I want to make pots!

If you haven't ever made anything on the wheel, or if you already have some experience but would like to some coaching, I may be able to help you.


How can I learn about ceramics?

I don't focus on making one beginner bowl while you're here. I want you to leave understanding the process and enthusiastic about starting a journey of exploration and creativity. The way I approach learning pottery is to schedule two-hour, private one-on-one experiences at my home studio. During that time I'll work with you to understand what throwing feels like. I'll demonstrate, then you'll try. I have two wheels, so you'll sit directly across from me with your own workplace.

It's likely that I'll be working on my own projects while you're here. I don't hover. That's a good fit for some people, but some people may feel like "Hey, that guy isn't paying attention to me." You're right, I'm not. I'm expecting that you'll be paying attention to yourself, learning to feel what the clay is doing, asking curious questions about your own work, and starting to understand the relationship between your body, the wheel, and the clay.

Now Offering Blocks of Lessons!

A block of lessons includes:

  • Four prepaid lessons (8 hours of instruction), scheduled over two months to meet your needs
  • One bag of clay
  • Bisque firing for your clay
  • Glaze firing for your clay
  • Use of my glazes and tools to complete your pieces during your lessons
  • Cost: $425, prepaid

This is a substantial discount at $90 per two hour lesson. Four lessons will give you enough time to grow as a potter and to develop your skills. This is a great option if you are considering buying a wheel or setting up a studio.

Other questions? Contact me

What does it cost for a single lesson?

  • Two hour one-on-one workshop at my private studio: $120
  • 90 minute two-on-one workshop for you and a friend: $120
  • Two hour two-on-one workshop for you and a friend: $150
  • Other questions or ideas? Contact me

If you're an unusual learner, and you produce a pot during a one-time lesson that you want to keep, I'll bisque, glaze, and glaze fire it for you for $20/piece. That's not to discourage you from keeping pieces, it's because there's a lot of steps between throwing a pot and having a finished glazed piece.


Want to talk? Contact me to set up a phone call.

Given the personal nature of one-on-one lessons some like to schedule a phone call before scheduling a lesson. Contact me via my form and we can chat!