Studio: Class Info


SUMMER CLASS REGISTRATION: The registration is now live. All available class openings are posted at

We are holding a special event on May 26 from 1-3 which is now SOLD OUT. THROW DOWN LOW DOWN with KIEFER FLOREAL For more information visit

SIGNING UP FOR ALL CLASSES: Class openings will be posted at as they become available. Click on the site to see what spots are available, and what date they start. They will be posted about 2 weeks before the start date. Registration will be from that site and the first person to sign up with payment, gets that spot. Once signed up, you will receive an email with further instruction.

NOTE: We are not keeping a waiting list at this time


The Stoneware Studio is a communal studio space privately owned by five partners. It adjoins the Stoneware Gallery, and together the two businesses work in a symbiotic relationship. It’s a dynamic community of students, teachers and professional potters who have practiced in this space since the foundation of both businesses in 1978. Today, its main focuses are classes, and the use of its large gas kiln.

The current studio partners are: Valerie Metcalfe, Marusia Foster, Kathryne Koop, Jennifer Johnson and Colleen Chamberlin.

About the classes: Morning and evening adult classes are offered year round. The lessons emphasize throwing on the wheel and are tailored for most skill levels, from beginners to advanced students alike. They are designed for and limited to adults over the age of 16, and due to limited space with only one instructor per class, anyone requiring special assistance or attention unfortunately cannot be accommodated. Eleven wheels are available for use, as well as a slab roller for hand-building.  Students have access to dozens of glazes, and their work is professionally loaded and fired in the studio’s gas kiln. The kiln is high-fired in a reduction atmosphere, a sophisticated process that is difficult to emulate in other firing methods.

Regular classes – These operate from September to June, where students pay at the beginning of each month and continue for as many consecutive months as they are interested. For some this has become years, but for others, attendance is for a few months only. New students are contacted when someone quits, and must commit to two consecutive months as a minimum. (Click on “regular classes” link for more info.)

Summer classes – Four or five different classes are offered as an eight week session during July and August. This is a great time for new students to be introduced to throwing. (Click on “summer classes” link for more info.)