Private Clay Classes

The Bascom Director of Ceramics

To Book Contact Director of Ceramics, Frank Vickery, at

Monday – Friday 

  • 1:00 – 2:30 pm

  • 3:00 – 4:30 pm

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at clay?  Have friends in town and need a fun activity? The Clay Private Class is the perfect class for you.  Pick a time slot, wear some old clothes and we will provide a knowledgeable instructor who will guide you through the process of either hand building or the potter’s wheel.  Pieces will be ready 3 weeks after date of appointment.  Included in the cost is up to 6lbs of clay, instruction, glazing, and firing  Extra clay be purchased for $3 per lb, which includes firing and glazing.


Project Choices:

  • Hand Building

  • Wheel Throwing

  • Sculptural Animal Totems 


  • Ages 4 and under: (1 hour), $40 per student 

  • Ages 5 - 7: (1 ½ hours) $50 per student 

  • Ages 8 – 20: (1 ½ hours) $60 per student 

  • Ages 21 and above: (1 ½ hours) $70 per student

Other Choices:

  • You Too Can Raku: $60 per piece, includes glazing and firing.  Students pick a piece and apply glaze. One hour firing time. (Must reserve 2 weeks prior to session)

  • Face Jugs: 3lb jugs made to order.  $75 per piece. Students learn how to apply the face. (Must reserve 2 weeks prior)  

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323 Franklin Road
Highlands, NC 28741
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10-5
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