Creative Claythings

Pottery Classes

Don't shoot yourself in the foot; pick the right class to avoid frustration and sadness.

  • Beginner: less than 6 months experience
  • Intermediate: 6 months - 2 years experience, able to throw and hand-build independently
  • Advanced: 2+ years experience, you're a pro looking to refine your craft

Intro to Clay (Beginners)

  • 8 weeks, $160.00
  • Tuesdays 7:00-9:00PM- taught by Dan
  • Wednesdays 7:30-9:30PM - taught by Walt and Caitlin
  • 4 weeks of hand building: pinch pots, coil pots, slab construction, and glazing techniques.
  • The second 4 weeks will be throwing on the potter's wheel, trimming, and glazing.


  • 4 weeks, $70.00
  • Mondays 7:30-9:30PM - taught by Ana
  • Fairly advanced forms will be taught that build on the ability to throw a good 4" tall cylinder.
  • Projects such as Bowls, mugs, and pitchers will be highlighted.

Advanced Clay Handbuilding and Wheel Throwing

  • 4 weeks, $70
  • Thursdays 7:00-9:00PM- taught by Shawn
  • This class focuses on forms that require multiple step construction of pieces.
  • Projects are chosen by the class monthly.
  • Past projects have included teapots, jars with different styles of lids, footed bowls, etc.

Make-Up Class - FREE (for currently enrolled students only)

  • Make-up Classes will be offered on the first and third Saturdays of the month (November 7th and 21st)
  • Class runs from 10:00am-12:00pm, taught by Caitlin and Walt
  • Bummer Dude! You missed a class because your dog ate your homework. No problem, come to the make-up class to get caught up.
  • You will be shown how to make or do whatever was covered during your regular weekday class.
Classes start on the first Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday of EVERY MONTH.

Call us at 312.421.800 or register below.


We hope to see you in December!

All materials, use of studio tools, clay, glazes, a bisque and glaze firing are provided with the classes. It's included in the price. No extra charges for stuff, YAY!

Everything you will encounter at Creative Claythings will pretty much get you dirty, but it's non-toxic and will wash out of your clothes.

When you come to class, wear some old washable clothing and shoes that cover your whole foot INCLUDING TOES. No strappy sandals or high heels, please.

Disclaimer: Some people want to jump right in and throw on the wheel and skip the 4 weeks of handbuilding. Not only would you miss out on 3 pretty spectacular projects, but this 4 weeks is crucial to your hands getting to know the clay. Imagine taking a lump of something you've never used before, slapping it down on the wheel and spinning it at 30mph! Best to prepare yourself so that you are set up for success once that wheel starts spinning.