The Pot Shop Studio & Gallery, Est. 1967
1224 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, Illinois 60202
Phone: 847-864-7778













Adult and Children's Pottery Classes
Adult pottery class fees include everything you'll need to turn lumps of clay into finished pieces: Students are welcome to use the studio whenever it is open, and are encouraged to practice frequently – one of the perks of classes at The Pot Shop!

Adult classes meet once a week for 8 weeks.
(Class levels and times are further below.)

2017 Schedule
Winter: January 16 - March 11
Spring: April 3 - May 27
Summer: June 12 - August 5
Fall: September 11 - November 4
Holiday: November 6 - December 16

Early Registration up to 7 days before first class:
$270 Credit Card/Check
$250 Cash

Late Registration
$280 Credit Card, Check or Cash

Cost for the Holiday Session
$230 Credit Card, Check or Cash

Beginning and pre-intermediate pottery: Wheel throwing
(Pre-intermediate means you may have had some experience with pottery...but it’'s been a long time and you’'d like a refresher. You can switch classes if it’s appropriate.)
Tuesday 10:00am - 1:00pm
Tuesday 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Wednesday 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Thursday 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 1:00pm
Demonstrations and discussions include clays and their classifications, basic firing and glazing techniques, and some aesthetics of form and design. Students will learn fundamental skills and become proficient in executing basic shapes such as cylinders, mugs, pitchers, and covered jars. Early intermediate students may also incorporate plates, larger bottles, vases, and bowls. If there’s something else you’d like to learn to make, just ask Dominic! Tools can be purchased at the first class.

Intermediate and advanced pottery: Wheel throwing
Monday 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Tuesday 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Wednesday 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 12:00pm
Demonstrations and discussions include further exploration of form, design, and decorating techniques as well as glaze formulation and production pottery techniques. Students have the opportunity to experiment with new surface treatments such as underglazes, stains, and slips. Increased skill level allows students to create more advanced shapes such as platters, teapots, and casseroles. Shapes are geared toward individual style, with an emphasis on originality. Personalized instruction enhances creativity.

The registration deadline is 10 days before the first day of class. Please call Dominic at 847-864-7778 to inquire about class availability.

General Information
Adult classes run for 8 weeks and meet once a week for 3 hours. Class size is limited to 19 students so that each student has use of a wheel for the entire class period. Students are allowed and encouraged to sit in on other classes whenever a wheel is available.

Missed Sessions (Adult Classes Only)
Students are encouraged to attend every class during the 8-week course. A missed class may be made up by attending one of the other classes in session, as long as a wheel is available.

Studio Hours
Students have unlimited use of the studio and are encouraged to practice frequently.
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 6:00pm (up to 10pm if there is a class that night)
Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Class Policies
Due to space limitations in the studio, all supplies must be removed from bins at the end of the class session. All pots must be removed from the studio within 30 days of the end of the session.


Children's classes - Let's play in clay!

Age 8-12: Wheel throwing
Children will have fun learning to manipulate clay, using it to express their ideas while mastering basic techniques. The classes will cover beginning wheel skills such as centering, cylinders, and basic shapes. All clay, tools, and materials are provided for children's classes. Class size is limited to ten students. MAKE-UP SESSIONS ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR CHILDREN'S CLASSES.

School-year sessions meet once a week for 8 weeks.
Please register early!

2017 Schedule
Winter: January 19 - March 9 (Thursdays, 4:30 - 5:45)
Spring: April 6 - May 25 (Thursdays 4:30 - 5:45)
Summer Session I: June 13 - July 6 (Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:30 - 5:45)
Summer Session II: July 11 - August 3 (Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:30 - 5:45)
Fall: September 14 - November 2 (Thursdays 4:30 - 5:45)
Holiday: November 9 - December 14 (Thursdays 4:30 - 5:45)

Early Registration up to 7 days before first class:
$160 Credit Card, Check or Cash

Late Registration
$170 Credit Card, Check or Cash

Please call Dominic at 847-864-7778 to inquire about class availability. A minimum of 6 registered children are needed for a class to run, so register early!

Class policies
There are no make-up classes for children's classes. All pots must be removed from the studio within 30 days of the end of the session.