A note to our customers. This year has been very challenging. Thank you for your patience and commitment to the products and services we provide you. During the Covid-19 pandemic we have been hit with a number of set backs that have slowed the processing of most orders. Despite these circumstances we are working hard to come up with creative ideas to quicken our response and get your orders to you as soon as we can.

Braintree Supply Store (E-Mail Braintree):
Please place your orders at least one day ahead of time. It is easiest if you email a list of the items you are looking for to braintree@portlandpottery.com. We will call you as soon as your order is pulled and ready for pick up. Our Braintree store still remains closed to foot traffic, but you can still place orders for curbside pick up. We will not be able to fire kilns at our Braintree location until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Portland Supply Store (E-Mail Portland):
Our Portland store is open for browsing. We are happy to have you back in the store again! Two customers at a time please. Curbside is also available in Portland. It is recommended to place the order ahead of time whenever possible.

Portland Studio (E-Mail Studio):
Classes are available. Email us to sign up.

Thank You Very Much,
Portland Pottery Crew

Contact info and hours for all locations

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Clay Classes

Portland Pottery Studios, part of our Portland, Maine location, offers exciting, fun and relaxing classes. Learn all about clay, wheel-throwing techniques, hand building, and the process of glazing and firing.

Our 8-week classes includes group and individual instruction, weekly talks, demonstrations, and critiques of finished pieces. We will be using cone 10 clay and firing in the reduction kiln.  Classes meet for three hours once per week for eight weeks (i.e. Beginner Clay meets every Monday, 6pm-9pm)

Tuition: $295.00 , unless otherwise noted

All 8-week classes include: 50lbs of cone 10 clay, studio glaze and slips, firing, open studio time, and discount workshops.  We encourage students to take classes that match their skill level and interest, however we understand that scheduling is a major factor for most students.  As a result most classes are mixed level students, all levels are welcome in any classes that fit your schedule.

MONDAYS 6pm-9pm • TUESDAYS 10am-1pm • TUESDAYS 6pm-9pm • THURSDAYS 10am-1pm • THURSDAYS 6pm-9pm 
An exciting, fun and relaxing class. Learn all about clay, wheel-throwing techniques, hand building, and the process of glazing and firing.

MONDAYS 6pm-9pm •  TUESDAYS 2-5 • WEDNESDAYS 10am-1pm• WEDNESDAYS 6pm-9pm • THURSDAYS 10am-1pm• THURSDAYS 6pm-9pm
Intermediate students will expand upon skills learned in the beginning class, creating larger, more individualized pieces and incorporating hand-building skills. Concentration will be on decorative surfaces using slips, stamps, stencils and more!

MONDAYS 10:00-1:00 , TUESDAYS 10:00-1:00,  SUNDAY 3:00-6:00 
Instructors, Brian Buckland on Mon and Tues 10-1  and Dennis Chouinard on Sundays 3-6,  will help experienced students explore various wheel throwing techniques and help students improve their throwing habits.  Altered and joined forms will be explored as well as handles, pouring vessels and lids. Glazing and surface design will also be covered.

Personal projects and goals will be emphasized as you work with an instructor on increasingly complex forms. Class includes individual instruction, weekly talks, demonstrations, and critiques of finished pieces. We will be using cone 10 clay and firing in the reduction kiln, although students may also choose to explore other clay bodies.

MONDAYS 10am-1pm
The possibilities are endless when handbuilding. Students will pinch, coil, slab, extrude, carve and sculpt clay and explore surface decoration, texture and design. This class is geared toward a beginner and intermediate students.  Your creations will surprise you!

Saturday Adult 8 week Class ! Hand-building with Anne Willett from 10:00-1:00,  Learn the basics as well as exciting surface treatment!

WEDNESDAYS 10am-1pm –   (may not run every session)
Instructor  Julie Cunningham will work with students to explore handbuilding techniques, introduction to wheel throwing, surface textures, and surface design.  The class will explore a wide range of finishing techniques utilizing terra sigilatta, majolica, slip, underglaze, oxide wash, glaze and more.

Friday and Sunday clay is a relaxed mixed level clay class perfect for anyone too busy during the week to join in a class. Wheel throwing and handbuilding students are welcomed, demonstrations will include various forming methods, surface treatment, design and glazing will all be covered.  The weekly demonstrations will be catered to the interest of the class as determined at the first class of each session.  All levels welcome.

2020 Session Start Dates

Classes & Times10-1 (H)
10-1 (I,A)
6-9 (B,I)
10-1 (B,I)
2-5 (I)
6-9 (B,I,A)
10-1 (H,B,A)
6-9 (B,I,A)
9-12 (B,I)
10-1 (B,I)
10-1 (H)
6-9 (B,I,A)
10-1 (All Levels)10-1 (H)10-1 (All Levels)
3:00-6:00 (I, A)
SESSION 1Jan 6Jan 7Jan 8Jan 2Jan 3Jan 4Jan 5
SESSION 2Mar 2March 3Mar 4 Feb 27Feb 28Feb 29Mar 1
Apr 28
Apr 29Apr 23Apr 24Apr 25Apr 26
SESSION 4July June June June June June July
SESSION 5Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug
SESSION 6Oct Oct Oct Oct Oct Oct Oct

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