Pottery Classes

At La Crosse Clay Center, we offer pottery classes in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.  Class sizes range from 4-10 people. Our classes run for 6 consecutive weeks, and meet once a week for two hours.  Tuition is $185 and includes your first 25 pound loaf of clay, and 30 minutes of studio time before and after the class.  When signing up for the class, you may opt to add on a Student Membership.  This is an extra $35 and allows a current student to use the studio during all open business hours, and runs for the duration of the class. Click here to see the current class schedule!

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This 6-week class is perfect for the absolute beginner, or someone with prior experience who wants to brush up on their basic skills.  Instruction in this class is based on the students never ever having done pottery.  Students will learn the basics of throwing on the wheel: centering a ball of clay, forming cylinders and shaping them into various objects such as bowls and small vases.  Students will also learn wedging, glazing, and basic studio etiquette. 

Tuition is $185 and includes your first 25lb loaf of clay.




This 6-week class is for those who have learned to center a ball of clay and how to pull up their walls evenly, and are ready to challenge themselves and work on more sophisticated projects.  This class teaches how to throw bigger pots, and how to construct various things such as teapots and jars.

Tuition is $185 and includes your first 25lb loaf of clay.


One Time Class

Our One Time Class is great for date nights, a night out with friends, family fun, corporate outings, and more.  It is also perfect for those who are curious about pottery, but aren’t quite ready to commit to a 6 week session.  This is a one time, 90-minute lesson.  You’ll have fun getting your hands dirty and experiencing what it’s like to throw on the wheel, while the instructor helps you to create your own unique pieces.  Each person is allowed to keep two pots from the class, and may keep more for $5 a piece.  At the end of the class, students will pick out their glaze colors and are able to pick up their finished pots in 2-3 weeks.  These classes can range from 2 to 10 people.

Tuition is $35/person and includes all materials and first two take home pieces.

Classes are scheduled by appointment.