6 Weeks

Tuesdays, December 3 – January 21
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Instructor: Jesse Rasmussen

Learn the art of making pottery and create decorative and functional vessels in a spacious studio.

This class is for the beginner and for those who have taken beginning pottery classes in the past. The course will cover basic and intermediate level workings in clay – this class is mainly focused on wheel-thrown vessels (centering, pulling walls, shaping and trimming). Topics on cups, mugs, bowls, plates, cylinders, and aesthetics related to these shapes will be covered.

Advanced students are welcome and individual instruction will be given on topics such as lids, two-part pots, slip decoration, large vessels, production techniques, and more.

Each student will create a small series of functional vessels on the wheel (6-8). Various styles of vessels will be discussed during this course and an introduction to glaze and firing techniques will also be covered.

The cost of this course includes 16 hours of free open studio time per week for extra practice.

AGES: Adults & Teens 16+

Members: $157.50
Non-Members: $175.00

Bag of Clay: $25.00 (tax included)
Tool Set: $15


  • Basic pottery tools are available for purchase at the J ($15 for a basic pottery tool kit), or you can bring your own.
  • Old towel
  • Small bucket for water (an ice cream pail works great)
  • Appropriate clothes for getting dirty and having fun



There will be a 2 week break between Dec 23 – Jan 3.

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  • Intro to Pottery: Week 1
    December 3, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Intro to Pottery: Week 2
    December 10, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Intro to Pottery: Week 3
    December 17, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Intro to Pottery: Week 4
    January 7, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Intro to Pottery: Week 5
    January 14, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Intro to Pottery: Week 6
    January 21, 2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


321 Front St, Lynden, Washington, 98264, United States


The Ceramics Studio at the Jansen Art Center is located in the SE corner of the basement floor: