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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.

For information regarding rentals, please contact Sarah Olear at solear@fcgov.com.

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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

Rental Information#

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Pottery Studio

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Private lessons are available for all levels. For more information and to schedule lessons, contact Sarah Olear at solear@fcgov.com

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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 Sarah Olear at solear@fcgov.com