Covington Clay
16 West Pike St.
Covington, Kentucky 41011-2308


a pottery studio & gallery
covington c l a y

about covington clay

pottery wheel classes

handbuilding classes

communiversity pottery

small group workshops

school programs

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Throwing clay on a potter's wheel is only one way to make pottery.

Handbuilding is a much older process than wheel throwing. Handbuilding includes various pottery-making techniques like coil, slab, pinch, tile press, extrude and sculpture.

The pottery classes run for seven weeks and meet on their designated day for two hours of instruction.

In addition, the ceramic studio is available 24/7 for registered students to practice and create. It is easily accessible from anywhere in the Cincinnati area.

The fee is $225. This includes up to 25 lbs of clay and the firing time and glazes to finish all of the pottery made from it. There are no hidden fees.

The instructional sessions for 2019 are between the following dates. Specific class times are announced closer to the beginning of the session.

January 2 –February 19;
February 20–April 9;
April 23–June 9; June 25–August 11;
August 20–October 6; October 15–December 1

Specific class times for the next handbuilding pottery class:

Sun. afternoon 1-3 pm. -- January 6 - February 17, 2019

Tues. evening 7-9 pm. -- January 8 - February 19, 2019

Thur. morning 10-12 pm. -- January 3 - Feb. 14, 2019

make pottery by handbuilding

<extruded pottery mugs made in our handbuilding class>
<slab vase with impressions made in our handbuild pottery class>
vase made in our handbuilding pottery class
hand-built mugs
<wedging the clay before pottery class>
wedging the clay before class
<clay slab roller and pottery studio>
Our studio equipment for handbuilding pottery includes a slab roller, system clay extruder, tile press and many plaster hump/slump molds.