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Pottery Studio

The Pottery Studio
1541 West Oak
PH: (970) 221-6644
The Pottery Studio, located in the northwest corner of City Park, has provided interactive experiences and education since 1971. The Studio offers programming for all ages and levels. The Studio is equipped with the materials needed to learn basic clay techniques including the use of the potter’s wheel, handbuilding, forming, construction, surface treatment, and methods to decorate and glaze ceramic ware.


  • 7 kilns (gas stoneware, electric, Raku)
  • 10-inch power grinder
  • 200-square feet of work surface
  • 30-inch wide slab-roller
  • 32 potters’ wheels (electric, kick; handicapped accessible)
  • Clay mixer and pugmill
  • Compressor with vented spray booth
  • Library with periodicals, reference books, video, and examples
  • More than 10 different clays
  • Stoneware glazes, slips, stains, engobes, and terra siglatta
  • Clay extruders and dies


Pottery Classes

The Pottery Studio is a robust fully functioning studio that offers classes for all levels and ages. We have classes for individuals and for families wanting to work on projects together.  

View the Recreator to find the perfect class for you.

For adult classes, the first 25 lbs. of clay is provided. More clay can be purchased at the Studio for $22. Only clay purchased from the Pottery Studio is fired. A basic tool kit ($12) needs to be purchased at the first class if you don’t already own your own hand tools. Large tools and project specific tools are provided, as well as a slab-roller and two extruders with many different dies. Glazes, slips, stains and engobes provided. Specialty tools and higher end hand tools are also available for purchase. Note: All work must be accomplished at the Studio. Production work is not permitted.

Pottery Lab

Lab is for current students to practice or finish work in progress. Anyone who has taken classes at the Pottery Studio may register as a lab student. This is a recreational and educational facility; production work is not permitted. Staff is in attendance, but no formal instruction provided. The Studio is open for 20 hours of lab time per week; students may use up to 10 hours of lab time per week. Note: Lab fee includes 25 lbs. of clay. Lab hours are for adults only. Open lab times are not available for students enrolled in the Sampler Class.

For a current schedule of open lab hours, see the Recreator and search for "Pottery Lab".

Pottery Pals

Pottery Pals generously donate their time and talents to help with special events and studio activities. New members welcome.

Private Pottery Instruction

Private pottery lessons are available for all levels interested in having one-on-one time to rapidly develop skills and knowledge. Fees vary depending on the program. Class not discountable. 

Scouts Badges

Boy and Girl Scouts can learn the fundamentals of clay while completing their badge requirements. Scouts go on a tour and see the workings of a Pottery Studio, as well as create a piece that they can personalize with their own creativity. Cost is $14 per child (5 children minimum). Class not discountable.


Contact Dennis Steiner at 970.817.0658 or for more information and scheduling.


The Pottery Studio hours are variable. Please call 970.221.6644 for more information.