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The Mud Room Classes

The Mud Room offers a variety of classes including Pottery Wheel Throwing Lessons, Kids' Classes, and Adult Classes. You do not need a class to walk-in and create a ceramic masterpiece! We also have walk-in pottery painting anytime during open hours with Lots of pre-made pottery options to choose from that you can paint glaze onto using brushes, stamps, stencils, sponges, writers, and more fun decorating tools! Turn around time for pottery painting is 7-10 days, turn around time for clay work is 3-4 MONTHS

Adult Painting and Pottery Making Classes ~ Get a group of 4 friends and schedule a class! ~ Photos of Class examples are available via Facebook, email, or in-studio

BYOB! Ages 21+ are welcome to bring adult beverages.
See our Facebook page for more photos and call or email to register for a day and time of your choice

Any of these classes can be scheduled Anyday between 10am-8pm for groups of 4 or more! Private classes may have addtional cost. For glazing/painting classes, pottery cost starts at $20 and up

Tree Silhouette Step-by-step pottery painting class! Each person's piece turns out unique AND you can use it as a functional Plate or Coaster Set! Class cost $35 per person + Pottery cost

Leaf Serving Bowl or platter from Clay $120 Step-by-step instruction on how to make a gorgeous Leaf-textured bowl from clay. Slab and slump mold construction. Easy and fun for anyone, even with no prior clay experience! Each bowl or platter will have a unique shape! Includes: instruction, 3 lbs of clay, bisque firing, return glazing session, and glaze firing. 2 seperate sessions. Schedule your own day and Time for 4 or more people. Glazing session includes instruction on "Wash Technique" to best bring out the leaf design.

Multi-Color Clay Bowl $85 Learn to make a bowl or vase from a mix of red and white clay. Use various instructed techniques to create interesting and beautiful patterns! This project is clear glazed to bring out the striking contrast between the different colored clays. This project does not require you to come back for glazing and the cost includes both bisqeu and glaze firings! Schedule a class for 4 or more people at a time of your convenience!

Specialty Glazes 101: Melting Crystals Crystal speckle and Specialty glazes melt and "burst" with color during the firing. We will show you several tricks to applying specialty glazes that make them come out Amazing, no matter your skill level! Learn about specialty glazes and create a professional looking masterpiece! $35 per person plus pottery cost.

Marble-Glazing Technique $35 per person plus pottery cost
Instruction and help with design planning to make an elegant Marbled Glazing Technique that will surely bring lots of compliments your way!

Hand Print Workshops: Make an appointment anytime during open hours for extra help with little handprints! Help with prints and Design Planning. Make this one count! Get help with tiny handprints from a professional hand printer! See in-studio examples of finished projects. Then DIY and Get tips on design planning, spacing, lettering, and more! -OR- purchase a professional custom painting order done by one of our talented artsits! There is no additional cost to make an appointment for help with prints, call during open hours!

Color Spinner Art! Great for All Ages! Schedule a class for yourself or a group at your convenience!
See the first photo below! Spin your colors on and watch them fly! This is a Can't-Go-Wrong Design ~ It Always turns out Awesome! Add stamps, stencils, sgraffito, writing, or paint with bubbles to further personalize your color spinner creation. Great for plates, tiles, bowls and some mugs and vases. $20 per person + pottery cost ($20 pottery minimum)

To Register: Call 573-441-1683 ~ email ~ or come in.
All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable and due upon registration (we will not issue store credit for cancellations and no-shows). Gift cards for walk-in pottery painting may not be used towards classes. All classes are subject to change. Email or Call to register and check availability in class. Large Group registration is available!

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Classes for Kids!

***Kids will have a blast exploring their creative side! We ask that parents/caregivers only stay if their child requires assistance due to special needs. Otherwise, please allow your child space to create freely!

