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Classes and workshops for everyone from the clay curious, to the developing potter

CIY offers intimate classes, with a maximum of eight pottery students for wheel throwing classes and 10-16 for Hand Building and workshops . Clay, equipment, and tools are provided for you, and you will be guided by an experienced potter

Introduction and Intermediate Wheel Throwing

Pottery Making in Ashburn VA

Class pricing is $380 per 8-week session.

 

  • A three-hour, weekly wheel throwing class for potters who would like to develop their skills and understanding of the pottery process.
  • The eight-week course takes you through the main stages of pottery: throwing, trimming, and glazing.
Class fee includes:
    • One 25lb bag of clay
    • Weekly 3-hour instructional time
    • 6 hours of open studio time
    • Storage space of 18” x 24” for in process pieces, clay, and tools

We welcome you to join us for this enjoyably challenging experience. At the end of which, you will leave with a shiny new set of skills, your own works of pottery, and an appreciation for the ceramic arts.

 

This is for you if.

  • You want to learn or improve your skills of throwing basic forms such as bowls, plates, cylinders, mugs, and vases.
  • You want to carve out your own weekly relaxing ritual.
  • You want to become a part of a community of creative individuals.
  • If so, book into one of our classes below.

Introduction to Wheel Throwing and Hand Building

Pottery class in Ashburn VA

Class pricing is $380 per 8-week session

 

  • A three-hour, weekly wheel throwing combined with hand building class for potters who would like to be exposed to both building techniques.
  • The eight-week course takes you through the main stages of pottery: throwing, trimming, and glazing and introduces you to basic slab building techniques.
  • Class fee includes:
    • One 25lb bag of clay
    • Weekly 3-hour instructional time
    • 6 hours of open studio time
    • Storage space of 18” x 24” for in process pieces, clay, and tools

We welcome you to join us for this challenging experience. At the end of which, you will leave with a shiny new set of skills, your own works of pottery, and an appreciation for these two methods of ceramic art.

 

This is for you if.

  • You want to learn or improve your skills of throwing basic forms such as bowls, plates, cylinders, mugs, and vases.
  • You also want to learn basic hand building such as slab rolling and forming.
  • You want to carve out your own weekly relaxing ritual.
  • You want to become a part of a community of creative individuals.
  • If so, book into one of our classes below.

Intermediate Wheel and Hand Building – Beyond the Round

Pottery classes Ashburn VA

The class price is $580 per 12-week session.

 

  • A unique three-hour, weekly wheel throwing class combined with hand building teaches you to alter basic wheel forms.
  • Ginger’s twelve-week course will challenge you to take wheel thrown functional forms and manipulate the forms with learned hand building techniques.
  • The course will call you to reimagine the most common wheel thrown forms, the cylinder and bowl, and inspire you to rethink its boundaries and limits.
  • Not every class will produce a functional piece but, in the exercise, you will acquire skills that will help you stretch and grow as a potter.
  • Potters will be asked to keep a journal for notes, sketches, and ideas.
Class fee includes:
    • One 25lb bag of clay
    • Weekly 3-hour instructional time
    • 9 hours of open studio time
    • Storage space of 18” x 24” for in process pieces, clay, and tools

Intermediate to advanced potters welcome you to join us for this challenging experience. At the end of which, you will leave with an exciting new set of skills, your own works of pottery, and a desire to go beyond basic forms of pottery.

 

This is for you if.

  • You are an intermediate to advanced potter that can throw the basic pottery forms of a cylinder and bowl.
  • You are comfortable centering and throwing 3+ lbs. of clay.
  • You want to learn or improve your skills beyond throwing basic forms.
  • You want to learn to alter the forms you create.
  • You want to challenge yourself.
  • You want to enjoy and create with others.
  • If so, book into one of our classes below.

 

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Prior to booking your class with CIY Pottery, please ensure you have read our FAQ’s, which will address any questions you may have (including: requirements, rescheduling, etc.), and our studio policies. Thank you.

 

Beginner and Intermediate Wheel and Hand Building Class – FULL

CIY Pottery 44933 George Washington Blvd. - Suite 160 University Commerce Center, Ashburn, VA, United States
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Tuesdays May 28 thru July 16, 2024, 6-9PM This 8-session class teaches the beginner basics of wheel throwing and hand building while progressing to an intermediate level. Price:  Members $190,…

$380

About Us

CIY is a creative hub located in Ashburn, VA, where individuals can explore the world of pottery and specialty arts. The acronym stands for “Create It Yourself,” reflecting the studio’s mission to foster a collaborative environment for both beginners and seasoned artists.

Studio Hours

  • Monday – Thursday 10AM – 9PM
  • Friday 10AM – 6PM
  • Saturday 10AM – 5PM
  • Closed Sunday

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