We respect everyone's right to choose for themselves if they would like to wear a mask in the studio. In accordance with the current New Haven recommendations, we are allowing our staff to choose individually if they would like to wear a mask. However, if a student has a medical need that would necessitate our staff to wear a mask, please let us know. We are dedicated to keeping the studio a safe space for all.
We are continuing to use two class rooms to allow for the pottery wheels to be sufficiently spaced out. 
We want this to be a fun and relaxing time, and being safe is what makes that possible.

The Clay Room

  • All Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
  • Public One-Time Lessons ages 15+
  • Private One-Time Lessons age 7+
  • 6 Week Classes
  • Hand-Building (see studio activities)
  • Memberships

Public One-Time Lessons:

The perfect opportunity to get your hands muddy and go for a spin on the pottery wheel; no experience necessary. 

What You Need to Know:

  • Public One-Time Lessons are $55/person, and a non-refundable $25 deposit is required to book.
  • Up to 2 pieces are included in the lesson.
  • The lesson is approximately 1.5 hours depending on the number of participants.
  • Adult lessons are for adults and young adults ages 13+ (for younger participants, we can arrange a private lesson, we no longer offer public family lessons)
  • Pottery is messy and we recommend that you bring an old towel with you. We do not provide aprons or towels to cover clothing.
  • It can take 2-3 weeks for your pieces to be fired and ready for painting. We will give you a date when your pieces will be ready at the time of your appointment. After painting, your finished pieces are ready in one week.
  • To Reschedule or Cancel please see Instructions and Terms/Conditions.
Book Adult Lesson (13+)
Cutting pottery off wheel
Finished student pottery
Child and Instructor

Private One-Time Lessons:

These lessons run just like our Public One-Time Lessons, but are scheduled for your private group only. 

What You Need to Know:

  • Private Lessons are $140/person for 2 people.  Each additional person is $70 and up to 6 people can join a lesson at a time. 
  • Recommended for ages 7 and up.  We can work with up to 2 kids ages 4-6 during a lesson; but require a guardian to help them during the lesson.
  • Private Lessons should be scheduled using our online booking system. 
  • Up to 2 pieces are included in the lesson.
  • The lesson is approximately 1.5 - 2 hours depending on the number of participants.
  • Pottery is messy and we recommend that you bring an old towel with you. We do not provide aprons or towels to cover clothing.
  • It can take 2-3 weeks for your pieces to be fired and ready for painting (this is included). We will give you a date when your pieces will be ready at the time of your appointment. After painting, your finished pieces are ready in one week.
  • To Reschedule or Cancel please see Instructions and Terms/Conditions.
Book A Private Lesson (7+)
Cutting pottery off wheel
Finished student pottery
Child and Instructor

6 Week Pottery Wheel Classes

Students will learn the basics and beyond of throwing on the pottery wheel. We cover a wide range of progressive skills and with small class sizes (see FAQs), we are able to work with each student's individual growth goals. 

Included with class:

  • Instruction with professional teachers who focus on your individual goals. 
  • Weekly classes for 6 weeks (2.5 hours each) Summer Flex allows you to choose 6 out of 8 classes.
  • Use of studio tools and equipment.
  • Up to 25 lbs. of earthenware clay for beginners or stoneware for intermediate to advanced students.
  • 6 hours of open studio time to practice during the course of the class. (You can use the Acuity Scheduling App from your confirmation email, or the link below) These are used in 3 2-hour time blocks and expire 6 days after the last scheduled class.
  • $75 firing credit (this is the equivalent of 12- 15 pcs for a beginner), with 10% off studio firing fees for additional firing. 
  • Dedicated storage space for the duration of the class.
Join a ClassReserve Practice Time
Classroom set up
Student happy with first mug!
Student Holding Snake mug
Student at wheel thumbs up

To Cancel or Reschedule One-Time Lessons:

Cancellations can be made through the confirmation email sent when the class was booked. Each spot must be cancelled individually. The 50% one-time lesson deposit can be refunded in the form of a studio gift card with a minimum of 24 hours notice. For lessons that have been paid in full online, the other 50% will be returned in the form of payment received. Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will forfeit the 50% deposit unless a student is found to take the cancelled seat, at which time we will issue a gift certificate for the deposit amount.
For instructions: please click here.  Please email us if there is a special consideration for your cancellation:  Info@theclaydate.com