How to get started

Classes on the potter's wheel are offered on an on-going basis. You can begin a session of 10 consecutive classes whenever space is available at a time that works for you.

A fee of $400 reserves a wheel for you in your chosen class. It covers personalized instruction and materials, including clay, use of tools and equipment, glazes and firing. More advanced students may incur additional fees for use of porcelain and for glaze-firing larger pots. If a student withdraws before the first class, a refund will be made minus a nonrefundable registration fee of $80. Once you begin your first class, no refunds will be made.

To register for an ongoing wheel class, call the studio to check on availability and to arrange payment. Payment in full is due when you register. We generally do not enroll people more than three-weeks before they plan to begin. If you know you want to enroll but can't start right away, ask to be added to the waiting list for your preferred class.

When you come to class, wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, clip your fingernails short, and tie back long hair. Bring an old towel for wiping your hands or you can rent one from us for $1.00.

The studio provides the basic tools for throwing and glazing pots, so in the beginning you do not need to buy any. But as you advance, you may want to purchase your own tools. We sell basic kits, special brushes, stains, trimming tools, custom-made ribs, throwing sticks, bats and other gizmos.

Not sure the potter's wheel is for you? Find out in a one-time Try It! class, available at selected times (see below). The fee is $45, is not refundable, and is payable when you register. See link below.

Making pots is a long process and there isn’t enough time in one Try It! class to finish any pieces. If at the end of your Try It! class you decide to register for a full 10-week session, any pots you’ve made will be saved for you to finish later.

Next available Try It! classes are scheduled for

Sunday 6:00-8:30 pm - September 30, October 7 & 28

Enrollment on Sunday evening September 30 and October 7 is limited to ten. On Sunday evening October 28, the maximum is five. Fees are not refundable unless the class is cancelled. Please check back for additional dates.

If a time conflict arises, it may be possible to rescheduled the Try It by contacting the studio via email at least two days in advance of the class. Send your message to info@hinckleypottery.com and put "Try It Reschedule Request" in the subject line.

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