Pottery Classes 2022

Welcome back.  We’ve missed you!  We’ve made some changes to our program.  Here’s how it works.

Customize your Class

Private Classes: You can work one-on-one with your craft teacher for specialized instruction, or bring your trusted friends or family to share the cost and reduce your tuition.  These private craft classes are fantastic for groups of friends, family activities, team building, and birthday parties or events.


Public Classes: Schedule a class at a time that works for you, and choose to make the class “Public.”  This will allow others the opportunity to join your class.  It’s a great way to meet new people and share the cost of the class as others join in.  You can also hop into another person’s scheduled public class by checking out the Class Calendar.

Pottery Class Tuition Rates 

Number of Students 1 2 3 4 5 6
Hourly rate per person $45/hour     $25/hour     $18.33/hour $15/hour      $13/hour     $11.66/hour
Tuition per person for a 10-hour class $450 $250 $183 $150 $130 $116


Please call the gallery to register and schedule your class.  A full refund less a 10% registration fee will be given if you withdraw from a class at least three days prior to the first day of class.  No refund will be given after that time.  We reserve the right to cancel classes due to circumstances beyond our control.  In the event of a cancellation a credit or full refund will be given.

Call 603-356-2441 to schedule your class!

Adult Classes   Kids Classes

Adult Classes 2022

Pottery on the Wheel 

Perfect for beginners and intermediates alike! These classes are an excellent introduction to pottery making, as well as a great way to improve your skill. Students will explore wheel throwing, trimming, making handles, decorating and glazing techniques.

Teacher: Jennie Blair, Karissa Masse, or Gabe Ohlsen   Ages: teen-adult   Level: Beginner-Intermediate  Time:10 hours

Lids and Spouts

An advanced class for potters who are ready for the next step!  Students in this class will learn a variety of different approaches to making spouts and lids for a variety of vessels.  Explore what you can do with casseroles, teapots, chowder bowls, cookie jars and more! Two 12-hour classes are recommended as a prerequisite for this advanced class.

Teacher: Jennie Blair or Karissa Masse   Ages: teen-adult   Level: Advanced  Time:10 hours

Easy Plates on the Wheel

Throwing plates on the wheel can be physically demanding and anticlimactic, but not with this technique!  Learn some hybrid wheel /slab-roller cheats to make plates simple and fun!  A great way to stock your kitchen with your own stack.

Teacher: Karissa Masse   Ages: teen-adult   Level: Advanced  Time: 6 hours

Bottles and Vases

Want to take it higher? Improve your throwing skills and learn to make tall narrow forms with tips and tricks to help you draw the clay up higher, to make bottles, vases, or pitchers.  This class will help get you to the next level!  One 12-hour class is recommended as a prerequisite for this intermediate-advanced class.

Teacher: Jennie Blair or Karissa Masse   Ages: teen-adult   Level: Intermediate-Advanced  Time:10 hours

Adult Classes   Kids Classes

Kids Classes  

Giving Gnome

Learn basic hand building techniques and make an adorable Giving Gnome! This is a great project for children, as well as adults, so bring the whole family!  Your Giving Gnome can help your kids save money, or support your favorite charity.  

Teacher: Karissa Masse   Ages: 6-adult   Level: Beginner-Intermediate  Time: 6 hours

Open Studios

OPEN STUDIOS: Continue to improve your skills and creativity on your own! Open Studio time is available for pottery students who have taken a minimum of 12 hours of pottery classes at the North Conway League of NH Craftsmen.  Please sign in and out at the front counter of the gallery.  To determine studio availability, click here to view the calendar.

Monthly Open Memberships: $55 (firings not included)  Great for potters who use the studio more than 8 hours per month, this membership gives you unlimited studio hours per month.

8-Hour Memberships: $55 (firings not included)  For potters who use the studio less than 8 hours per month, this membership carries your hours forward into following months to be used at your own pace.  Buy 5 memberships and get your 6th one free!

Open Studio Firings: $3.50/lb (includes bisque firing, glaze firing, clay, and glazes)

Space is limited! Call 603-356-2441 to reserve a space in your class!

We’ve been adding classes to meet the demand, so please check back soon to see new classes listed since your last visit!


If you would like to receive notifications about upcoming classes, please click the button below. New sessions are announced seasonally (4-5 times per year.)  You can also join us on Facebook to keep updated about classes, demonstrations, and exciting new exhibits that come to the gallery.

The North Conway League of NH Craftsmen gallery will continue monitoring the COVID-19 situation, following the state guidelines, practicing safety precautions, and doing everything possible to make all shopping experiences safe for its staff and patrons.



2526 White Mountain Hwy
PO Box 2614
North Conway, NH 03860








Mon-Fri: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Sun: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
(Closed on Tuesdays January 1- June 1)

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