In Stduio Written Guides with Picture Examples
We have step-by-step printed guides with examples in our studio that you can follow along to create handprint or painted masterpieces! We are happy to assist with any questions you have as well! We have LOTS of easy to use stamps, sponges, writers, stencils, dot makers, and more to help you create your design! We have all the tools you need available for walk-in creating anytime! We basically give you a personalized class if you want! Or we will give you space to explore your own creativity, whichever you prefer! Please feel free to walk-in anytime during open hours to make something awesome! Clay working will return in February after the holidays are over :)

Handprint Plaque from clay $35
To finish before Christmas Create by: Nov. 1st. A keepsake that will last for lifetimes to come! Make a handprint impression in clay and then decorate it with fun designs and stamp in your name! Makes a great gift! Schedule this class with the pottery instructor via email Clay requires up to 4 weeks drying and bisque firing time. After it is bisque fired you can return for a second session to glaze and have it glaze fired for $10 or take home and paint it with acrylics to add color with no firing needed!

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Pottery Wheel Throwing Lessons: All ages welcome! Pottery piece guaranteed!

Our skilled instructor will walk you through the steps to create your own bowl on the pottery wheel in a one on one lesson! It's a fun and memorable experience! Lessons are scheduled individually or for up to 4 people consecutively ~ Choose a pre-made piece to paint while you wait and enjoy $5 off! Pottery wheel lessons are availale after 8/1/24. We do not sell gift cards for pottery wheel lessons.

Full Pottery Wheel Lesson $95
Includes 2 sessions. 1st session is scheduled on dates the pottery wheel is available, includes step-by-step, one on one, detailed instruction, tools, clay, and bisque firing, up to 45 min wheel time. 2nd session: walk-in within 6 months after bisque firing to paint your bowl with glaze and have it glaze fired.

Short Pottery Wheel Lesson $75
Includes 2 sessions: a scheduled lesson and a walk-in glazing session. Same information as Full lesson, up to 25 minutes wheel time

Pottery Wheel Lesson for 2 people $150
Includes 2 sessions, a scheduled lesson session, and the return glazing session. See full lesson info. Schedule up to 4 people consecutively, wheel time will be shortened per person.

4 consecutive weekly Lessons for 1 person: $350
Take 4 lessons to progress and learn new techniques each time. All return visits for glazing and glaze firing are included. Learn the basics of wheel throwing and centering, strategies for pulling up and gaining more height, attaching pulled handles, 3 basic forms. Great for new ceramic artists looking to get into wheel throwing as a hobby or vocation. Scheduled during dates the pottery wheel is available. Full payment due on first lesson, unless approved for weekly payments by the instructor. No refunds or make-ups for missed lessons.

Lessons are scheduled individually with the pottery instructor. The best way to schedule a lesson is to email, once a date and time has been set we can send an invoice that can be paid online or in-studio for the deposit to finalize the booking.

***Actual wheel time will vary depending on the person, the lesson is over when your piece is finished or the maximum time is up -overworking the clay leads to collapse! Lessons are one-on-one with the pottery instructor.
Deposit is required to schedule. No gift cards or coupons are accepted for pottery wheel lessons or classes.
*Parents and caregivers: we know you want the best for your little one, that's why we ask that you please refrain from talking during the lesson and especially from trying to help teach. Please let the pottery instrutor do all the instructing! The lesson is fun but it requires focus! Pictures and 1 30 second video are allowed.

-Bisque firing is the first firing that hardens clay before it can be painted with glaze and fired a 2nd time to a shiny glazed finish
-Clay requires adequate drying time before it can be bisque fired. Slow drying to ensure best results and as little cracking as possible can take anywhere from 8-16 weeks before it can be bisque fired, even longer if really thick. We will call you when your bowl or sculpture has be bisque fired and is ready for painting. You may walk-in anytime during open hours for painting within 6 months after the date of the call (we will try to call with a 2nd reminder, if needed). If you come for painting after 6 months the cost for painting glaze onto your piece and glaze firing is $10 (or pick up as is and paint at home with acrylic paint without firing) We will hold pottery wheel bowls for up to 12 months, after that we cannot guarantee to hold it any longer. Please communicate with us if you need additional hold time, we have been know to keep things for over several years when needed.

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Join in on the fun for one class or many; kids have a blast exploring their creative side!

©2011 The Mud Room Pottery Studio
• 111 S. 9th Street, Ste. 140 • Columbia, MO 65201 • Phone (573) 441-1683 •