Carving a wheel thrown bowl.

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Clay by Stacia offers hand building classes. Learn the techniques of creating and glazing your own handmade functional pottery! Use my contact page to request more information or register.

I offer adult classes (age 16+) for beginning to intermediate hand building. No clay experience is necessary. We will concentrate on slab and extruding skills, but may also incorporate pinch pots and coil building. If students also want to take turns learning wheel skills, we might do a rotation for one project per cycle, as I only have two wheels. Classes are held at my home studio in Kyle, TX.

Each class includes instruction, glazes, firing, and 25 pounds of clay. Additional clay can be purchased for $10 per 25 pound bag. Bringing your own beginning pottery tools set (such as this) is optional, but recommended if you plan to continue in clay. They can be purchased online or locally at craft supply stores. Clipping your nails short and wearing clothes you don't mind getting dirty is recommended.

 

Price is $184 per student for each 6 week cycle. Each class is 2 hours, once a week. The first 5 classes we build pottery, and the 6th class we glaze your creations. Some glazes stain clothing, so dress accordingly on the last week. You can pick up your finished creations after I fire them, usually about two weeks after the last class. Most pieces will be food, dishwasher, microwave, and oven safe.

 

My current 2022 classes are Sunday evening and Monday morning. My upcoming class cycles are: 

  • Sundays from 6 to 8 pm: ​

    • June 19, 26, July 17, 24, 31, Aug. 7 (skipping the first two weeks of July)

    • Aug. 14, 21, 28, Sept. 11, 18, 25 (skipping Labor Day Weekend)

    • Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, Nov. 6, 13 (skipping Halloween weekend)

  • Mondays from 10 to noon:​​

    • June 20, 27, July 18, 25, Aug. 1, 8 (skipping the first two weeks of July)

    • Aug. 15, 22, 29,  Sept. 12, 19, 26 (skipping Labor Day)

    • Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, Nov 7, 14 (skipping Halloween)

 

I have not yet decided if I will try to do a shortened cycle between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

I have a maximum of five slots available each session. $92 is due to secure your spot, and $92 at the first lesson. I accept cash, check, Facebook payments, Venmo, PayPal, or credit/debit. If you want to start part way through a session, and there are still openings, I can prorate the cost.

 

Thanks! Hope to see you there!

 

Stacia,

Owner, Clay by Stacia 

 

Current Students

Missed lesson policy:

If you miss a lesson due to forgetting, personal business, or ordinary life circumstance, I'm sorry, but I cannot offer reimbursement or make up lessons.

 

Lessons missed due to emergencies will be dealt with on a case by case basis. I may offer a make-up lesson in a concurrent session if the class is not full, or a reduced price on a future session. Only if these options are not possible will reimbursement be offered. Thank you!

 

Personal responsibility policy:

Pottery making involves potentially harmful objects and processes, including but not limited to: sharp objects, high heat, dust that can be harmful to breathe, and chemicals that can be absorbed through the lungs, mouth, or skin. By signing up for class, each student acknowledges that they are personally responsible for helping maintain personal and studio safety. Students also acknowledge that Clay by Stacia is not responsible for accidents that may occur in conjunction with pottery classes.