Ceramics CLASSES

We are excited to present both in-person and online education programming! Classes taking place in-person are dependent upon ongoing health and safety recommendations. For any class that cannot take place as scheduled, we will work with you to offer another online class option, reschedule the program or refund you in full. 

To register for a class click on the class name or session title. Completing the class registration page will create a shopping cart so you can continue to register for as many classes as you like! If you’re a Guild member, don’t forget to register and sign in to receive your 10% class discount on classes. If you’re having trouble with registering for a class, please visit the  How to Register for Classes Online page for more information and frequently asked questions.


The focus of this class is to introduce, practice, and develop the basics of wheel-throwing including, but not limited to, throwing cylinders, bowls and plates, trimming, and adding handles. Plus you’ll learn about glazes and glazing.

Session 1: Saturdays, June 5- July 10 (no class July 3) | 9-11:30 am

Session 2: Saturdays, July 17- Aug 14 | 9-11:30 am


Our clay studio is open – with limited capacity and availability. Individuals and members of the same household only are allowed at this time. This open studio is for experienced ceramic artists to come in and work. There is no instructor or studio monitor present, and strict safety and cleaning procedures will be in place.

All participants must read the new protocols prior to signing up for a time slot.

For the safety of our staff and other studio members, failure to comply with these protocols will result in suspension from Open Clay Studio. These protocols will be updated as new information and procedures become available – please review them regularly as you attend Open Clay Studio.

Punch cards include one bisque and one glaze firing, and use of the glazes. A 25 lb bag of clay is sold separately for $16/bag. Prior to coming to clay open studio, you must attend an orientation. Email Jennie at jennie@northfieldartsguild.org to set up an orientation.

Wednesdays | 12:30-2:30pm & 3-5pm Thursdays | 12:30-2:30pm & 3-5pm
Fridays | 12:30-2:30pm & 3-5pm
Saturdays | 12-2pm & 2-4pm
Clay Studio

As you sign up, be mindful that with only one person allowed at a time, we need to make space for all those interested in coming in. Please sign up for one slot at a time. If no one has signed up for a time slot 24 hours prior to an Open Clay Studio time, you may then pick up a second time slot.

4-Use Punch Card*
Guild Member: $67.50 | Non-Member: $75
8-Use Punch Card*
Guild Member: $135 | Non-Member: $150

*Call the Guild at 507.645.8877 between 12-5 pm Wednesday-Friday to check the status of your punch card, or to purchase a new punch card or clay. You must do this PRIOR to your Open Clay Studio time slot.


These classes may have been offered in a previous semester. If you would like to take them again, or have another class request, or a class you would love to teach, please email Education and Engagement Manager Jennie Eubank at jennie@northfieldartsguild.org.


It’s been a long winter, but spring is just around the corner! In this two-session workshop we will make ceramic vessels to welcome new sprouts and flowers. In the first session we will make a planter (or even two) to add color and life to your house or yard. In the second session we will make a bud vase and a tulipiere, a special vase for tulips (adaptable for other flowers too.) We can use any extra clay and your imaginations to make unique plant markers or garden guardians. Catch spring fever and join us from your home for this on-line workshop with your teacher/guide, Marion Angelica. Designed for youth 14+ and adults.

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