Fired Up Pottery

Walk In, Make Art, Create Memories
Cheaper than therapy and way more fun

The following clay classes are by appointment only and need to be booked online 3 days in advance due to popularity and instructor availability.  We appreciate your cooperation in scheduling in advance.  On RARE occasions we might be able to accommodate requests in a shorter time frame, you may of course call the store for availability. Please go to the Book Online tab or

 call the studio at 608-442-9900 with any questions.

Try It Wheel Class - 1.5 hours

$40 per person for a prearranged class.

$85 for a private class for two on Friday and Saturday nights (perfect for date night!).

Our Try It class is perfect for newcomers and experienced throwers alike. Participants must be ages 10 and up. The price includes instruction and one finished piece (clay, painting, and two firings). Additional pieces are $8 per pound of clay. Most extra pieces are under $16 each.  Pieces will be ready for painting about 2-3 weeks after the class, and the final firing takes an additional 2 weeks.


Mini Try It Wheel Class - 1 hour

$58 for a private class for two. $29 per additional person.  One person is $50.

This class is just like our standard Try It class, but shorter. Participants can be ages 6 and up. Great for a family day or girls' night out. The price includes instruction and one finished piece. 


Private Tutoring Session - 60 minutes for $50 with Kim, or 30 minutes for $30

A one-on-one session with Kim. She has over 40 years of wheel experience and can help you with any techniques or special projects you want to tackle. This class is best suited to wheel throwers with experience who have questions or need adjustments. The class fee covers instruction only, please call the store to arrange, 608-442-9900.

6 Week Wheel Class - Six 2-hour evening sessions, from 6-8pm

$180 per person for the full course.

You will learn the basics of throwing pottery on the wheel in this six-week series. Techniques in this course include centering clay, making lids, adding handles, surface decorating, and glazing. Course fee includes 5 classes of clay instruction, 1 glazing class, 8 pounds of clay, and free studio time outside of class for the duration of the course. Extra clay can be purchased at $8 per pound. More experienced throwers are welcome -- we can cater our instruction to you. Ages 10 and up, please.

Open Clay Studio Time (please call ahead at 608-442-9900)

Our clay studio is open to visitors whenever wheel classes aren't taking place. However, instructors will not be available to help with clay outside of booked classes. Please call the studio to ensure that the room is available for you. There is an $8 flat studio fee per person to cover the use of our materials. Pieces you choose to keep are weighed wet, and clay is $8 per pound. This price includes bisque firing, glazing, and glaze firing. Drying and bisque firing takes approximately 2-3 weeks after your piece is created, and glaze firing takes about 2 weeks.  The pictures are pieces made here in high fire clay (stoneware).