MIDWEST CLAY PROJECT – ADULT CLASSES                                          SUMMER SESSION 2015   **new – 8 weeks!**                                       Monday, June 1 – Saturday, August 1 

*Give us a call today to register – 608-255-9240

For anyone interested in becoming involved w/ the MCP community, taking a class is strongly encouraged! There is no better way to learn about the studio and to become comfortable with our specific materials & operating procedures. As always, class registration includes clay/glaze/firing (10lbs-6wk classes & 15lbs-8wk classes*) and access to a generous schedule of open studio hours for independent practice. All classes are limited to 8 students, and they fill quickly!  (*Poundage is for finished work, please see FAQ’s below for further explanation.)

PLEASE NOTE the following studio closings:

NO CLASSES: Monday 6/29 – Thursday 7/2

YES there will be OPEN STUDIO: Monday 6/29 – Thursday 7/2

STUDIO will be CLOSED to all except key holders: Friday 7/3 – Sunday 7/5

*See FAQ’s section for explanation of clay & firing costs

*Give us a call today to register – 608-255-9240

WHEEL 1-1.5 (8 WEEK SESSION – 15#’s FINISHED WORK INCLUDED! )            This ever-popular class is designed for anyone new to the potter’s wheel, as well as those with some experience interested in re-establishing a firm foundation for more advanced work. Our skilled instructors guide you through the entire ceramic process tailoring each lesson to suit the, often diverse, needs of the group. Students generally leave the class with a nice selection of completed mugs and bowls. This is a fantastic opportunity to become acquainted with the MCP community, and many people enjoy taking this class several times before continuing on to other classes.

-Tuesday mornings 9:00-11:00am, (June 2 – July 28) w/ Nicky Ross     Fee: $280. Please note: This morning class is 30 minutes shorter than our other adult classes.

-Tuesday evenings 6:30-9:00pm (June 2 – July 28) w/ Nicky Ross     Fee: $340.

-Wednesday evenings 6:30-9:00pm (June 3–July 29) w/ Brian Kluge  Fee: $340.


WHEEL 2   (8 WEEK SESSION – 15#’s FINISHED WORK INCLUDED! )              When the basics are in place, you’re ready for Wheel 2! This class is designed for people w/ substantial prior experience or who have taken a few sessions of wheel classes at MCP. More advanced forms will be explored including lids, plates, spouts and altered forms. You can count on lots of handle-making practice as well as conversation about what qualifies as a ‘well made’ pot and how to approach function. Nicky will also introduce design ideas, options and opportunities.

-Thursday evenings 6:30-9:00pm, (June 4 – July 30) w/ Nicky Ross     Fee: $340.




PRIVATE LESSONS: Class schedule not suit your needs?

Whether you have some experience, or are starting fresh, private lessons can be very beneficial. Each lesson is tailored to your needs, interests and skill level. In general, private lessons are scheduled Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm, however, we can occasionally accommodate an evening lesson. One week’s notice, preferably more, is required to schedule all private lessons. Individual adult private lessons for one person are $50. for 75 minutes of hands on, in-depth instruction ($40. per person for 2-4 people). We do offer packages of private lessons that come along with the same benefits as a 6 week class session – please call to inquire.


HOW TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES: Please call, or e-mail, so we can confirm there is still space in the class of your choice.    608-255-9240 /

-A non-refundable $50. deposit is required to hold your place in a class. Once you have ensured availability and spoken with staff, you can pay the deposit, or full fee, in 1 of 2 ways:

– Stop by the studio during staffed hours (Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm).  In person, we are happy to accept cash, check or credit/debit. **We apologize, but MCP is currently not able to process credit or debit transactions by phone, though we are happy to do so at the studio.

– Send a check. Please make checks payable to Midwest Clay Project and mail to 2040 Winnebago St., Madison, WI 53704. Remember – Call first to check availability in your class of choice!

-The class fee balance is due at the beginning of the first class session.                             Class fees are non-refundable once the first class session has met.

FAQ’s            Does my class fee include clay, glaze and firing fees?  Yes – your class fee includes up to 10lbs. / 15 lbs. of finished fired work (6wk session = 10lbs, 8wk session=15lbs).  This means that you may use as much clay as you like each time you come in to work and then you decide what you would like to keep and fire.

Can you give me a general idea of what “ten pounds of pottery” might look like?  We have found many beginning students in a wheel 1 class do not exceed ten pounds in six weeks.  Ten pounds is about 8-12 pieces of finished, glazed pottery from a beginning class.

May I make more than 10lbs. /15lbs. of work?  Yes, of course – work above and beyond the amount included in your class fee can be fired based on MCP’s standard per pound material/firing fee, which is currently $2.50/lb.

May I work in the studio outside of class?  Yes – during the six weeks you are registered for a class at MCP, you have access Tuesday-Saturday during regular studio hours.  We also offer evening studio hours, which vary with each session, so please check with staff for our current schedule. This schedule is not posted anywhere on line – you must get it from your instructor.

CALL TO REGISTER: 608-255-9240  or   E-MAIL: