Available Classes & Workshops

All classes are held at the Cultural Affairs facility located at 9 West Henry Street.

Registration Deadline: Class registrations are due at noon the Thursday before the class begins.
                                       Workshop registrations due at noon the Monday before the workshop.

*Please note: Our standard rates for classes and workshops have recently changed.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at (912) 651-6783.

Registration begins Monday, April 2, 2018. Please contact  Antonio Broadnax (abroadnax@savannahga.gov) to register for classes. 

April 9 – May 18, 2018

Session 2  

Ceramic Classes &Workshops


1 Day Workshops


Date Night Dirt – Couples Clay

Instructor: Clair Buckner

Ages: 17+

Friday, April 20, 6:00pm – 8:00pm


Friday, May 11, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Bring a buddy and get muddy! Join us for a night of fun. This night is for couples and is open to all skill levels. We will work on the wheel and see what we get!  The fee includes all materials, glaze, and firing of one piece per person. Pieces will be available to pick up 2-3weeksafter the class. Night is limited to 5 couples. All skill levels welcome!



Sculptural Whistle Workshop

Instructor: Clair Buckner

Ages 14+

Wednesday, April 18, 2-4 pm

Make music from mud! Join us for a clay whistle workshop where we will be designing and constructing musical instruments utilizing basic hand building techniques and simple tools. A variety of finishing techniques will be discussed and your works will be fired. All skill levels welcome!
$30/$25city residents


Garden Art #1                                                                                       

Garden Tiles and Markers

Instructor: Clair Buckner

Ages 14+

Wednesday, May 2, 2-4pm


Garden Art #2

For the Birds (basic feeder/ bird bath)

Wednesday, May 16, 2-4pm

In our Garden Art series, we will be making a variety of items with your garden in mind. Projects will range from herb markers and planters to bird baths and beyond.  Workshop is limited to 10students.
$30/$25city residents


Parent and Child Clay Workshop

Instructor: Clair Buckner

Ages 5+

Saturday, April 21, 10:00am – 12:00pm Fairy Toad house


Saturday, May 12, 10:00am – 12:00pm Bird Feeder

Come join us for a parent and child workshop! Let your imagination run wild and play in some clay!  Students will learn basic hand building, sculpting and decorating techniques. Workshop is limited to 10 students.

$30/$25city residents


Raku Demos & Workshops – Free & Open to Public

Instructor: Clair Buckner

All Ages 

Friday, April 13, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Join us for the fast fire, fun filled process called Raku!  There will be pots available for glazing and firing. If you have suitable bisque ware to fire in this manner, feel free to bring it! We will explore different types of glazes and reduction materials. The glaze and firing fees are $10 for your bisque pot (under 8 inches in any direction) and $20 for studio pots. The demonstration is free and open to the public.

6 Week Classes


Dirty Dishes Wheel Class (6 weeks)

Instructor: Clair Buckner

Ages 17+

Tuesdays, April 10 – May 15, 9:30am -12:30 pm

This class is for potters with wheel experience. We will be focusing on fun, functional kitchenware. Check your kitchen and see what you would like to add. Do you need a batter bowl or maybe a butter keeper? We will be topping off the class with a lidded dish.

Class is limited to 10 students/Experience needed

$165/$145city residents



All Speeds Wheel – Intermediate (6 Weeks)

Instructor: Shawn Patrick 

Ages: 17+

Tuesdays, April 10-May 15, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

In this class you will learn how to use basic tools and technics to shape clay into functional forms on the pottery wheel. Students will work on refining their skills as they work at their own pace and receive individual attention. Class is limited to 10students/ NO experience needed

$165/$145city residents

Handy Dandy Dirt (6 weeks)

Instructor: Clair Buckner

Ages 17+

Thursdays, April 12-May 17, 9:30am -12:30 pm

This hand building class is open to all skill levels and will focus on functional as well as funky wares. Bring your ideas or expand upon ours!  

Class is limited to 10 students/ NO experience needed

$165/$145city residents


Open Studio (6Weeks)

Instructor: Clair Buckner

Ages: 17+

$45 per additional session and 25# clay/glaze/firing
$30 per additional session (3 hours)


All 6 week ceramic classes include up to 50# of clay/firing/glazing is included

Type of clay may vary. Typically we use Laguna 50 and 510 as studio clays. Raku is usually available as well as recycled clay.

No outside clay or glaze please.