Instructions in all aspects of pottery -- hand-building, sculpting, wheel throwing and glazing. Lessons offered are for children or adults, or for parent / child session. Art Teachers professional development lessons are also available. Please call or e-mail to schedule in advance. Minimum time recommended per lesson is one hour and 15 minutes. A series of private lessons (minimum of five lessons) will qualify you to use our Open Studio offering.
Who: Private lessons can be given to adults, children (age 7 and up and age 8 and up for the potter's wheel) and a mixture of adults and children (e.g. parent / child). It is a fun date idea for couples.
Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Cancellation policy: Two days notice
Cost: See table below (all lessons are 1 hour and 15 minutes)
- 1 person: $86 + 12 ** = $98
- 2 people: $138 + 24 ** = $162 ($81 per person)
- 3 people: $190 + 36 ** = $226 ($75 per person)
- 4 people : $228+ 48 ** = $276 ($69 per person)
- 5 people: $265 + 60 ** = $325 ($65 per person)
- For more than 5 participants, see children or adult events details
** Pricing above includes $12 for firing fees per item.
10% discount is offered for three or more lessons if paid in advance.
Schedule for private lesson up to three participants is preferred on:
- Mondays: 1:00PM - 9:00PM
- Wed., Fri. or Sat. - 1:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: During the summer, private lesson can be scheduled on Fridays or Saturdays only (1:00 - 6:00PM)
Schedule for a lesson with more than three participants, call to discuss
Letter from a parent samples: "Just want to thank you for wonderful private lesson with Jon. The three girls LOVED it! Jon was excellent - patient and easy-going while keeping the lesson moving and right on-time. A rare skill! Thank you again for the opportunity for these girls to share this experience. It will last them a lifetime. Best, Carolyn"
we took a private pottery lesson with Patty, one of the two owners. Patty was a joy to work with and clearly, an expert in working with clay. The class was fantastic. My two kids (9 and 12) and I each ended up with a slightly different and very attractive piece of pottery. We had a great time.
"Patty, many thanks again for our private lesson yesterday! Nathan, Ava, Claire & 2-timer Grace had a blast, felt like they really learned something and are eager to do more! You're such a wonderful teacher ... their bowls will NOT be handed off to their Moms ... they can't wait to show, tell and use them! Jackie".. More letters
The importance of clay for children
Note: we are not a Contemporary Paint Your Own Pottery / Ceramic Studio - we work with clay (potter's wheel and sculpting) .... and glazing. If you prefer to paint pottery, search for Hand Painted, Come Out and Clay in Norwalk, Hands on Pottery in Fairfield and Darien or Art and Soul in New Canaan.
We service Southern CT, Fairfield County, Westchester, White Plains and Rockland County, NY. Towns: Cos Cob, Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, New Canaan, Old Greenwich, Ridgefield, Rowayton, Southport, Stamford, Weston, Westport, Wilton, Norwalk, Pound Ridge, Bedford, South Salem, Pound Ridge, Purchase, Armonk, NYC.