Pottery Classes for Adults— six week sessions

Instructor, Janet Rodriguez

6346 Hart Street Fort Worth, Texas 76112 817 429-7222

Come join the fun: hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques taught; enjoy exploring the medium of clay while making creative, useful and decorative items. No previous experience is necessary, but if you have some, you are very welcome.
$200 for six week class, 3hr per week. $190 payment by cash/check

Small class size (max. 8, min. 5)

Be sure to check out ceramicartsdaily.org

Look for the short video on basics of wheel throwing and trimming by Robin Hopper, Sept. 23, 2011

See the great short film made about Hart Street Pottery by members of local Boys and Girls Club in conjunction with Lone Star Film Society All in Film program.

CLASSES: TBA January-June 2017

    Saturday mornings 9 a.m. – 12 noon:

         1st session: reserved for returning students only,

                            Jan. 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 18*   

         2nd session:Feb. 25, March 4, (skip 11), 18, 25, April  1, 8*

         3rd session: April 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20 (skip27), June 3*   

    Monday evenings 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.:

        1st session: reserved for returning students only,

                           Jan 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20*

        2nd session:Feb. 27, March 6,(skip13), 20, 27, April 3, 10*

        3rd session: April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, (skip 29), June 5*   

    Tuesday evenings 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.:

        1st session: reserved for returning students only,

                          Jan. 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21*

        2nd session:February 28, March 7,(skip 14), 21, 28, Apr.4, 11*

        3rd session: April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, (skip 30), June 6*     

*The last date for each session is glaze class. Attendance is imperative in order to complete your work.


         Click here to download upcoming class schedule


$200 for six classes includes 25 pounds clay, instruction, glazing and firing the pieces you make in class. $190 for payment by cash or check.
NOTE: Initial $50 non-refundable deposit required to hold place in class, payable by mail via check, master card, visa, discover, amex (credit cards can be taken by phone). Remaining payment due at first class, no refunds. Additional clay can be purchased for $35/25 lb.  Classes missed may be made up only during other scheduled class times. NO REFUND FOR MISSED CLASSES
Wear comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Send your registration today.



Spring dates 2017 TBA          

Hart Street Pottery in conjunction with Cliff House

Studio will offer a unique raku experience.

2 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Hosts: Pam Summers and Raymond Rains
8092 Eagle Mountain Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76135 817 237-7109
www.cliffhousestudio.com (be sure to check out her schedule for wheel throwing classes as well)

Join in the excitement and immediate gratification AND HOT WORK that is Raku! Raku is a firing process developed in 16th century Japan for the Japanese tea ceremony. Pots are glazed, dried and put directly in a very hot kiln where they remain about twenty minutes until the glazes have melted at temperatures of over 1800 degrees. The piece is removed from the kiln, put into a nest of hay and covered, then later quenched with water. The raku process produces wonderful lustrous and crackle glazes, making each piece unique. The pots that make it through will be ready to take home at the end of the evening. 

Click here to see pictures from our latest workshop.

You can participate in one of three ways:

  1. 1.FEE: $200
    Fee Includes:
    * 12-15 lb. clay, bisque firing and HSP studio availability for hand building, throwing and trimming (
    Six hours HSP studio time , call to arrange times).
    * All materials including lustrous copper and several colors of crackle glazes. (additional bisque pots thrown by Pam and Janet are available as priced at the event)                                                                                  *Use of all studio facilities, (compressor, glaze spray guns, two Raku kilns, two electric kilns for drying and preheat, decks with fabulous views for extra work space.
    *Refreshments (cool things to drink) provided, including dinner on decks overlooking a pastoral scene of horses and the Ft. Worth Nature Center.
    * 10% discount on gallery purchases. Cliff House Gallery features the work of Pam Summers' contemporary ceramics and Raymond Rains' blown and fused glass
    * Clay and Glass Studio and gallery tour.

2. FEE:  $100 (pay this to Cliff House directly)

Fee includes:

*Everything  starred (*) above EXCEPT the first star* (you buy the clay, Pam’s Raku, available from Texas Pottery and Clay Company, www.texaspottery.com , bisque the pots to cone 06, and take them to Cliff House Studio for the event.  OR you can buy bisque from Pam at $10 - $15 per piece.  You must let her know you plan to do that.


First come, first served: Maximum of 10 participants per date, 4-5 pots each. $25 nonrefundable deposit holds your space. A limited number of guests (over 18) are welcome.  There will be a charge for their dinner. Reservations needed.  Call or email Hart Street Pottery to reserve a space.  If you choose option 2, you can register/pay online at www.cliffhousestudio.com.