South Suburban Pottery

Welcome to Clay Arts at Goodson!

Students can learn the basics of pottery wheel throwing and glazing or focus on different techniques when throwing and centering or be introduced new tools and techniques and helping students continue to perfect their skills. Even though it is designed for all skills students will receive the individual attention needed to advance their techniques. Registered Students are encouraged to use the studio during the open lab hours. 

Clay and tools purchased during classes. No outside clay is allowed.  The cost of clay covers all firings and glazes for pieces less than 12 inches in height or width.  There may be additional fees for items over 12 inches in height or width.  Email coordinator with details or questions. 

Our studio is equipped with eleven electric wheels, extruder, slab roller, three electric kilns, high-fire gas kiln and RAKU kiln. It’s a place where students of all levels work side by side.

Minimum Class Requirements:

  • Must be able to carry/lift 25lbs
  • Follow all studio rules and policies 
  • Must be able to follow step by step directions and carry out directions independently

Individuals are encouraged to act in a way that will not hurt another person physically, mentally or emotionally. A participant may be asked to withdraw from a class or program if behavior does not comply with the facility and program standards.
• Appropriate social behavior is required.
• Participants must follow directions and stay with the group at all times.
• Refrain from using abusive or foul language.
• Refrain from causing bodily harm to self, other
   participants, program staff or property.
• The use of drugs, alcohol and weapons are prohibited at any SSPR Program.

Pottery Guild

Pottery guild has provided many wonderful additions to the pottery studio with donations, matching grant and 15% collected at the sales.  For 2019 the guild has purchased a new slab roller, glaze tongs, kiln shelves, posts and other items.  Next time you are in the studio, look for SSPG on the bottom of tools or equipment to see if it is from the guild!

Pottery Guild Sales

Our students are offered the opportunity to join our pottery guild.The pottery guild hosts four sales a year at the Goodson and Buck locations. To join and participate in the sales, guild members must pay a $5 membership fee yearly and donate 4 hours of time at the sale they are participating in.

Pottery for sale is by SSPR instructors and members of the Goodson clay arts community.  15% of overall sales are donated back to the Goodson Clay Arts Studio.

Pottery Guild Sale     8am-8pm

April 29-May 1  Monday - Wednesday at Goodson

May 6-8 Monday - Wednesday at Buck

Pottery Level 1

Learn the basics of pottery wheel throwing and glazing with individual attention given to students. Registered Students are encouraged to use the studio during the open lab hours.

Attendance to first class is required. Please arrange with instructor if you will miss the first class. Clay and tools purchased during the first class. No outside clay.

Pottery Level 2

This class is great for those who have completed a beginning class and are ready to learn more! This class will focus on different techniques when throwing and centering, going over more studio equipment and preparing students for the next level.  Students must have taken a beginning pottery class or been throwing for years to participate.No outside clay allowed.Students must purchase clay from instructor.

Pottery Level 3

This class is great for those who have been a level 2 class for a while and are ready to learn more!  This class will focus on throwing larger pieces, introduce new tools and techniques and helping students continue to perfect their skills.  Students must have taken a beginning pottery class or been throwing for years to participate.No outside clay allowed.Students must purchase clay from instructor.

Pottery Studio Lab Time

Pottery lab time participants must have recently taken a pottery class at Goodson to be eligible.Work all month during center hours, except during wheel classes and up to 1/2 hour before the center closes.Clay must be purchased through an instructor.

There are three ways to benefit from our studio lab time.All current students registered in a pottery class may use open lab during the paid running time of the class. Lab time is included in the cost of the class.

Daily drop-in lab is available to students who have taken a class at the Goodson Recreation Center.They need to pay a drop in fee at the front desk and leave the receipt in the box located in the studio.

Monthly lab is available to students who have taken a class at the Goodson Recreation Center.They need to check in every time on the lab sign-in sheet.Registration for Lab time allows you to use the studio and be a member of the Pottery guild. Work all month during center hours, except during wheel classes and up to 1/2 hour before the center closes. Designated locker space is included in the fee.

Practice your skills in the studio all month during center hours, except during wheel classes and up to 1/2 hour before the center closes. Potters of all levels work side by side.

Youth Pottery

We offer pottery classes for ages 10-17.We have Beginning Youth Pottery and Continuing Youth Pottery as 6 weeks classes.

Beginning Youth Pottery: Learn the basics of wheel throwing, handbuilding and glazing in this fun class!  Dress for a mess.  Clay is purchased in class. Attendance to first class is required. 

Continuing Youth Pottery: Teens who have throwing experience will continue to develop their skills in this intermediate class.  Dress for a mess. Clay is purchased in class.

If you are looking for a class for younger kids, please check out our handbuilding classes for youth. We have Clay Creations (ages 8-12), Clay Club (ages 5-8), Clayhood (3-6) and Parent-tot Clay (ages 30 months-5). Classes can be found on our catalog www.ssprd.org/Catalog under ARTS.

Coordinators

Goodson Coordinator
Chris Scott
cscott@ssprd.org

303.483.7074


Private Lessons

Rates: $30/hr

For each additional person it is $10/hr

To book, please call Chris at 303-483-7074.

Instructors

HallyAnn Tollefsrud
Sheri Shortridge
Christine Katzenberg
Patricia Sackrider
David Bridges
Will Benson
Sally O’Brien

Locations

Goodson: 

6315 S. University Blvd. Centennial CO

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