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 glaze-firing fees for larger pots. Once you begin a class session, no refunds will be made.

To register, call the studio to arrange for a non-refundable deposit of $80 to hold the spot for you (the $80 is applied to the class fee). 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, bring an old towel for wiping your hands, clip your fingernails short, tie back long hair, and remember that pottery is a process -- patience and perseverance are helpful.

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

Thursday 8:30-11:00 pm - May 31

Saturday 6:00-8:30 pm - June 16 & 23

Sunday 6:00-8:30 pm - June 3 & 10

Enrollment on Thursday evenings is limited to three. On Saturday and Sunday evenings there is a maximum of five and a minimum of three. Fees are not refundable unless the class is cancelled.

If a 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. Please check back for additional dates.

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