While Howard County offers more than its share of upscale amenities and experiences there are also countless activities, attractions and amenities that are absolutely amazing. One of the most enjoyable is joining a pottery wheel or fused glass class by searching pottery classes near me.
For those who have been searching for fun things to do in Howard County, we have the entire gallery to display how we make it fun and entertaining for students in The ClayGround. Our gallery features contemporary glass art and exhibitions, from both local and nationally renowned artists.
We teach you to cut and attach pieces of glass, beads, and mosaic tiles to create a design on a project base. Project bases are generally wooden or canvas, and can be painted, and your design can be anything from realistic to abstract. Our top-notch teachers are here to help guide you through the entire process. Projects can be taken home the same day.
Glass fusion involves stacking, or layering thin sheets of colorful glass to create patterns or simple images. None of our glass is pre-cut; our wonderful teachers show you proper cutting, grinding, and clipping techniques and are available to give tips and encouragement throughout the class. We want you to go beyond the expectations of a typical fused glass class. You’re in charge of your design, and the all the physical cutting involved in the class. You must return at a later date to pick up your finished piece.
Advanced Fused Glass- $95.00 per student
Once you have the basics of Fused Glass down then the Advanced Fused Glass is the next step in the process. We introduce liquid glass, new cutting techniques, mould prep, multiple firings, and more.
6 Week Fused Glass - $250.00 per student
Our six week fused glass class goes in to great detail about the compatibility of glass, the history of fused glass, the physics of glass, kiln and mould information, and much more!
Our Mud & Merlot classes are a great date night activity, they are BYOB and messy! We teach you to throw a vase, cup, or bowl. This class is great for beginners who have never thrown before, or if it has been a while since you have thrown. This is a multiple step process, you will need to return to glaze your piece and then again to pick up your finished artwork. .
Beyond the Basics - $45.00 per student
This class is perfect for beginners, we teach you to throw a vase, bowl, or mug. We can show you how to add texture and even a handle if you choose. This class is great for beginners who have never thrown before, or if it has been a while since you have thrown. This is a multiple step process, you will need to return to glaze your piece and then again to pick up your finished artwork.
Hand Building - $45.00 per student
Coil pots, pinch pots, and slab construction. Our hand building class is a project based class which allows the student to creatively express themselves through clay. Students are encouraged to explore the limits of the clay. This is a multiple step process, you will need to return to glaze your piece and then again to pick up your finished artwork.
Advanced Wheel - $45.00 per student
This project based class is for people looking to hone their throwing skills including lids, collaring, and more.
6 Week Pottery Wheel - $250.00 per student
Already have some basic knowledge of the wheel and looking to improve your throwing skills? Brand new to throwing and want to learn as much as you can? This class is for you! Practice and refine simple forms and explore more complex shapes. Basic techniques to throw cylinders, cups, bowls, and more are demonstrated. Various methods of surface decoration and glazing are also explored or expanded upon depending on your skill level.