Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.

-Thomas Merton

Pottery attracts people of all mindsets and capabilities. There’s something about taking a piece of clay and partnering with it to create a usable or decorative vessel. We offer classes in both wheel thrown and hand built pottery. Try them both! You will walk away with a profound sense of accomplishment and a deeper appreciation for pottery. Our pottery students say the classes make them more focused, patient, calm and confident in their day-to-day lives.

Adult (8 week)

Session 5: August 18 – October 12
Online registration begins Friday, July 19
No classes and building closed September 2
No classes September 6 and 7

Session 6: October 13 – December 14
Online registration begins Friday, September 13
No classes and building closed November 11, 28, and 29
No classes week of Thanksgiving

Adult (8 weeks)

Session 1: January 5-February 29
Online registration begins Friday, November 22

Session 2: March 1-April 25
Online registration begins Friday, January 31
No classes and building closed April 10, 11, and 12


Art Alliance classes are held on schedule when the Greensboro Cultural Center is open. The Greensboro Cultural Center is closed on Federal Holiday 2019 Holiday Closings

Art Alliance Pottery classes meet in room 129 of the Greensboro Cultural Center weekly for 7 or 8 weeks per session. There are 6 sessions per year. Studio classes include wheel throwing instruction, handbuilding, and glazing techniques in a relaxing atmosphere. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. A waiting list is kept when classes are filled. The fee is $145 (unless noted below), which includes a bag of clay plus firing and glazing fees. Click here for a supply list.


CLAY—One extra bag of clay may be purchased each session for $35, or you may bring in a bag of extra clay from outside if you pay a kiln/glaze fee of $20. However, no student is allowed to work with more than 50 pounds of clay per session. Click here for Extra Clay.

OPEN STUDIO—Open studio is available to current students and takes place when there are no classes, camps, or workshops scheduled and the building isn’t closed.  Please review the Art Alliance Pottery Studio Guidelines.
 Open Studio Hours

AP1 Intermediate Pottery

Mondays, 6:30–9 pm | Instructor: LT Hoisington

See above for description.

$127/7 weeks, class begins October 14

AP2 Beginner/Intermediate Pottery

Tuesdays, 10 am–12:30 pm | Instructor: Peter Strafaci

See above for description.

 $145/8 weeks, class begins October 15

AP3 Intermediate Pottery

Tuesdays, 6:30–9 pm | Instructor: Deik Pierce

See above for description.

$145/8 weeks, class begins October 15

AP4 Intermediate Handbuilding Pottery

Wednesdays, 10 am–12:30 pm | Instructor: Susan O’Leary

This class is designed for individuals who know the fundamentals of handbuilding, want to improve, and explore their creativity. Students may work on independent projects or be guided by weekly demonstrations.

 $145/8weeks, class begins October 16

AP5 Intermediate Pottery

Wednesdays, 6:30–9 pm | Instructor: LT Hoisington

See above for description.

$145/8weeks, class begins October 16

AP6 Intermediate Pottery 

Thursdays, 10 am12:30 pm | Instructor: Leanne Pizio

See above for description.

$145/8weeks, class begins October 17

AP7 Intermediate Pottery

Thursdays, 6:30–9 pmInstructor: Ben Winslow

See above for description.

$145/8weeks, class begins October 17

AP8 Beginner Pottery

Fridays, 6:30-9 pm | Instructor: Ray Knris

See above for description.

$145/8 weeks, class begins October 18


AP9 Advance/Intermediate Pottery

Saturdays, 9:30 am12 pm | Instructor:Ben Winslow

Basic wheel throwing skills required.

$145/8weeks, class begins October 19

Please call 336-373-2725 or email for more information.