Creative Claythings

Intro to Clay (Beginners)

  • 8 weeks @ $160.00
  • Tuesdays 7:00-9:00 p.m.- taught by Miranda /or  Christine
  • Wednesdays 7:30-9:30 p.m.- taught by Kristi or 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.

  *  More advanced forms built on a cylinder
        4 weeks, $75.00, Sundays,  7:00-9:00 pm
  • 4 weeks @$75.00. Taught by Caitlin

  • Wheel and hand building
  • Mondays 7:00-9:00 p.m.- taught by Walt.
  • Fairly advanced forms will be taught that build on the ability to center and throw a good 4" cylinder.
  • mugs, and jars with lids will be highlighted. 
  • Projects such as bowls, 

Advanced Clay Handbuilding and Wheel
  • 4 weeks, $75  Taught by Shawn
  • 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 every Saturday.
  • Class runs from 10:00 a.m.- Noon.
  • and are only for students who are registered and paid for in the same month..
  • You will be shown how to make or do whatever was covered during your regular weekday class.
Classes start on the first Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday of EVERY MONTH.

Call us at 312.421.8000 or register below.


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 touched 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. 
 Also, If it is made on a is round, period, end of sentence.  You have a 3D universe to create in.