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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.

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

Adult & Youth Pottery

Adult Wheel & Handbuilding

Date: Variety of dates and times available
Age: 18 years & up
Cost: Varies

Learn about clay, tools, and glazing including basic skills in a leveled series of classes. 

Youth Wheel & Handbuilding

Date: Variety of dates and times available
Age: 6-17 years
Cost: Varies

Create interesting clay projects while learning various methods of forming, wheel throwing and glazing. New projects introduced each session.

Looking for More Programs?

Advanced and specialty programs are also available each season in the Recreator. Find the best suited Raku, glazing, sculpture and family programs for you.  

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Child with Parent Pottery

Parent & Tot Mud, Handbuilding

Date: Variety of dates and times available
Age: 3-5 years
Cost: $60 (per parent/child pair)

Parent and child work together to combine talents in this unique pottery class. 

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Parent & Child Handbuilding

Date: Variety of dates available  l  4-5:30 p.m.
Age: 6-9 years
Cost: $110 (per child/adult pair)

Work on individual projects and share a creative experience while working with clay. 

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Parent, Teen & Youth Handbuilding & Wheel

Date: Variety of dates available  l  5:30-7 p.m.
Age: 10-17 years
Cost: $110 (per parent/child pair)

Explore creating with clay together to make functional pots and whimsical objects. 

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Birthday Parties

Whether it's a birthday party with your kiddos, or some time with friends, the Pottery Studio offers a fun and unique atmosphere for get-togethers. Each attendee creates a piece to take home. Tailored packages available. For more information, contact Cate Eckenrode at Y2Vja2Vucm9kZUBmY2dvdi5jb20= or 970.224.6136.

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Private Instruction

Private lessons are available for all levels. For more information and to schedule lessons, contact Cate Eckenrode at Y2Vja2Vucm9kZUBmY2dvdi5jb20= or 970.224.6136.

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 Cate Eckenrode at Y2Vja2Vucm9kZUBmY2dvdi5jb20= or 970.224.6136.