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Pottery Studio

The Pottery Studio is located in the northwest corner of City Park. It has provided interactive experiences and education since 1971. The Pottery Studio serves as an educational and recreational facility that offers broad and diverse classes, activities, opportunities, and adventures for students of all ages. Participants can learn a wide range of basic clay techniques including the use of a potter’s wheel, hand-building, forming, construction, surface treatment, and a variety of methods to decorate and glaze ceramic ware.

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Last Call Pottery Pick Up: September 19 & 26

Note: Pottery pieces will be disposed after Saturday, September 26, 2020. All pottery pieces not picked up from the winter 2019/2020 session and any sessions prior will be disposed. 

If you are currently enrolled in a summer pottery class, Pottery pick up will occur at the Pottery Studio on Saturday, September 19 and Saturday, September 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Please note the following COVID-19 guidelines:

  • Masks and gloves will be required.
  • No boxes/containers/wrapping materials will be provided.
  • Please follow entrance and exit guidelines.
  • Please adhere to 6 foot social distancing.
  • Please note that limited number of individuals will be allowed in the building at one time.

If you still need to pick up pottery pieces from the 2019/2020 winter session, your pieces are located at the Fort Collins Senior Center. Please check in with front desk staff upon arrival.

Please attend a summer pottery pick up date if you believe that you are missing a pre-winter 2019/2020 piece.

Moving forward, the Pottery Studio will only hold on to pieces for 1 session after the completed session. For example, if you participate in a summer class, the studio will hold onto pieces until the fall pottery pick up, then all remaining summer pieces will be disposed.

Senior Center Hours of Operation

To participate in a pottery class or open lab, you must register in advance.

To register for the programs below, visit our online database and search for the class to register. You can also call 970-221-6655 to register over the phone. Additional Arts & Crafts programs can be found in the Recreator.

Pick up a copy of the Recreator at any Recreation Facility or view the online version

Monday-Sunday: Facility hours vary. Please call the Senior Center at 970.221.6644 for more information.
Pottery Lab times available for those enrolled in specific Pottery programs. 

The Pottery Studio has varied firing capabilities to process pots in several different ways: Cone 6 reduction, Cone 6 oxidation, Cone 05 Majolica, Raku and Black on Black. 

  • 28 Potters Wheels (20 electric and 8 kick; two are handicapped accessible)
  • 6 Kilns (2 gas, 3 electric, 1 Raku)
  • 200 square feet of work surface
  • 10 different clays in stock
  • Clay mixer and pugmill
  • Slab-roller (30 inches wide)
  • Compressor with vented spray booth
  • Power 10-inch grinder
  • 2 clay extruders with a variety of dies
  • 2 story building
  • Library with periodicals and reference books, including more than 65 videos of performing potters
  • Over 40 glazes
  • Variety of Slips, Stains, Engobes, and Terra Siglatta
  • Hundreds of pottery examples

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Private Instruction

Private lessons are available for all levels. For more information and to schedule lessons, contact Katie Stieber at a3N0aWViZXJAZmNnb3YuY29t

Scout Badges

Boy and Girl Scouts can learn the fundamentals of clay while completing their badge requirements. Tour and see the workings of a Pottery Studio, as well as create a piece of your very own. For more information, contact Katie Stieber at a3N0aWViZXJAZmNnb3YuY29t