Pottery Classes for the One-time Experience

For the month of March, we’ll be promoting our single sessions classes! A lot of people would love to try pottery but don’t have the availability in their schedules to commit to a month long class, or just want to try it once to see if it’s something they want to commit more time to.

This type of class is just for you!

A single session class works out great for individuals, couples and groups looking to do something different and fun in a short amount of time.

Single session classes last about an hour to hour-and-a half-ish and include all materials (clay & tools). You will get to experience the pottery wheel and using molds to get a sense of the pottery making process, and it can be a dirty one at that. So be sure to wear those work clothes or clothes you don’t mind getting a little dirty!

Costs (for Single session classes in March)

  • $45.00 for individuals
  • $65.00 for to 2 friends
  • $175.00 for 6 friends
  • $250.00 for groups of 8 people
  • For groups over 8 people, it is just $35.00 per person over 8 and is limited to 15 people

Available Single Class Session Times (March)

(All classes are scheduled Monday-Saturday)

  • 10am-11/11:30am
  • 11:30pm-12:30/1pm
  • 2-3/3:30pm
  • 4-5/5:30pm (last class of the day ends at 6pm so would have to begin no later than 5pm, just in time for dinner!)

In the event you make something you would us to fire and glaze for you, we can make that happen to!

Cost to have pots fired and glazed is between $8-$25/pot depending on size.

Need to have it shipped? No problem! Our studio is just around the corner from the local post office and we’d gladly make those arrangements for you. Cost of shipping is contingent upon shipping location and size of pot(s), but can usually be done for less than $20 anywhere in the continental U.S.

Sound like fun?

Ready to make a reservation?

Call/Text 731-388-7278 anytime, Monday-Saturday between 9am-5pm to get signed up!

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A Holistic Method of Pottery

Modern pottery clay is composed of minerals dug up from the earth, combined into an elastic mud we turn into functional wares that lasts thousands of years. Just amazing if think about it.

Glazes are also made up of minerals dug up from the earth, pulverized into powders and combined based on the chemical reactions to one another when heated to thousands of degrees to ignite their potentials and outcomes.

But there is one substance we can use to glaze pots readily accessible to anyone with a wood burning fireplace, pit, or stove. Wood ash.

I find this even more profound, taking a byproduct made during the burning process then using it during a hotter burning process to acquire something aesthetic. Something holistic.

Mug in its greenware state (dried out clay)
Mug after it’s been applied with a wood ash glaze and fired to 2150*F

Pottery Classes: November

Enrolling for handmade pottery workshop!

Workshop focuses on creating handmade pottery items such as serving dishes (platters, large bowls, etc) and ornaments.

Students are guaranteed to learn how to make items they’ll be confident in giving as gifts!

Spaces are LIMITED so enroll soon!

Choose between Tuesday-OR- Saturday classes. .
Classes run for 3 weeks and meet for 2-3 hours each session.

Students also have 24 studio access outside class sessions to work at their own pace.

Tuesday class schedule is: 5:30-7:30ish pm meeting on Nov 5th, Nov 12th & Nov 19th.

Saturday class schedule is: 9-11ish am meeting on Nov 9th, Nov 16th & Nov 23rd.

Choose a time that works for you! (Makeups are easy to do too!)

Cost of the class is ALL INCLUSIVE and covers all supplies and materials and is only $250.00. (No Tax)

Students are guaranteed to learn how to make enough pots to give as gifts to offset cost of the class!

For more info and to reserve your spot, call/text 731-388-7278 ASAP!

Spots will fill up!

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This class focuses on  hand building techniques to create well done serving style dishes and ornaments quickly and where no experience is necessary!

(This class not be introducing the pottery wheel. Pottery wheel classes will resume after the New Year)

September Pottery Classes

September pottery classes are just around the corner and not trying to bring in the holiday season to soon or anything, but so is Christmas!

What better gift to give than one handmade from the heart. Take a class and you’re guaranteed to learn how to make great handmade gifts such as serving bowls, platters, & more!

Visit our Pottery Class page for class schedules and options soon because class spaces are limited.

August Pottery Classes

1319 E Main St, Humboldt, TN

Adult AUGUST Pottery Class = $200 (+) tax

*covers lessons, all materials & tools, unlimited studio access outside class sessions, and unlimited clay

SPACE IS LIMITED, SIGN-UP EARLY!!!

Description

Classes will meet once per week for 4 weeks. Each class is 2 hours per class session. Classes are designed for introductory level students, as well as those who have had previous experience who wish to further develop their skills. Students will also have access to the studio outside of class time to practice on their own similar to a gym membership. Students will learn the basics of both hand-building pottery methods as well as using the potter’s wheel. The 4th and final week of class, students will also be introduced to glazing their pottery.

Instructor

Pottery classes are taught by expert potter, Rob Alsobrook, who has taught ceramics and art courses at the college and high school levels over 10 years and has been a practicing artist since 2000. He holds 2 degrees; a Bachelors from Union University where he studied under artist Lee Benson. Rob holds the highest collegiate degree available (Master of Fine Arts, equivalent to a Ph.D) in sculpture & ceramics from Bowling Green State University, Ohio. Rob has also worked with some of the most renowned ceramic artists of the day including, but not limited to, John Balistreri, Jun Kaneko, Don Reitz, and Jun Park. Rob and wife, Emily, started a cultural art exchange in China and Korea in 2014 and continue to advance dialog via the arts locally and internationally in the USA, China, North & South Korea.

Choose between 2 class times:

Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. (August 6, 13, 20, 27)

Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. (August 7, 14, 21, 28)

Location

1319 E Main St, Humboldt, TN 38343 which is convenient to local restaurants, shopping, and more!

Interested in painting classes too? Watch the website for upcoming art classes!

Questions

Call Rob Alsobrook at 731-388-7278 during the normal business hours of M-F, 8-5.

Email: info@alsobrookart.supply

Ready to enroll?

Shoot a text to 731-388-7278 with your email address for an online registration form to fill out!

Enrolling for June Pottery Classes!

Stop by during the West Tennessee Strawberry Festival here in Humboldt running all week long and check out some handmade pottery, paintings, and jewelry!

ALSO currently enrolling for the June pottery classes!

Check out the site for class details:

Pottery Classes

Our address is 1319 E Main St, Humboldt, TN 38343

Bonsai Pots

Getting some custom bonsai pots made today in the studio between pottery classes and firing kilns.

It’s been SUPER busy around here just running the day-to-day not including building renovations too!

Stop in next time you’re in downtown Humboldt to see some student work made during this last pottery class in Humboldt, TN!