Classes for kids

A great introduction to clay, this special session for budding potters aged 9 to 14 helps develop skills in throwing on the potter’s wheel and provides a solid grounding in pottery fundamentals.

Students are taught how to center a mound of clay on the potter’s wheel, and how to throw, trim and glaze their pots. They learn how to make cups, bowls and other simple forms. 

To prepare for class, students should dress in clothes they don't mind getting dirty, trim their fingernails short, tie back long hair, and bring an old towel for wiping their hands.

Spring 2018: These two Sunday afternoon sessions for young potters begin on March 18 and end on June 3. There are no classes on May 6 and May 27. The first of these 10-week sessions meets from 12:30 to 3:00 pm and the second from 3:00 to 5:30 pm. The incomparable Karna Robinson, a kid favorite, teaches both classes.

The fee for each session is $400.00. Cost of clay, use of tools and equipment, glazes and firing are included in the fee. Full payment is required at registration.

Hinckley Pottery reserves the right to cancel a session if enrollment does not reach a minimum of five students. Maximum class size is 10. There are no refunds for registrations cancelled less than two weeks before the session begins. There are no refunds for absences. If a session is cancelled because of insufficient enrollment, Hinckley Pottery will make a full refund.

You can register your child for the Spring Session below.

Choose a class time
Name of child & date of birth
Parent contact phone number


When you have completed your transaction, click here to download the registration form. Please complete it and either mail it to Hinckley Pottery, 3132 Blues Alley NW, Washington DC 20007 or email it to

Please feel free to call us with any questions at 202-745-7055.

Parents interested in taking a pottery class note there is an adult class that meets at the same time as the 3:00 pm kids session. Currently registration for that adult class must be completed by telephone / email.

To download the Spring 2018 Kid's Class registration form, click here.


Class schedule for adults

General class information

Getting started: fees and registration