Kaminski  

Tuition: $350 firing fees not included 

Natalie Pittman holding her hand-built ceramic sculpture
Katie Kaminski smiles at CCW

Learn about the fundamental skills in hand building with clay. Students will start with simple projects using pinch methods, coil building, and slab construction to build functional and sculptural objects before planning out projects independently. Demos and discussions will include how to use the pottery tools to your greatest advantage, introduce texture and design, and how to push the limitations of the clay. This course is great for any skill level from brand new to clay to the intermediate student. 

Student Bench Time:

when classes are not in session.

Tuesdays through Sundays 

9:00a.m. - 8:00p.m


REFER A FRIEND: Any present student who refers a friend who registers for a class will receive a complimentary bag of clay. 

Canton Clay Works has a spectacular collection of kilns and high fire glazes for our students use, rarely found in any studio setting 


Wheel throwing beginners new to CCW will not incur firing fees for their

first 10 pots made in the Fall session.

All returning students incur a firing fee of 5 cents

per cubic inch, billed quarterly. 

Cancellation Policy:

  • There will be no refunds for cancellations within 30 days of any workshop or class start date.

  • Cancellations before 30 days will be refunded only by credit to another workshop or class. 

  • That credit needs to be redeemed within one year. $100 will be deducted for all credit refunds for administrative costs.

  • Credit refund is not transferable to a third party. 

  • In the case that  CCW cancels a workshop or class  term, a full refund will be provided.

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