Pottery Classes

Pottery Classes (post COVID-19)

We’re not quite ready to hold pottery classes again yet, but the facility is now open for Open Studio Members.  In an effort to maintain a safe environment for everyone, Open Studio is now a by-appointment process.  Please just call or email the gallery to schedule a time and we’ll book you in the studio calendar. You may feel more comfortable working in solitude, or maybe you’ll want to coordinate with a friend who is also a studio member.  Either way is up to you, but by booking studio appointments, we’re hoping everyone will be able to get their creative fix while still working safely within their own personal comfort levels.

As a store wide policy, we are asking everyone to wear a mask at all times in the building, and to sanitize their hands upon entry.  We’ll continue to sanitize frequently touched surfaces (counters, doorknobs, handrails, etc) but ask that you please wash your hands with soap and water before and after using the studio to help keep our community safe.

If you aren’t an Open Studio member yet, you can certainly become one if you’ve taken a class at the studio in the past (details below.)

Click here to see the Calendar  and check studio availability. 

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)


Adult Classes   Kids Classes

 

Adult Classes

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

Please register at least 3 days before your class is scheduled to begin.  Full tuition is due at the time of registration.  A full refund less a 10% registration fee will be given if you withdraw from a class at least five 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 inadequate enrollment and other circumstances beyond our control.  In the event of a cancellation a credit or full refund will be given.  Click here to view the  Class Calendar.


March


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.


W20P12  Monday Mornings 10am-1pm 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23 (four 3-hour classes)

Teacher: Jennie Blair   Ages: teen-adult   Tuition: $180

Two 12-hour classes are recommended as a prerequisite for this advanced class.


W20P14 Tuesday Evenings 5-8pm 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24 (four 3-hour classes)

Teacher: Jennie Blair   Ages: teen-adult   Tuition: $180

Two 12-hour classes are recommended as a prerequisite for this advanced class.


Pottery on the Wheel 

Perfect for beginners and intermediates alike! Led by Jennie Blair or Karissa Masse, 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.


W20P13 Tuesday Afternoons 1:30-4:30pm 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24 (four 3-hour classes)

Teacher: Jennie Blair   Ages: teen-adult   Tuition: $180


W20P15 Wednesday Evenings 5-8pm 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25  (four 3-hour classes)

Teacher: Jennie Blair  Ages: teen-adult   Tuition: $180


 

W20P16 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
Thursday Evenings 4-6pm 3/12, 3/18, 3/25 (three 2-hour classes)
Ages: Teen-Adult  Tuition: $100 (includes all materials and firings)


April


Pottery on the Wheel 

Perfect for beginners and intermediates alike! Led by Jennie Blair, 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.


SP20P1 Tuesday Mornings 10am-1pm  4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28  (four 3-hour classes)

Teacher: Jennie Blair   Ages: teen-adult   Tuition: $180


SP20P2 Tuesday Evenings 5-7pm  4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28  (four 3-hour classes)

Teacher: Jennie Blair   Ages: teen-adult   Tuition: $180


SP20P3 Wednesday Afternoons 1:30-4:30pm  4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29  (four 3-hour classes)

Teacher: Jennie Blair   Ages: teen-adult   Tuition: $180


 

SP20P4 Bottles and Vases

Want to improve your throwing skills and learn to make tall narrow forms?  Join Jennie Blair for 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!  Two 12-hour classes are recommended as a prerequisite for this advanced class.

Teacher: Jennie Blair
Wednesday Evenings 4-8pm 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29 (four 3-hour classes)
Ages: Teen-Adult  Tuition: $180 (includes all materials and firings)

Two 12-hour classes are recommended as a prerequisite for this advanced class.


 

SP20P5 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 
Thursday Evenings 4-6pm 4/16, 4/23, 4/30 (three 2-hour classes)
Ages: Teen-Adult  Tuition: $100 (includes all materials and firings)


Adult Classes   Kids Classes

Kids Classes  


Giving Gnome

Learn basic hand building techniques and make an adorable Giving Gnome for the holidays! 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 for Christmas gifts, or support your favorite charity during the season of giving.  

Teacher: Karissa Masse Jacobs
Date/Time: Thurs/Friday November 7/8, 4pm-6pm  (two 2-hour classes)
Ages: 5-Adult
Tuition: $59 (includes all materials and firings)


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!

 


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WE’RE OPEN!

The gallery is now OPEN for business (see hours below.) You can also browse our Online Store, where we’ve been uploading beautiful new handcrafted items everyday, or contact us if there’s something in particular you’re looking for.

Shipping and Curbside pick-up available.

Thank you for all your well-needed love and support.  We hope to see you soon!

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.

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