Pottery Bootcamp

Are you seriously interested in learning pottery? Pottery Bootcamp is just the ticket. We will explore the entire process of creating pottery in Bootcamp. This journey is intended to cover:

  • Hand building including slab, coil and pinch pots
  • Wheel throwing
  • Trimming
  • Surface decoration options- oh, so many options
  • Glazing your pieces
  • Kiln use and firing- your work will be fired on site in the studio kiln
  • Adequate sessions to allow progress in your skills

Our other class offerings are Handbuilding Pottery and Wheel Workshop which allow a single session experience. Join us for Pottery Bootcamp if you are ready to spend some time developing your clay skills over 8 sessions. No previous experience is required. Just be warned- you might become hooked on clay! It is truly the most forgiving medium to work with.

What to expect

Our studio is equipped with kiln, tools, stamps, wheels, roller, additional glazes to try out, even aprons. The class fee includes studio instruction, equipment and tools. You will need a 25lb bag of Cone 6 clay and at least a pint of glaze. I highly recommend you experience our local supply store for your clay and glaze. They offer a variety of colors and textures, as well as wise assistance. Due to best studio practices, we will accept only Cone 6 products. This is the mid-range firing temperature used in this studio. Any others would damage equipment, certainly a project disaster. We have designated shelving for your materials to stay between sessions if you’d like.


Class size is limited to allow everyone time on the wheels and use of equipment. This spring, there will be class on Mondays, 6p-9p, March 4-April 22. I will offer one makeup day in case “life” happens. Should the studio/instructor have to cancel, we will work to find alternate times. I expect the class to fill, and payment holds your spot. Because of the time commitment and limited spots, for cancellation before February 19, you will get 100% refund; for cancellation before Feb 26, you will get 50% refund. The fee for 8 sessions is $250, payable by Feb 19.

Are you ready to get muddy? Call Kelley at 615-348-8423 to register.

What are previous students saying about Bootcamp:

“I never thought I’d be even slightly decent at pottery, and because of you and The Moss Patch I have done great!” JH

“Far exceeded my expectations. I have learned so many different techniques and am thrilled with items I’ve made.” LR

“It has reminded me to find the beauty in the process not just the outcome. It has taught me that if I mess up I can just pick my clay up and start over because Kelley says ‘It’s not a kidney.'” CC

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