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, you can sign up for pottery classes at Headwaters. The atmosphere in our art studio is relaxed, collaborative and just plain fun.

In an effort to make or programming accessible we offer scholarship & grant options all youth programming. You can learn more about options here.

Youth Pottery

Headwaters afterschool youth pottery program is held weekly  throughout the school year. The program is an introduction to clay skills for youth in grades 2-12. All skill levels can take part in this fun and supervised open pottery experience for youth. Participants will get the opportunity to learn clay techniques, receive an introduction to wheel throwing, and practice using coil, slab, and pinch methods to make clay creations. Students will learn paint and glaze techniques as they complete various projects to bring home all while making friends at Headwaters Pottery Studio.


Monday Youth Pottery for Grades 2-12

Mondays, 4-5:30 pm

Oct. 3 – Dec. 12 & Jan. 2 – May 22
(No session October 31 and November 28)

$600/ Year – Limited financial assistance available

Tuesday Youth Pottery for Grades 2-12

Tuesday 5-6:30 pm

Nov. 8 – Dec. 13 & Jan. 3 – May 23
(No session November 29)

$520/ Year – Limited financial assistance available

Adult Pottery

Headwaters offers a several options for adults to take part in pottery throughout the year. Whether you are looking for an introduction or a more open studio experience we have options.

Introduction to Ceramics for Adults

Thursdays 6pm-8pm

March 16-May 4

Headwaters Music and Arts offers Introduction to Ceramics, an eight week introductory course on ceramics meant for adults. The program is led by sculptor and artist Timothy Johnston and will be held Thursdays 6pm-8pm February 2-March 23. Participants will explore the different ceramic processes involved with pottery and sculpture. The workshop will concentrate on various hand building techniques with a deep dive into clay and glaze, what they actually are and how to use them. This workshop is for any adult interested in advancing their knowledge of clay and sculpture.

$200 for 8 week block - Headwaters Member Rate $180

Adult Pottery Program Memberships

Monday, 6- 8pm or Wednesday, 5-7pm

This, year-round, open studio style program is for all skill levels and includes supervision and individualized instruction. Participants can expect to practice using coil, slab, and pinch methods, learn paint and glaze techniques, and receive an introduction to wheel throwing. A subscription to Wednesday Adult Pottery Program gives participants access to monthly social gatherings with other Adult Pottery members and select Open Pottery hours. Open Pottery is a self directed studio time in Headwaters’ Pottery Studio to practice techniques. While no formal instruction is provided during Open Pottery, volunteer studio hosts will be in attendance to give support and encouragement.

First time participants in Adult Pottery Program will receive a complimentary 12.5 lbs of clay when they first sign up. After that, clay can be purchased through Headwaters Music & Arts. Note that only clay purchased through Headwaters can be fired at Headwaters. Firing and glaze are all provided free of charge.

Adult Pottery Program participants sign up for a year-long subscription plan that is billed monthly on the date of registration until terminated. Participants must renew their yearly membership subscription every 12 months. Though membership can be canceled or renewed at any time Headwaters requires a 30 day notice prior to cancellation of membership to end charges for any given month. Participants who do not give 30 days notice will be charged for the coming month.

$100/ month - Headwaters Member Rate $90