Intro To Throwing is currently our only class available though that may change or expand in time! Classes are held at the Hatch Artist Studios in downtown Springfield, OH - 105 N Center St. Included in the class fee's are studio time, instruction, tools, clay, glaze materials, and space in the kiln!
Intro To Throwing: 6 weeks - Weekday Evenings
Pricing: $200 ($30 / Session fee with tools and clay included)
In our "Intro To Throwing" class you'll receive instruction on centering and throwing pottery on the wheel before learning how to throw some basic forms like bowls, cups and mugs. You'll also learn some basics of glazing your pottery and you get to keep everything you make!
The first two weeks of classes you'll be spending a lot of time getting aquainted with clay, your tools, and learning to center and throw.
Our third and fourth weeks will be dedicated to advancing your skills on the wheel. We will be learning to throw cups and bowls as well as how to trim your pieces once they're at the right stage.
The fifth and sixth weeks you will receive instruction on attaching and altering your thrown forms which includes the creation of mugs! Additionally, we will cover the basics of glazing and prepping pieces for the kiln.
The following week, everyone can come in to pick up their work! If not, we can find a time that works for pick up.
Unable to commit to a 6-week class? We offer a variety of other one to two day classes where you can sign up to create a specific item or let your creativity run wild!
Clay Dates ($40 for 2 hours): If you're interested in spending a couple hours on the pottery wheel, please reach out and we can schedule a 2 hour session of dedicated throwing time. This is good for anyone interested in giving pottery a try, to experienced potters looking for a private throwing session. These are typically scheduled on Fridays evenings, but can be available anytime. Price includes all clay, glazes, and other tools.
Combined Events with SOUP (price variable): A few times a year Fireside Pottery collaborates with SOUP (Springfield Ohio Urban Plantfolk) to create community events combining pottery and locally produced food. Past events include garlic crock/garlic honey making and build your own casserole dish. Be sure to check our social media for information about these unique classes.
Theme Nights (price variable): Life is short. Sometimes we like to mix it up and create special events such as earring making, clay pumpkin carving, and ornament making. You can find information about these events on our social media.