Creating Pottery at ClaySpace TC

Who knew there is a thriving ceramics community right here in Traverse City?! I visited ClaySpace TC (1455 Barlow St, Traverse City, MI 49686)  for a private lesson on how to “throw the wheel” and walked away with a greater appreciation for the art as well as a longing for more! During my 90-minute class I was introduced to the basics of the wheel and created multiple pots. See my pictures to the left for some action photos as well as my (and my husbands) finished work! At the end of class I was able to pick out the glazes that I wanted and then the instructor glazed them for me. I picked them up about two weeks later. The ceramics turned out beautiful and I now have some unique gifts for Mother’s Day. I would recommend trying out this inspiring, fun, and meditative art to just about anyone! Taking a private lesson with my husband felt like an episode of The Bachelor and went by in a heart beat! The only thing missing was the red rose at the end. Here is a taste of what ClaySpace TC has offer:

Classes for adults include: 8-Week Wheel throwing, Intro to Wheel throwing, Intermediate Wheel throwing (for folks who have had some recent experience in wheel throwing, and can complete simple shapes on the wheel, like bowls and cylinders. Advanced Wheel throwing, Thursday Flex Wheel throwing (all skill levels), and an 8-Week Hand building course. They also offer “Hand Building at Home” for adults (Adult Hand Building)- This is a hour and half workshop in which students be introduced to the process of hand building- pretty fun! “TRY-IT Wheel throwing” is a 2-hour workshop in which introduced to the process of wheel throwing or you can schedule a private class for 1-on-1 teaching, which is what I decided to do. They also offer “Open Studio Memberships”and children’s classes. From their website: Kids After School Ceramics: $150 per student for six weeks of two-hour sessions on Mondays from 4pm-6pm. The first three weeks will be spent creating using handbuilding. The final three weeks will be spent learning the pottery wheel. This class is designed for students 8-12 years of age, no experience is necessary. Private lesson for young artist start at $35 for a single lesson or six lessons for $175. Private lessons can be scheduled any time the studio is available

Check out what ClaySpace TC is all about on their website:

Make sure to follow them on Instagram: @ClaySpaceTC

(AND make sure you are following me on Instagram @StylishUpNorth and my board books @CreativeBabyBook) 

1455 Barlow St, Traverse City, MI 49686



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