What students are saying...
"You (Martha) are a great instructor! Working with the clay is very therapeutic." ~LuAnn
"Martha Marks...you're a genius and I'm proud to be one of your students!" ~Vicki
"You (Martha) are so patient. You're a great teacher." ~Allison
Wheel Throwing Classes
Have you dreamed of being Demi Moore in Ghost? Well, we don't have Patrick Swayze, but we still have loads of fun!
Beginning Wheel Classes:
Skill Level: Beginner
This class is for adults who have either very little or no experience on the wheel. The fee includes 6 weeks of classes, one day/night per week for 2 hours, all firings and glazes. Students are required to bring clay and tools or puchase them at the studio for approximately $25. In this class you'll learn the basics of wheel throwing, including cylinders, bowls, mugs, and plates. Fee: $175
Intermediate & Advanced Wheel Classes: Ongoing
Tuesdays 6-8pm or Wednesdays 6-8pm or Thursdays 2-4pm
Please call to determine which class is best for you. 256.654.2362
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
If you've had some experience on the wheel, this is the class for you! The fee includes 6 weeks of classes, once per week for 2 hours, all firings and glazes. Students are required to bring clay and tools or purchase them at the studio for approximately $25. We'll expand on the basics you've already learned and learn additional skills, depending on student interests. Some options are one piece boxes, pots with lids, vases, bottles, double wall pieces, sgraffito, using sodium silicate, teapots. Fee: $175
TILE and Mold Making Class: Thursdays 6-8pm November 29 - December 20
Hunter Vroonland, Instructor
Skill Level: All Welcome
Hunter will lead you step by step in making a tile and then making a mold for it. Your tile can be as detailed or simple as you like and then you will make a mold of it allowing you to make as many tiles in the future as you like. This is going to be a great class! The fee is $135 and includes all
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
For beginners, this is the perfect way to get your feet wet in the clay world. Or should I say, the perfect way to get your hands muddy?!? The fee includes everything you'll need including clay, glazes, and firing. You'll handbuild a specific item in a class that lasts 2-3 hours. You can make your piece look just like Martha's, or even better you can let your creative juices flow and make your own design. We'll work together to come up with the perfect design/color for you! You will then return approximately 2 weeks later to glaze the piece. Fee: $40-60 depending on project
Hand Building Classes:
Mugs - COMING SOON! $40
Angels - November 10 2-4:30 pm $45
Doily Bowls - COMING SOON! $45
Wine Chillers/Utensil Holders - COMING SOON! $55
Self-Directed Classes - Our most popular!
Weekly Class Class Meets every Friday and Saturday morning 9am - 12pm
***Schedule subject to change due to shows, etc. Please contact us to confirm!***
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Perfect for the student who wants to work at their own pace on their own project, this class meets for 3 hours. Martha can help you with just about any project you can think of! Each student brings their own clay and tools, or purchases them at the studio. The fee includes firings and glazes. There is also a large collection of tools, molds, and textures which students are welcome to use. Fee: $30 per class, pay as you go
Private or Group Classes
Bridal Parties! Girls Night Out! Corporate Team Building!
We are happy to set up individual or group classes. The usual price is $30/hr for individual classes. Prices vary for customized group lessons. If you have an idea of what you would like to do, or if you need suggestions, just get in touch. We'll be glad to customize something for you!
If you have any questions about the classes, or want to register just call us at 256.654.2362 or send an email by