Directory for Clay Classes
Call us to sign up for classes -- we do not have online registration ...
Portland: 503-283-1353 or Eugene: 541-338-7654
Georgies Portland store offers clay classes, Kiln Firing classes, as well as 3 progressive Teacher Training Clay classes. These Teacher classes are specifically designed for our Public & Private School Teachers that purchase clay from us and promote working with clay in their schools. For now, the Eugene store is only offering Kiln Firing classes.
For most of Georgies' employees and instructors, clay and its many facets are a lifetime pursuit. There are endless ways to form the clay and decorate the surface. Explore form, function, texture, color, and design. An eight week class is a freckle in time: it may be something you want to explore further ... but it won't be enough time to become a master potter or make all your Christmas presents if you have never worked in clay before. Building your skills takes time and lots of practice, and this is a great place to start your journey!
Open studio times are uninstructed, but valuable
in developing the skills you are learning in your class.
The FINE PRINT for eight-week clay classes:
At the time of registration for our clay classes we request a $50 deposit and a credit card number to hold your reservation. The $50 deposit will NOT be refunded if you cancel your registration, but will be applied when you pay the rest of your class fee; $50 + $300 = $350 (or for the 7 week classes, $50 + $275 = $325).
You will get a registration confirmation via email. We normally bill your class fee to your credit card about one week before the first class session. If you choose to pay by cash or check, please arrive before 5:00 pm on the first class day so we can complete your invoice. Call or email us as soon as possible if you have to cancel your registration. We have wait lists for many of our classes, and your early call allows someone else to attend.
The fee for our clay classes includes Georgies classroom clay, use of Georgies glazes on your work, studio time to practice between class sessions (when there is not another class using the studio space), and firing your classroom work. Other clays and glazes are not included in the class fee. You'll have to purchase those on your own if you wish to use them. Cone 06 lowfire clays are NOT allowed in our classroom area for any reason.