Classes at Joy Pottery are offered year round. We teach wheel throwing and hand building skills. Currently there are four different classes each week. Availability is determined by space in a class and are paid for one month at a time. Each two hour class is $25.00, making a month of four classes $100.00, due at the beginning of each month. The materials that Rachel uses to make her own work are available to the students at no extra charge. There is a firing fee for glaze firings. There are no refunds for missed classes. If you are a full time pottery student then there are open studio hours available to you for $5.00/hour, Friday evenings from 6-8 and Saturdays from 10 -5.
Classes are offered at the following times, call
979-778-1323 for availability.
Monday 6-8pm with Rachel Norris (currently full)*
Tuesday 2:30 -4:30pm with Rachel Norris (currently full)*
Tuesday 6-8pm Dawn Currin (openings available)
*Call or email to be put on a waiting list
The Joy Pottery studio was built by Bob Norris on land that has been in Rachel's family for five generations. We opened the doors in 1997. At Joy Pottery you can find Rachel at work making the pottery. You can shop for pottery made by Rachel or several other artists whose work we carry. Visit us at 4544 Old Reliance Rd. (see map)The pottery Rachel makes is stoneware that can be used for food, in the oven, microwave and dishwasher. See the photo gallery for samples of Rachel's work.
At Joy pottery you can also take classes and learn to use the potter's wheel and other construction techniques. Once you have taken some classes there are also open studio times when you can come in and work independently using the equipment and supplies there.
Rachel also shares her testimony with a pottery demonstration. A testimony of God's grace, mercy and redeeming love demonstrated through Jesus Christ. Rachel uses the pottery making process to illustrate these biblical truths. Contact Rachel at the studio, 979-778-1323 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org