Wheel Throwing & Hand Building Classes

ALL CLASSES POSTPONED UNTIL AT LEAST May 4th, following the public school closures. Dates classes will resume is TBD and will be posted as soon as we know more.

In the meantime we have been disinfecting the studio multiple times a day.  Moving forward we will institute regular cleaning & disinfecting routines, and we will provide clear guidelines for safe & healthy behavior by all those who use the studio.

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One Day Cycle Samplers & Lil’ Cycle Samplers

Not ready to commit to a class? Try your hands at the wheel and hand build a unique ceramic piece during a one-time class, for teens, adults and parent/child on select Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays!  More info and Registration information under the Workshop tab.

NEW!!! Friday Morning Hand Building Class: “Pottery Off-The-Wheel” w/ Guest Potter Annette Gates *2 Spots Open enrollment through March 16th*

All Levels:
*Still open enrollment for when this class resumes.

6 weeks, Fridays 9:30am – Noon. March 6th (first class completed, 5 more classes TBD

$260, which includes a $30 materials (12.5 lbs of clay and glazes) and firing fee with extra studio time to practice on Saturdays or Sundays 10am-Noon.
$230 Without extra studio time

Click HERE to Register!

NEW!!!

Monday Afternoon Intro to Hand Building Class w/ Ceramicist Immer Cook

All Levels:
We will be using the vessel form to develop handbuilding techniques and our understanding of composition. Foot, body, rim, handle and spout are elements that can provide a wealth of opportunities for personal expression through both their utilitarian and fantastical applications. We will also explore the relationship of form and finish as we glaze and finish our work.

6 weeks, TBD  3-5:30pm

$260, which includes a $30 materials (12.5 lbs of clay and glazes) and firing fee with extra studio time to practice on Sundays 10am-Noon.

$230 Without extra studio time

Our New Registration Service & Form is Here: Register HERE!

Wednesday Kids (ages 7+) Wheel Throwing & Hand Building Class with Instructor Melissa Gilman FULL

Come join us for a fun, calm and centering time of working with your hands! Explore new textures and forms and discover what you’re able to create! Kids will work on a different hand building project each week and will also have the opportunity to work on the wheel. Enjoy a couple of hours to allow your imagination to come to life!

6 Weeks, March 4 – April 8  4-5:30pm, $170: includes all materials and firing fees.  6 kids maximum

Sibling Discount: 10% off the class fee for the 2nd (or more) child.

Class FULL – Check in for our next session starting April 15th. Click HERE for waitlist.

Thursday Kids (ages 7+) Wheel Throwing & Hand Building Class with Instructor Melissa Gilman FULL

Come join us for a fun, calm and centering time of working with your hands! Explore new textures and forms and discover what you’re able to create! Kids will work on a different hand building project each week and will also have the opportunity to work on the wheel. Enjoy a couple of hours to allow your imagination to come to life!

6 Weeks, March 5 – April 9  4-5:30pm, $170: includes all materials and firing fees.  6 kids maximum

Sibling Discount: 10% off the class fee for the 2nd (or more) child.

Class FULL – Check in for our next session starting April 16th. Click HERE for waitlist.

Tuesday Morning Adult Wheel Throwing with Kathryn Kothe FULL

Beginners-Intermediates: Join Kathryn in a relaxing morning, sun-filled studio wheel throwing class focusing on how to throw intentional shapes which dictate the function of a vessel.  The coffee and tea will be fresh and hot!

TBD, 10am-12:30pm. 6 Students Max

$260: With 2 hours extra studio time to practice on your choice of Saturdays or Sundays 10am-Noon.
$230: Without extra studio timeClass Fee includes a $30 materials (12.5 lbs of clay and glazes) and firing fee

 Waitlist only Click HERE to Register

Tuesday Night Adult Wheel Throwing Class w/ guest Potter Malea Rhodes FULL

TBD: 10 Weeks, Tuesdays 6:30-9pm

All Levels: In this class, learn wheel throwing techniques from basic forms to lidded vessels and beyond.  Handbuilding will be introduced as well and students will have the opportunity to develop skills in the realm of both wheel throwing and handbuilding.

$385: With 2 hours extra studio time to practice on your choice of Saturdays or Sundays 10am-Noon.
$335: Without extra studio time

FULL Click HERE to Register 

Wednesday Night Adult Wheel Throwing with Andrew Quient (pre-registration only)

All Levels, and for the intermediate to advanced students, will introduce more complex forms such as lidded jars and spouts, but beginners are welcome as well!  

TBD: 6 Weeks, Wednesdays 6:00-8:30pm (No Class April 8th: Passover)

$260: With 2 hours extra studio time to practice on your choice of Saturdays or Sundays 10am-Noon.
$230: Without extra studio time

Class Fee includes a $30 materials (12.5 lbs of clay and glazes) and firing fee

Pre-Registration Click HERE to Register!  

Thursday Night Adult Wheel Throwing Class with Instructor Liz Fieldsteel FULL

All Levels: In this class, Liz teaches wheel throwing techniques from basic forms to lidded vessels and beyond.  Handbuilding will be introduced as well and students will have the opportunity to develop skills in the realm of both wheel throwing and handbuilding.

6 weeks, February 27 – April 2, 6:00-8:30pm

$260: With 2 hours extra studio time to practice on your choice of Saturdays or Sundays 10am-Noon.
$230: Without extra studio time

Class Fee includes a $30 materials (12.5 lbs of clay and glazes) and firing fee

FULL:  Waitlist Registration open Click HERE to Register 

Testimonials:

“My daughter had such a fun week with you – she can’t wait to come back to the studio next week! At dinner on Wednesday evening she said, ‘I am so happy I have pottery tomorrow. Kathryn is an amazing teacher mom and fun too.’ She has been asking to do some pottery for over a year now – so thank you!”

“My son came home on Tuesday as about the happiest I’ve ever seen him. Her rarely says “I had a GREAT day” when I ask…but he did then. He mentioned that he threw his first plate, which he was excited about, and then talked about his hand-building. Of course, I can’t remember the elaborate details he went through!”

“I wanted to let you know how much Nathaniel is enjoying pottery. We were unsure what he would think about it but he counts the days until his next class. He is already asking to take more classes with you.”

“Congratulations on your new place and expanding program. But what really matters, at least for us, is your wonderful teaching, care and concern for your students. Thanks again.”

TEACH YOUR OWN CLASS!

CyclePottery is fortunate to have several talented and expert potters working on their own professional work in addition to teaching workshops and classes and open studio demonstrations.

Kathryn welcomes other artists to use her studio for teaching their own classes, whether it be a series of classes or just a one day workshop.  Each instructor will negotiate and contract an hourly pay with Kathryn.

Registration, Payment Options and Cancellation Policy:

Please click the links above to register for classes. Payment must be made IN FULL prior to the class to secure enrollment.

413.219.9594  *  CyclePottery01062@gmail.com

Payment Methods:

  • PayPal: paypal@cyclepottery.com
  • *Preferred: Cash or Check payable to: CyclePottery, 42 Maple St., Florence, MA 01062
  • Credit Card: over the phone or in the studio.

Cancellation Policy:

For Classes:  Full refund of tuition if cancel within notice 2 weeks before the start of class. Within 2 weeks of class, a 50% refund will be given.

For Private lessons and workshops: cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund.

Full refund will be made if class is cancelled due to low enrollment.

Missed Classes:

No make-up classes due to illness. Although a student may make-up a missed class in another class if there’s space. Classes cancelled due to the instructor or weather will be made up.