Wheel Throwing & Hand Building Classes

Learn the basics of wheel throwing and hand building, and for the non-beginners how to take their skills to the next level. Kathryn and all studio instructors focus on teaching how to throw mugs, bowls, plates and other functional pieces on the wheel and hand built.

In addition to Kathryn, Master Potter Andrew Quient teaches adult wheel throwing; professional potters and certified teachers Liz Fieldsteel and Melissa Gilman teach kids to adults and workshops; and CyclePottery instructor Jocelyn Gozdowski continues to teach hand building and sculpting to kids, teen and adult classes & Samplers.  All are available to teach private lessons and workshops at different hourly rates.  Please email CyclePottery01062@gmail.com for more details.

Kids Classes are limited to 6 students.  Adult classes limited to 8 students. 

Winter 2020 6 & 10 Week Sessions begin January 6th.

There will be 3 consecutive 6 week sessions and 2 consecutive 10 week sessions through May.

**You can GIFT a class, workshop or private lesson as well!  Purchase a Gift Certificate in the studio, send a check or online on the SHOP page.  You don’t have to register for a particular class or workshop to purchase a gift certificate.  But if you do, you can register your contact info and make a note in the comments section.  Feel free to email or call with any questions!

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.

Monday Teen (Ages 12+) Wheel Throwing with Kathryn

Beginner-Intermediate.  Class will focus on learning how to throw with intention basic functional forms on the wheel.  Students will be asked to notice shapes and forms in their daily lives that might inspire their work.  15 minutes longer than the younger class to give more time to practice their skills.

January 6th – February 10th, 3:30-5:15pm (will hold class on MLK Day)

$210 which includes all materials and firing fees.  Tools and Aprons provided.

6 students Max Waitlist Registration Open

Click Here to Register 

Teen Open Studio Sundays, Noon-2pm

For Current And Former Students (Must be pre-arranged by Kathryn), Registration Links:

Registration form

Weekly Sign Up form

Link to pay for “4 Pack” on Shop Page

 

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

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!

January 8th – February 12th 6 Weeks: 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.

Click HERE to Register!

Tuesday Morning Adult Wheel Throwing with Kathryn

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.  Extended to 10 weeks will allow intermediate students to complete a set of functional ware.  The coffee and tea will be fresh and hot!

10 weeks, January 7th- March 10th, 10am-12:30pm, . 6 Students Max

$365, which includes a $30 materials (12.5 lbs of clay and glazes) and firing fee with extra studio time to practice on Sundays 10am-2pm
$335 Without extra studio time

Waitlist Registration Open

Click HERE to Register

Wednesday Night Adult Wheel Throwing with Andrew Quient

All Levels:  Extended to 10 Weeks for the intermediate to advanced students, will introduce more complex forms such as lidded jars and spouts, but beginners are welcome as well!  

10 Weeks, January 8th – March 11th, 6:00-8:30pm

$365: With 2 hours extra studio time to practice on your choice of Saturdays or Sundays 10am-Noon.
$335: Without extra studio time

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

Click HERE to Register!  

Tuesday Night Adult Wheel Throwing Class w/ Kathryn

10 Weeks: January 7th – March 10th 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.

$365: With 2 hours extra studio time to practice on your choice of Saturdays or Sundays 10am-Noon.
$335: Without extra studio time

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

Waitlist Registration open Click HERE to Register 

Thursday Night Adult Wheel Throwing Class with Instructor Liz Fieldsteel

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, January 9th – February 13th, 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

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.