Fired Earth Pottery would like to thank all of you for your support and understanding as we navigate this pandemic together. Fired Earth Pottery has come to the decision that we will NOT offer classes this fall. Covid-19 information and recommendations seem to change quickly. We are working on making some changes to the set-up in the studio to make social distancing easier. We are also looking into options for other formats for classes or studio time. At this time we have not set a reopening time for when any type of class would resume. For updated information follow us on the Fired Earth Pottery Facebook page. If you have any questions or comments you can email Angie at FiredEarthPottery@gmail.com.
Pottery Class Sessions are $195 per person
To sign up for a class, email FiredEarthPottery@gmail.com.
The classes are highly geared towards individual instruction. Absolute beginners and experienced potters are all welcome and will feel very comfortable in the class. Whether you are interested in functional work, sculptural work, jewelry, beginning throwing, high level throwing techniques, making coil pots, slab built pots, or other hand building methods, kiln firing methods, or any other aspect of working with clay, you will feel comfortable and welcome in this class.
Your check reserves your spot in the class. Make checks payable to Fired Earth Pottery, and send checks to Fired Earth Pottery, 550 N. Morrison Str., Suite F, Appleton, WI 54911.
Our Usual Spring and Fall Class times:
Tuesday & Thursday evenings 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Wednesday afternoons from 4:00 - 7:00 pm.
Spring Session 2020 (Canceled)
8 week Class Session March 17, 18, or 19
Summer Session 2020
5 week Class Session meets 9:00 am - Noon on 7/7, 7/9, 7/14, 7/16, 7/21, 7/23, 7/28 (glaze), and 7/4 (kiln opening)
Remember that all students need to bring a small 1 gallon pail, a hand towel, and a small kit of pottery tools, (with a rib, needle tool, cut-off wire, two trimming tools, and a sponge - usually retails for about $8.00)
If you have other questions you can email FiredEarthPottery@gmail.com
Here is a general description of the class:
Everything you always wanted to know about making pottery!!
In this general course for adults, you will learn handbuilding techniques, how to use the potter's wheel, glazing techniques, and the basics of high temperature firing. Beginners and more advanced students are welcome; the classes are tailored towards individual instruction. The course is taught by Jason Sonsthagen (Tuesday evenings), Rachel Wright (Wednesday evenings) and Angie Bougie (Thursday evenings) at Fired Earth Pottery. Angie is a potter from De Pere, Jason is a potter from Sherwood, and Rachel is a potter from Neenah. Please feel free to visit the studio on Saturday afternoons from 1 to 5pm (please email a head if you are thinking of coming for a visit).
WHERE and WHEN : Fired Earth Pottery
550 Morrison Street (at the corner of Pacific and Morrison - just 5 blocks north of the City Center Plaza on College Ave..). The pottery is on the second floor of the building. Please see the "Contact Us" page of this website for a detailed map.
COST: $195.00 per 8 week session. This cost includes the first bag of clay, instruction, glazes, and firing. More clay is available for purchase at the studio. Your spot in the class is reserved when you pay the class fee. Remember that the class sizes are generally small and can fill up quickly.
HOW TO SIGN UP : Email FiredEarthPottery@gmail.com that you would like to take a class. If there is space available, indicate which evening would work best for you. Then send in your check. Your check reserves your spot. Make your check payable to Fired Earth Pottery. Please indicate on your check which evening you will be signing up for. Credit cards can also be used for payment.
WHAT TO BRING (and not bring) : Items you will want to bring to class include a hand towel, a small 1 gallon pail, miscellaneous found object tools (such as chopsticks, etc), and a small set of pottery tools ( including a needle tool, cut-off wire, wood rib, metal rib, sponge, and a trimming tool). These are available at Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Jack Richeson, online, etc for $10.00 or less. If you have other clay working tools, feel free to bring those as well. Make sure your name is on them. Remember to wear clothes suitable for working with clay, and to leave all jewelry (rings, watches, bracelets, etc.) at home.