Creative Claythings

Pottery Classes


  • Beginner: Never touched the stuff. (big fun a'comin)
  • Advanced Beginner: 2+ months experience to 1 year
  • Intermediate: 1 year to 3 years
  • Advanced: 3+ years experience, you're looking to refine your craft.
  • We are strictly a teaching studio
  • All classes include clay, use of studio tools, glazes & firings

Intro to Clay (Beginners)

  • 8 weeks, $180.00
  • Mondays from 7:30-9:30 pm- taught by Kay & Joe
  • Tuesdays from 7:30-9:30 pm - taught by Tyler & Kathy
  • Wednesdays from 7:30-9:30 pm- taught by Caitlin & Kay
  • 4 weeks of handbuilding: pinch pots, coil pots, slab construction & glazing techniques.
  • Second 4 weeks will be throwing on the potter's wheel, trimming & glazing.

Advanced Beginners 
  • 4 weeks, $90.00
  • Sundays from 7:00-9:00 p.m. - taught by Caitlin
  • Fairly advanced forms will be taught that build on the ability to throw a good 4" tall cylinder.
  • Projects such as bowls, mugs, and plates will be highlighted.
  • Both Advanced hand-building techniques and wheel projects are taught as well.

  • 4 weeks, $90.00
  • Sundays from 1:30-3:30p.m. - taught by Joe
  • Advanced handbuilding and wheel thrown projects
Advanced Clay Hand Building & Wheel Throwing
  • 4 weeks, $90.00
  • Thursdays 7:00-9:00 p.m.- 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 Saturdays.
  • Class runs from 10:00 a.m.-Noon  taught by Lauren.
  • Limited to one make-up class allowed a month
  • You will be shown how to make or do whatever was covered during your regular weekday class.
  • Please arrive before 10:10  a.m. when the door is locked and the teacher moves into the classroom.
Classes start on the first Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday of EVERY MONTH.


Call 312-421-8000 for additional info

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 with good traction. 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.