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Pottery and Ceramics for Adults


Course Days and Times:



March 11, 2024 through April 29, 2024

(3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29)

Course one- Monday  5:30- 7:30PM *OPEN to Returning & Intermediate Students ONLY

Course two- Monday 7:30- 9:30PM *OPEN to Beginner and Intermediate Students


March 12, 2024 through April 30, 2024

(3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30)

Course three- Tuesday 5:30-7:30PM *OPEN to Intermediate or returning students ONLY 

Course four- Tuesday 7:30- 9:30PM *OPEN to Beginner and Intermediate Students


March 6, 2024 through April 24, 2024

(3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24)

Course five-  7:15-9:15 PM *OPEN to Beginner and Intermediate Students



March 7, 2024 through April 18, 2024

(3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25)

Course six- 7-9PM *OPEN to Beginner and Intermediate Students


(3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27)

Course seven - 1-3PM *OPEN to Beginner and Intermediate Students

Course eight - 3-5PM *OPEN to Beginner and Intermediate Students


Course Descriptions:

Beginner Pottery & Ceramics for Adults

This course is for students of all experience levels and will focus on understanding and applying the aesthetics, processes, form, and function of the ceramics art form. Students will learn many of the following skills, handbuilding (pinch & coil), wheelwork (centering, pulling, shaping, attachments, cylinder and bowl forms), glazing, and sculptural (additive, subtractive, positive, negative methods). At minimum, wheel access will be split during each class; each student will have half of the class time of designated wheel access per session. During the adult sessions while students are not accessing the wheel we provide various handbuilding projects and lessons each week.

Intermediate Pottery & Ceramics for Adults

This course will focus on advancing wheel work, handbuilding skills, glazing and decorative techniques learned in the Beginner courses. This class will allow the option for students to choose to focus on one area either handbuilding or wheelwork. 


Additional Information about the Courses

These 6-week courses will run within a 8-week flexible time frame of your choice from the time of your first class. Basically, you will pay for and attend 6 classes, but it is up to you what days to come within an eight-week period. We wanted to allow flexibility so adults can attend, but also be able to miss a class when needed. 


All materials such as clay and basic low fire glaze will be provided with the cost of the course as well as tools. We provide earthenware clay (up to 25 lbs per student and basic low fire glazes, if students want more than 25 pounds of clay or a specific type of glaze that isn’t provided at STAC they may choose to purchase it for extra when we have it in stock, otherwise we can recommend a vendor. 

Although there are many days and times to choose from, once you choose one day and time, you can not switch to another one, for example if you choose to register for Tuesday at 7:30, you can not switch to Thursday 7-9 or any other day/ time unless under special circumstances and there is room. 

Classes that do not meet the minimum requirement of participants to run will be fully refunded. We need a minimum of 10 students to run the class and have a maximum of 16.  You must register and pay to reserve a spot in the course.


SPRING Pottery and Ceramics for Adults

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  • Policies 

    Payment and Refund Policy

    Payment is expected prior to registration to save a space in the course, unless you have made other arrangements with the owner. Most people pay online on our website, or mail checks to Shoe Town Art Center, 200 Merrimack Street, 2nd Floor, Haverhill, MA 01832.

    Since almost all of our classes run full, if you register for class that means that someone else has been turned away to save your place in class. For this reason we cannot offer refunds if you decide to drop-out of the course anytime during the session. We will make every effort to accommodate you if you need to switch classes that are not full due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts or other such emergencies or events. It is our goal to make you happy and teach you the joy of art.


    Our adult courses run during the date and times listed on our website, unless there is a snow day or weather emergency. If we have to cancel a class due to those reasons, it will be posted on our website and facebook page.


    ​​Snow Days

    WEEKDAYS; When Haverhill Public Schools have snow days all art classes are canceled.

    ​WEEKENDS; If there is a snow storm and class is canceled it will be posted on the website and or facebook page.

    ​ALL DAYS We will cancel classes during declared weather emergencies.

    If we have to cancel a class due to those reasons, it will be posted on our website and facebook page.


    ​Abandoned Artwork

    When artwork is left behind after completion for 30 days or more it is considered abandoned.


    Unmarked/ Unsigned Artwork

    Any artwork not marked or signed will be considered abandoned. 

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