Pottery making is one of the oldest crafts known to man. Then ancient civilizations of Greece, Rome and the Native Americans all knew how to turn a lump of clay into a useful and decorative object. Today, pottery lessons are among the most popular lessons with both adults and children. There is something almost mesmerizing about watching a lump of clay going around on a wheel as your hands form it into a work of art. If you progress enough with your pottery lessons, you might even be asked to participate in a show and become recognized as an artist in your own right. Remember, very master potter started out as a beginner just as you are.
Mud Flat Studio in Boston has pottery lessons for adults and children and they have quite a variety to choose from. For adults, start out with the basic lessons, beginning, intermediate and advanced wheel throwing then you can concentrate on specific items such as mugs and pouring vessels. You can also take lessons in other forms of pottery making such as coiling. For children, they have classes to introduce them to pottery, special classes for children and their parents and a special summer program. The ages vary depending on the classes. You can learn everything there is to know about pottery here. They are located at 149 Broadway
Somerville, Boston, Massachusetts 02145
Mudville is a non profit organization in Boston and they have a different approach to pottery lessons. The classes have students at all different levels taking lessons together. The lessons last for ten weeks, one day a week and you get to choose your day, as long as there is room. The lessons are held Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30, and Saturday mornings from 10:00 to 1:00. They are located at 181 Pearl Street (corner of Route 28 and Pearl), Somerville, Boston, Massachusetts 02145.
Feet of Clay in Boston had pottery lessons for Adults weeknights from 7-10pm and they run for 8 weeks, cover basic wheel-throwing and hand-building techniques for beginners. Intermediate students can work on projects of their choice. They are located at 21 Station Street, Brookline, Boston Massachusetts 02445.
The Boston Center for Adult Education is a great place and they have a large selection of pottery lessons available. Basic Wheelthrowing, Basic Wheelthrowing II, Clay Sculpture,
Clay Sculpture: A One Evening Sampler, Daytime Wheelthrowing and Handbuilding, Glazes and the Glazing Process,Independent Pottery Workshop, Intermediate Wheelthrowing, Introduction to Ceramics Best Sekker!
Japanese Pottery Workshop and Wheelthrowing and Handbuilding. You can register on line for the class or classes you want. The classes meet at the pottery studio at 5 Commonwealth Avenue. Boston Massachusetts.