Winter classes are full. The classes are held Monday 1/9/23, Tuesday 1/10/23, and Wednesday 1/11/23. Winter Pottery pickup is March 1st, 6:00-8:00 pm.

Spring classes are full. The classes are held Monday 3/6/23, Tuesday 3/7/23, and Wednesday 3/8/23. Spring Pottery pickup is April 26th, 6:00-8:00 pm.

Fall Session 2023

The Fall session has not yet been determined. If you would like to be on the Fall class email list send an email to


Fired Earth Pottery classes are geared towards small class sizes with individualized instruction. Absolute beginners and experienced potters are all welcome. This 8-week course will be an introduction to hand-building and wheel-thrown ceramics. The class will cover the basics of the pottery process for beginners and allow for the assistance of those who come with experience. You will start with slab cups, develop the foundation of wedging, and create forms on the pottery wheel. In week 7 you will glaze all of your work and in week 8 you will pick up your finished pieces.

To sign up for a class, email  


General description of the class:

In this general course for adults, you will learn hand-building techniques, how to use the potter’s wheel, and glazing techniques. Beginners and more advanced students are welcome; the classes are tailored toward individual instruction. The course is taught by Courtney Kaczorowski, Craig Clifford, and Debbie Kupinsky at Fired Earth Pottery.

Open Studio is held from 9:00 – 1:00 on Saturdays. On the first day of class, you will be able to sign up for 2 Saturdays. Open Studio is a time for you to work independently to develop your skills. There will be an instructor or renter on site for questions. 

COST: $225.00 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 that you are interested in 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 checks payable to Fired Earth Pottery. Please indicate on your check which evening you will be signing up for.

WHAT TO BRING: Items you will want to bring to class include a hand towel, a small 1-gallon pail, 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.

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