Slab/Handbuilding Classes
  • These classes are designed for everyone! No experience required.
  • Prices range depending on project.
  • Build your masterpiece during the session (around 2 hours), and come back for a second night out to glaze your piece during any Open Studio time after 14 business days.
  • We will glaze your piece for an additional fee.
  • Make a functional piece for your home that you will be proud of!
  • Check our calendar for upcoming classes.
  • You will learn basic slab building skills that will keep you coming back for more.
Take a Spin!
  • Great for something fun and different to do, or to try out the wheel before committing to a course.
  • $35 ages 15 and up.
  • 2 hours of studio time with step by step instruction.
  • Make up to 2 bowls or cups.
  • Return in 14 business days and glaze your piece during any Open Studio time. Check Calendar.
  • All projects will be kept for 3 months from class date.
  • Wine Bar is OPEN.
Adult Clay Date!
  • Go ahead, get a little dirty during your next date night!
  • Great for singles, couples, or groups.
  • 2 hours of studio time with step by step instruction, then come back for a second clay date and glaze your piece (limit 2).
  • Return in 14 business days and glaze your piece during any Open Studio time. Check Calendar.
  • Includes 1 glass of wine per human 21 and over.
Want to make it Private? Book a Party!
  • You and your (closest friends, office team, church group, book club etc.) for 2 hours.
  • Minimum 5 humans, Maximum 14.
  • Depending on how many people time on the wheel will be different, each person will receive instruction on the wheel to throw at least 1, max 2 cups or bowls.
  • Return in 14 business days to glaze your piece (no longer than 30), or we can glaze your piece for an extra fee.
  • You are allowed to bring in snacks, but not beverages.
  • The bar will be OPEN.
  • Call for availability.

Adult Pottery Courses Now enrolling 4 week courses and 6 week courses. Check the calendar for available dates.
The Clay Room is a place to learn and explore an ancient craft while you also explore your personal expression, and possibly make a friend or two.

Artisan Alley offers BEGINNING-ADVANCED (we will work with your skill level) clay classes which focus on specific clay forming skills: throwing on the potter's wheel and hand-building techniques. While watching an experienced potter, it looks so easy, but clay work is actually a blend of art and learned skill. Our 4 or 6 week series classes are designed for both beginning and continuing students. It's rare that any beginning class will have only novice students as it takes multiple sessions to form the skill to be able to accomplish many of the steps that go into a finished glazed piece.

Beginning wheel classes focus on the primary skill of working on the potter's wheel. These skills are centering clay, learning to control this spinning to raise the walls in a vertical matter to form a mug, and pulling it out to form bowl shapes. Completing these forms requires another skill that is explored, and that is trimming. Glazing is also addressed in this class.

Our highly talented and skilled instructors are here to guide you every step of the way. For our instructors, clay and its many facets are a lifetime pursuit. Our talented instructors can guide you to help achieve your goals. There are endless ways to form the clay and decorate the surface. Explore form, function, texture, color, and design. A 4 or 6 week class is a tiny speck in time: we offer the option to sign up for continuing courses in order to hone your skills.

Hand building explores many popular methods of clay forming including slab building, pinch pots, and building with coils. By touching and forming clay with these simple unaided methods, you learn the fundamentals of joining clay into cohesive forms. Courses with Dandee Pattee

Check out the Clay Room calendar for dates and times of upcoming courses.

We have small classes of 6. You are guaranteed a wheel.

All class fees include materials/glazing/firings.

The Mud Slinger Membership
$100 per month
  • Free T-Shirt!
  • Unlimited open studio hours
  • Memberships may be started on any day of the month
  • Up to 25 pounds of studio clay provided at the start of each month
  • Free use of studio glazes and tools
  • $1 per lb of studio’s clay
  • Invites to special Claying Around
  • Free Wifi
  • 10% off all ceramic pieces of art for sale in the studio
  • 5% off any party event you book with us!

Open Studio Hourly Rate
$10 per hour
  • Previous training/experience working with clay is required (must pass equipment test)
  • Free use of all tools including pottery wheels, slab roller, extruders, texture/stamps and more.
  • $1/lb for Studio’s clay
  • One on one instruction is not included in the hourly rate.

1 0n 1 Instructor
$25 per hour
  • Includes Clay & Glaze

Kids Summer Camp (Ages 6-15)
Sign Up Now for Summer Courses! At Artisan Alley, our summer clay classes are creative, fun, and taught by professional artists. Humans have a natural curiosity for art. We are here to help bring out each students creative side. $99 for 1 week of art classes. By the end of the week, each student will know what it feels like to work with clay and use real potter’s tools. No prior experience is required.

  • Learn to successfully make pots on the potter’s wheel.
  • Express themselves through paint, creative hand-building and sculpt original projects.
  • 5 day camp Monday-Friday 1pm-3pm June-August. Check calendar for dates and specific times.
  • Students will acquire self-confidence and meet new friends.
  • Small class sizes of 12.
  • There is no better moment for us than witnessing a child’s joy as they sit at the potter’s wheel for the first time and place their wet hands on slowly spinning clay!