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Private Wheel Throwing Party

Private Wheel Throwing Party or Lesson at District Clay!
Thank you for inquiring about a Private Wheel Party at the District Clay Center.  Celebrate a birthday, anniversary, holiday or friends getting together to try their hands at the pottery wheel.  Or schedule a private one-on-one lesson with a District Clay teacher.  We look forward to create a fun and muddy event for you and your friends. 

Working on the pottery wheel is fun . . . and challenging.  It requires hand to eye coordination, careful placement of your hands and firm control over a rapidly spinning wheel.  Don't expect to make a perfect pot your first . . . or tenth time. 

But you will be thrilled when you cause a cylinder to rise out of a solid lump of clay using your own two hands.  A rare few may even experience FLOW.   And for some people it just takes one class to lead to lifelong avocation.

Please fill out this brief questionnaire and our Private Event Manager, Jon Kerr, will get back to you shortly.  A copy of this questionaire will be sent you.
Basic Info:

1 to 18 participants.  Ten years old and above.  

Cost per person:

2 hour class:
1 person:  $185 each
2 people:  $95 each
3 people:  $90 each
4-5 people:  $85 each

2.5 hour class:
6 to 18 people:  $80 each

Events organized by a current District Clay student or artist get a ten percent reduction in fees.

When:  We offer these parties on weekday afternoons, Monday & Thursday mornings and Saturday nights.  We typically need around 4 weeks advance notice to schedule a party. 

What it includes:  2 to 2.5 hours (depending on the number of participants)  on the pottery wheel.  Instruction by a DCC teacher, clay and tools provided.  Also a full studio tour including our gallery, wheel room and kiln areas.

What we need:  We need a 50% deposit to hold your event with any remaining amounts due at the beginning of the event.  

What to bring:  Wear comfortable clothes that you do not mind getting dirty - because you will working around a wheel, we recommend wear pants.  Long hair should be tied back.  If you wish, bring a small towel or apron.


Anyone entering District Clay must provide proof of vaccination (either a photo or paper vaccination card).  People who do not supply this information upon entry will not be permitted inside District Clay.  Masks are optional. 


We can refund 100% of the deposit if you give us at least 48 hours notice that you cannot make a date.  Under 48 hours notice, we can only be able to refund 50% of your deposit.  Also, let us know if the number in your party changes. Because these events require set up time, any changes have to be received 24 hours before the event starts so that you can avoid being charged for people that don't attend. 

On the day of your event, please be on time. Because we schedule multiple events as well as regular classes, your start and stop time cannot be changed at the last minute.
1. This event is a:
4. Are you a current District Clay student or artist? If so you can get a 10% reduction in price.
I am a: *This question is required.
6. What times of day work for you?  Check all that apply.
7. Please check any of the items below you would like District Clay to supply:
8. Will you be bringing your own food and drink?
9. Would you like to use District Clay's facilities for longer than the 2 1/2 hour session?  This could include a pre or post team building meeting, eating a meal etc.  FYI:  Use of a separate room is $100 for the first hour (includes room set-up with tables and chairs) and $50/hr for additional time.  
12. Please give us your contact information.