Ongoing Mixed-Level Classes

Access through Punchcard System


Adult (ages 18+)

Every Sunday, 10am-12noon

Instructor: Lisa Wolfgang


All Ages

Every Thursday, 6-8pm

Instructor: Heidi Bielenberg


Instructor will assist you in your learning from beginning throwing, honing your skills, trimming, hand building, and glazing. Classes do not have a set start and end date, come when able! Reserve a space in advance recommended, drop-ins welcome based on availability. Sign-up in the studio, by calling the office at (802) 888-1261, or emailing [email protected]
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Sip n’ Slurry – Pottery Friday Nights

$18 per session or $45 for series + cash bar


Sign up for fun pottery nights! This summer, every 1st Friday in June, July, and August, River Arts will host a Sip n' Slurry creative experience. Clay Studio instructors will walk you through a simple handbuilding project, all while enjoying a glass of wine or locally brewed beer. Handbuilidng is a great introductory method of working with clay, no prior experience is required (pottery wheel not used in this class as it requires more than one class to complete work).

Students will make 1 - 2 pieces during this 2 hour class, such as a bowl, plate, mug, or decorative piece. Couples and groups encourages, bring some friends and make it a party!

Includes materials, pieces will be available to pickup after glazing and firing approximately 3 weeks later.

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Monthly Membership, Punchcards, & Private Lessons

The Clay Studio at River Arts offers 4 pottery wheels, electric kiln, hand tools, glazes, and three clay bodies. Laguna Cone 6 stoneware clay bodies available including white, white with grog, and red with grog at $30 per 25lb bag, which includes all glazing and firing costs. Clay must be purchased through RA. Members may contact clay studio manager to approve bringing in additional materials or glazes.

Monthly Memberships:


Work independently in the studio

Dedicated shelf space for work, clay, and supplies storage

Unlimited studio hours, except for blacked-out dates during classes and rentals

Access to building key-code for working on weekends and after hours

Punch Cards:

$50/5 punches

$100/12 punches

Punch Cards are good for independent studio time (1 punch) or attending Ongoing Mixed-Level Classes (2 punches) if you need assistance. Sign-up recommended as there is limited wheel space. Sign-up on sheet in the studio, by calling the office (802-888-1261), or emailing [email protected] Drop-ins welcome based on availability.
2-hour Private Lessons:

$75 for 1 person

$100 for 2 people

$125 for 3 people

$150 for 4 people

Book a 2 hour private lesson! All materials included. We encourage you to sign up for multiple dates if you would like to learn how to trim and glaze your piece, otherwise we will take care of the finish work and you can pick up your piece approx 2 weeks after lesson. Give us a call or email [email protected] for more information or to reserve your date!
Questions? Interested in teaching or becoming a studio assistant?

Contact Heidi Bielenberg, Clay Studio Manager at [email protected]
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