The Potter's Obsession currently offers 5 classes per week for beginning to advanced students. In small 6 person classes, you can learn the basics of wheel throwing with clay, and progress over time to intermediate and advanced levels of pottery making. Our classes are taught using an "open" concept...you work at your own pace, concentrating on the type of pottery you are interested in making with the aid of your instructor. Demonstrations and special projects are regularly included for the continued education of our students.
Classes at The Potter's Obsession run on a "year round" schedule. Students pay by the month. The cost of the class is $175.00 per month. This class fee covers your 3 hour class each week, meeting once each week, for four classes per month. All instruction, use of our equipment and tools, clay, decorating materials, glazes, and firings are included in the class fee. If interested, extra studio time for currently enrolled students may be purchased on Saturdays for a cost of $15 an hour. We would love to talk to you about joining one of our classes. Please call us at (816) 941-2555 to find out if we have an opening in a class that fits your schedule.
The Potter's Obsession
Wheel Throwing Class - Instructor: Natalie Thomas
Tuesday...3:00pm to 6:00pm
Tuesday...6:30pm to 9:30pm
Wednesday...3:00pm to 6:00pm
Thursday...3:00pm to 6:00pm
Thursday...6:30pm to 9:30pm
2nd Friday's Try It Nights...6:00pm to 9:00pm
Must be 18 years of age or older for these classes.
Try It Night
If you have always wanted to try wheel throwing but just haven't had time to commit to a month long class, please join us. Every second Friday evening of the month from 6pm to 9pm.
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 Night Dates:
April 7 (first Friday), May 12, June 9
Book a party
Wheel Throwing or Hand Building Try It parties can be booked
by calling the studio at 816-941-2555. To book a party there must
be a minimum of 6 participants. Class fee is $50 per person.
Clay workshops for Children
We offer clay workshops for organized children's groups, home schools, and girl/boy scout troops. The workshops can be customized for badge requirements or educational enrichment (we also offer scheduled workshops and camps through out the year that will be listed on our website and Facebook as the dates approach).
Class sizes can hold up to 10 students in sessions lasting about 1.5 hours. Fees are $15 per student with a minimum of $90 charged per group. Ages range from 6 to 16.
Participants receive a studio tour, demonstration on the potter's wheel and a hands on opportunity to make a project from clay. Finished pottery pieces will be available to the group at a later date. Workshop sessions are made by appointment only by calling: 816-941-2555.