Always wanted to try your hand at the potter's wheel? Need a quick refresher on that ceramics class you took in high school? Whether you are just curious about clay or want to further your skills, join Bemidji potter and artist Tom Daly from October to July. Headwaters pottery classes encourage the making of both hand-made objects and connections among people. Under Tom's friendly guidance, the atmosphere in our art studio is relaxed, collaborative and just plain fun.

Instruction, ceramics tools, clay, glaze, and firing are all included in the fee. First-time registrants receive up to 12 pounds of clay. Additional clay can be purchased at Headwaters, a Minnesota Clay distributor. There is no outside clay or glaze permitted. Students are advised to wear clothes that they don't mind getting dirty.

Register online, give us a call, or simply stop by our building on Minnesota Avenue in downtown Bemidji.  Your spot is not secured until payment is received. A minimum of 6 participants per session required.

Pottery Program


Pottery Class

For Grades 2 - Adult and Split up by age,

 meet 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Monday's

Open Pottery

For Adults with substantial pottery experience.

Tom Daly

Tom has roughly 30 years experience working with clay. He is well versed in a wide variety of hand building and wheel throwing techniques. With an interest in art since early childhood, his love affair with clay flourished at BSU with the guidance of Butch Holden and others. He is primarily inspired by nature, natural forces, and the clay itself.

Tom's clay sculptures have been exhibited at regional art shows. His mugs and vessels are well-known around the Bemidji area for their style, durability and form. Tom lives with his wife, Dionne, in the Bemidji area.