6 Week Beginner’s Wheel Throwing Class @ Yay Clay!

In this class, students will learn how to create ceramic forms on the pottery wheel. Mugs, vases, bowls, handles, glazing, form, function, and design are a few topics we will cover in this relaxed six week course. Lessons will be designed for beginners and tailored towards individuals and their goals. Students will have additional opportunities to practice their skills by attending open studios on Saturdays and Sundays from 12-3 during the course.

Click here to meet your awesome class instructor, Alex Ball.
  • Week 1: January 22, 2019 6:30pm-9pm - Introduction to Ceramic Process, states of clay, tool names, general vocabulary, safety, and studio policies - Demos: wedging, throwing a basic cylinder - focus on centering
  • Week 2: January 29, 2019 6:30pm-9pm -Sketching for planning - inspiration for forms. Demos: trimming a foot, pulled handles
  • Week 3: February 5, 2019 6:30pm-9pm - Demos: glazing (brushing and dipping basics)
  • Week 4: February 12, 2019 6:30pm-9pm - Demo: throwing a bowl
  • Week 5: February 19, 2019 6:30pm-9pm - Demo: Underglazing, sgraffito and inlay
  • Week 6: February 26, 2019 6:30pm-9pm - Work Day

Clay Date at YAY CLAY!

$75 per person (minimum 2 people) first visit is 2 hours long and includes a free return visit to glaze (paint) pieces


Clay Dates are scheduled on weekdays (Monday, Tuesday or Thursday) at 7pm or weekends (Friday,Saturday, Sunday) between 3-5pm, or 7-9pm.

To book your Clay Date using a YayClay Gift Card, Please call 215-716-7176 to schedule your date.