FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
No experience is necessary. Most of our classes are very beginner friendly.
We sell basic tool kits at Cowee Pottery School. We'll go over other helpful tools you might want during class. Your tool box can always grow and expand.
One of the best parts of pottery is getting muddy and messy. We recommend wearing comfortable, old clothing. You may also want to keep your nails short.
All of Cowee Pottery School's classes are taught by experienced potters, all of whom are volunteering their time. We have two Master Potters, Doug Hubbs and Hank Shuler, who teach many of the classes.
We get background checks of anyone who will be working with kids. Our pottery classes for kids are all taught by former educators.
Can Children enroll in classes? Children under 18 may enroll in a class with instructors approval. Please email us at with questions.
This is not the ceramic green ware pottery you might be familiar with. Hand building pottery involves rolling slabs of clay and sculpting the clay into pieces you are creating. It is making a unique piece of pottery from scratch.