The Potter's Obsession

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"Try It" night's of 2015!

If you have always wanted to try wheel throwing but just haven't had time to commit to a month long class yet, please join us.

Every second Friday evening of the month.

6pm to ? (class may last 2 to 3 hours depending on class size)

Students will join instructor Natalie Thomas while she guides them into the world of wheel throwing.  Here the students will learn the basics of wheel throwing in a friendly environment.  They will choose their best 2 pieces to keep and pick out their glaze colors.  Due to the many other steps that need to be completed before a finished piece is produced, Natalie will trim, fire, and glaze your pieces for you.  They will be available at a later date for pick up.

Class size is limited so participants must pre-register.  Class fee is $50 per person. Participants must be 18 years of age or older ("Try It" days will be offered for the younger ones later in the year).

Please call The Potter's Obsession to register at 816-941-2555

The next "Try It" night will be on Friday, March 13, 2015 starting at 6pm.


Try It Night Parties

Try It Nights are designed to give a sneak peek into the world of wheel throwing or handbuilding. Participants will join owner Natalie is a 3 hour class. In this time Natalie will let participants try their hands at wheel throwing or handbuilding (must choice between the two). After creating their own piece and picking a glaze color Natalie will finish the pieces for you. Then the  pieces will be picked up at a later date. Class size is limited to 6 - 8 people. Fee: $50.00 per participant.

To participate in a Try It Night you must have a group of 6 to 8 people. Please contact us for more information. Try It Nights are great for a girls night out gathering, bridesmaids outing, couples events, etc.

Comments from recent Try It Night Participants: "Thanks for a great evening! Such a class act!", "Had a great time!", "We're still all a buzz about it and it's been a week since the class!"

The mission of The Potter's Obsession is to develop and promote excellence in the art of pottery. The Potter's Obsession's goal is to provide quality teachers in a fun and educational atmosphere for the enhancement of skills in the medium of clay. This is achieved by providing classes, workshops, and a gallery dedicated to the sale of unique and beautiful clay works.

In 1992 The Potter's Obsession was opened by original owner Judy Thompson in the old "Martin City" district. In 2007 Andi Hestand joined in as a partner with Judy and the shop moved to it's current location at 13035 Holmes Road, just north of Blue Ridge Boulevard in Kansas City, MO. In 2011 Natalie Thomas joined in as a partner with Andi while replacing Judy in her retirement. Both Andi and Natalie have a long history with the studio. They both started their pottery careers by taking classes at The Potter's Obsession many years ago. The Potter's Obsession continues to be a successful venue for artists and patrons of the arts.