Enter through the clay studio entrance at the back of the building. Walk down the mural alleyway and then turn right.


Play with Clay

Saturdays 1:00-2:00 or 2:30-3:30  $30/person.

Learn a hand-building technique while being led step by step through a ceramics project. “Play with Clay” projects are designed to leave room for your creative spirit so you can have fun and create something you love! A wonderful way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Grab a friend and come on in! Families welcome. 

Return a few weeks later to glaze your piece!

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1:00-2:00  or  2:30-3:30



Take a Spin

Saturdays 12:30-1:30, 2:00-3:00 & 3:30-4:30



Have you always wanted to try throwing on the wheel? Well, here is your chance! This new mini workshop is designed for beginners just like you who want to “Take A Spin” on the pottery wheel. Ages 13 and up. 

Return a few weeks later to glaze your piece! 

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2:00-3:00   3:30-4:30

Pottery Painting

Stop in during our open studio hours 12-5pm* 

Come choose from our selection of unique bisque ware and have fun glazing it. You choose the colors and design. Examples will be available to help ignite your imagination and a Clay Studio Attendant to help with questions. All levels and ages are welcome. 

$25 per piece. Pay inside the gallery when you arrive.

Pottery Date Night

2nd & 4th Fridays 6-7:30pm 

$60/per couple

Join us for a tandem wheel experience a-la the movie “Ghost.” Couples will be instructed on the basics of wheel throwing and then will take a spin on the wheel together. A unique and fun date idea for any couple! 

If a successful piece is thrown by the end of the session students may return during open studio hours (12-5pm on Saturdays) to glaze their piece together. 

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Teen Pottery

13-18 years old 

Wednesdays 4-5:30 pm

Fridays 4-5:30 pm

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Teen Pottery is a fun and fully hands-on clay foundation course for throwing on the wheel. Students will be guided in a step-by-step process of learning how to center, pull, and trim a pot. Students will learn to throw various forms, leading to successful bowls, cups, vases, and more.

Tools, clay, and firing are included in the cost of this class. 

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Beginning Wheel Throwing

Summer Term: June & July

Monday Night 6-8pm – Instructor Alex Ayres

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Wednesday Night 6-8pm – Instructor Julienne “Puka” Pin

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Thursday Night 6:30-8:30pm – Instructor Julienne “Puka” Pin

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Friday Afternoon 1-3pm – Instructor Alex Ayres

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$150/per month* or Save 10% by paying in full!

*Our wheel-throwing classes are designed to be ongoing classes. If you can only commit to one month at a time please call the gallery to ask about our Venture Clay punch cards!

Learn to throw cups, bowls, and vases in this introductory class. Basic low-fire glazing techniques will be taught to produce beautiful finished ceramic pieces.

Each month a new project will be completed on the wheel. We encourage students to grow their skills by coming back month after month! 

Beyond the Basics

Instructor - Brie Wolf
$175/monthly or Save 10% by paying in full!

Have a bit of experience on the wheel? Want to challenge your throwing and design skills? This beginner/intermediate class is geared toward those who are able to center their own clay, can throw a cylinder (albeit imperfect!) and are looking to try new techniques and forms.

Check back this fall for this class!

Intermediate Wheel Throwing

Tuesdays 6-8pm
Instructor - Julienne "Puka" Pin
$175/monthly or Save 10% by paying in full!)

Those who have achieved throwing competency are welcome in this class. Students will learn more advanced throwing techniques such as throwing lidded vessels, altering wheel-thrown pieces, constructing multi-part pieces such as teapots, and more. More complex glazing and mid-range firing will be available.

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Clay Explorations

Saturdays 10-12

Instructor – Brie Wolf


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This class is for everyone! Enjoy an open-ended, fluid experience that allows you to use the materials provided (texture tools, slab-rolling equipment, pottery wheel, and more!) to create functional pieces of pottery and beautiful works of art based on your individual artistic goals. All materials provided.

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Longlady Project

1st and 3rd Mondays 4-6pm 

Check Back this fall for this class!

Instructor – Sandra Veneman

$150/monthly or $540/semester (save 10%!!) This is a project based class, participants must commit to the whole semester. Registration closes after the first class.

Learn the basics of hand-building and sculpture techniques in clay and other materials to create your own personalized Longlady. Students will explore various techniques and materials to create a truly one-of-a-kind work of art in the style of Sandra Veneman’s Longladies. Students will be guided step by step through the process of creating their very own LongLady. All materials and supplies need to create your Longlady will be included, however, students may wish to provide specialty materials or other embellishments in addition to those provided. 

Call us to get on the list for the next session! 209-522-0935


Visit our Open Studio!

Open Studio Hours: Saturdays 12-5 pm 

(no entry after 4 pm for glazing, or 3 pm for wheel use)

Visit our clay studio during hours to experiment with clay, spend extra time on your class project, or sustain your art practice!

Open Studio Rates:

           $25 for one hour of studio use and 1lb of clay OR 1oz of glaze

            $35 for one hour using the pottery wheel             

The Clay Studio at the Chartreuse Muse is a fully equipped ceramics studio that is open to anyone interested in hand-building or wheel-throwing clay. Classes in all clay techniques are offered. Take a class and then come back and enjoy your time in our Open Studio. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Interested in Open Studio, but don’t know where to start? Check out our single-day classes “Play with Clay” and “Take a Spin.”

Studio Memberships are Available

Unsupervised, unlimited access to our fully stocked clay studio during Gallery hours (except Wednesdays). Clay and glazes available for purchase onsite provide a seamless working environment. We also will provide you with a 24x24x24” lockable storage cabinet! Members are encouraged to show their completed works in our Gallery.

Call our gallery at 209-522-0935 for more information or an application