Joy Pottery

4544 Old Reliance Road
Bryan, Tx 77808
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Joy Pottery Classes
joypotteryclassroom@hotmail.com
979-778-1323
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Beginner Wheel Throwing

Class Details
Teacher: Maggie Secaida
Type: Wheel throwing
​Materials / Tools: Provided
Duration: 4 weeks
Dates: 
           July 11th, 18th, 25th, & Aug 1st
           August 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th
  • Day / Time: Thursdays from 6pm - 8pm

Size: 2-5 students
Cost: $125/month

Class Description
This is a month long class for beginning pottery students that want to learn wheel throwing. The class consists of four, two-hour sessions on Thursday evenings from 6pm-8pm.

While in class, the students will receive one-on-one instruction to help them learn the delicate nuances of throwing and trimming clay on the wheel. The studio will provide the clay and necessary tools to achieve this goal. The student should bring a towel and/or apron to work with as this can be a messy class.

​Once the pieces are ready and have been bisque fired, the students will learn about the different glazes and how to get the most success from the glaze application process.

There will be a glaze firing after the final class. Students will be notified within 7-10 days, after their final class, when their finished work is ready to be picked up. All work must be picked up within 30 days from notification that the items are ready.

Any class closure due to inclement weather will be rescheduled at the earliest opportunity.

*Classes are dependent upon minimum number of students.
​Comprehensive Class

Teacher: Shubo
Skill level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: A basic knowledge of wedging, wheel centering, glazing and basic knowledge of wheel throwing and hand building.

This is a comprehensive class where you will expand your wheel and hand building skills. Students will work on improving basic skills and introduced to new and more advanced forms.
Select materials will be provided.  

Class Times:
  • Tuesday - 6-8pm
            Max: 8​
  • Wednesday - 6-8pm
            Max: 8
 
Special Events
Summer Classes for June and July 2024
I​f you have any questions or don't see what you are looking for, email us at JoyPotteryClassroom@hotmail.com.
Joy Pottery Refund Policy
​No refunds on any 1-month classes.
Refunds for 3-month or longer classes must be requested at least 30 days prior to the start of classes, and will incur a 1-month fee.
Introduction to Pottery for Ages 7-12

Class Details
Teacher: Maggie Secaida
Type: Beginning level class including throwing and hand-building
​Materials/Tools: Provided
Duration: 4 weeks
June 2024
  • Day / Time: Mondays from 10am - 12pm; Dates: June 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
  • Day / Time: Wednesdays from 10am - 12pm; Dates: June 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
  • Day / Time: Fridays from 10am - 12pm; Dates: June 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

July 2024
  • Day / Time: Mondays from 10am - 12pm; Dates: July 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
  • Day / Time: Tuesdays from 10am - 12pm; Dates: July 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
  • Day / Time: Wednesdays from 10am - 12pm; Dates: July 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st


Size: 4-8 students
Cost for 1 class per week: $125/month plus / $5 per finished piece
Cost for 3 classes per week: $350/month plus / $5 per finished piece

Class Description
This is a beginning level class for students between the ages of seven and twelve. The two hour class for June can be selected as a once a week option for a more relaxed schedule, or three times a week for a more intense pottery pursuit.

Students will be introduced to both throwing on an electric wheel and hand-building styles of working with clay. They will then have several projects to choose from and complete. There will be both group demonstrations as well as one-on-one instruction to guide each student during their time in class. Each project will go through the building, trimming, and then glazing process over the course of the scheduled class times. The final firing of all work will take place after the final class, to be picked up within 30 days after notification.

Many sources tell us that not only is creating art fun, it can also provide the following benefits: encourage creative thinking, boost confidence, advance problem solving skills, promote patience, and improve decision making skills. Students may even develop a life-long love of ceramics!

*All dates are based on minimum student sign-ups.
*Make-up classes are not offered for any missed classes outside of an actual class cancellation.
*Class fees are due no later than the beginning of the first scheduled class.
*Firing fees are due when picking up the final fired pieces.
Introduction to Pottery for Ages 13-18

Class Details
Teacher: Maggie Secaida
Type: Beginning level class including wheel throwing and hand-building
​Materials/Tools: Provided
Duration: 4 weeks
June 2024
  • Day / Time: Mondays from 2pm - 5pm; Dates: June 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
  • Day / Time: Wednesdays from 2pm - 5pm; Dates: June 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
  • Day / Time: Fridays from 2pm - 5pm; Dates: June 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

July 2024​
  • Day / Time: Mondays from 2pm - 5pm; Dates: July 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
  • Day / Time: Tuesdays from 2pm - 5pm; Dates: July 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
  • Day / Time: Wednesdays from 2pm - 5pm; Dates: July 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st

Size: 4-8 students
Cost for 1 class per week: $175/month plus / $5 per finished piece
Cost for 3 classes per week: $500/month plus / $5 per finished piece

Class Description
This is a beginning level class for students between the ages of thirteen and eighteen. The three hour class for June can be selected as a once a week option for a more relaxed schedule, or three times a week for a more intense pottery pursuit.

Students will be introduced to both throwing on an electric wheel and hand-building styles of working with clay. They will then have several projects to choose from and complete. There will be both group demonstrations as well as one-on-one instruction to guide each student during their time in class. Each project will go through the building, trimming, and then glazing process during the scheduled class times. The final firing of work will take place after the final class to be picked up within 30 days after notification.

Many sources tell us that not only is creating art fun, it can also provide the following benefits: encourage creative thinking, boost confidence, advance problem solving skills, promote patience, and improve decision making skills. Students may even develop a life-long love of ceramics!

*All dates are based on minimum student sign-ups.
*Make-up classes are not offered for any missed classes outside of an actual class cancellation.
*Class fees are due no later than the beginning of the first scheduled class.
*Firing fees are due when picking up the final fired pieces.
See our special summer events below.
Beginner Handbuilding

Class Details
Teacher: Maggie Secaida
Type: Handbuilding
​Materials / Tools: Provided
Duration: 4 weeks
Dates: 
           July 10th, 17th, 24th, & 31st
           August 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th
  • Day / Time: Wednesdays from 2pm - 4pm

Size: 2-5 students
Cost: $125/month

Class Description
This is a month long class for beginning pottery students that want to learn handbuilding. The class consists of four, two-hour sessions on Wednesday afternoons from 2pm-4pm.

While in class, the students will receive one-on-one instruction to help them learn the delicate nuances of handbuilding. The studio will provide the clay and necessary tools to achieve this goal. The student should bring a towel and/or apron to work with as this can be a messy class.

​Once the pieces are ready and have been bisque fired, the students will learn about the different glazes and how to get the most success from the glaze application process.

There will be a glaze firing after the final class. Students will be notified within 7-10 days, after their final class, when their finished work is ready to be picked up. All work must be picked up within 30 days from notification that the items are ready.

Any class closure due to inclement weather will be rescheduled at the earliest opportunity.

*Classes are dependent upon minimum number of students.