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Pottery Wheel Lessons at Kevin Matthews Pottery in Brainerd

DIYer one time clay class destination is at KMPottery. Book a wheel lesson to make your own pottery

Kevin is leaning next to the wheel teaching the technique making the clay bottom for the piece.

Wheel Lesson;

  • 1 artist, (more than one artist)
  • $39 first hour plus any hourly Add On listed below 
  • $25 per hour after first hour plus any Add On 

What your hourly rate pays for; 

  • 18+ years of clay experience
  • Use of pottery wheels
  • the clay you use and recycle during your experience
  • any tools you may need
  • city water, sewer and treatment

Add on;

  • $18 per piece to glaze and fire each piece

What you get for $18;

  • The 2 to 3 pounds of clay you needed to create your masterpiece
  • Free access to the shop during regular walk-in hours to finish your masterpiece
  • walk-in hours provide ease of planning, no reservations required
  • Your choice of PYOP glazes, brushes, stencils, stamps and decorating tools you need to complete your custom masterpiece

Add On for Lessons and Dates;

  • $25 flat rate requested private fee, is in addition  to the standard hourly rate and if applicable, the after 5:00 PM weekend fee is waived
  • *Flat hourly rates will always apply to all requested Private Wheel Lessons and Private Clay Dates
  • $25 per hour after 5:00 PM weekend fee, is in addition  to the standard hourly rate for Wheel Lessons and Clay Dates. Only applies to Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights after 5:00 PM
  • *Flat hourly rates apply to Clay Dates and Wheel lessons after 5:00 PM on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. There will be no 15 minute time increment rates, you start a new hour, you pay for an hour

What you need to know


Bring your own towel and smock!!!! You are welcome to bring your own food and beverages. No alcohol during walk-in hours.

Our glaze colors are non-toxic and lead-free.  We recommend wearing comfortable, casual clothes that you do not mind getting stained. Though most of the glaze, paint, clay and materials we use will easily wash out of your clothing, there are some glaze, paint, clay and materials that may permanently stain.

After your lesson or date, we have to let the pieces dry thoroughly which significantly increases survival in the bisque firing. If your pieces have any remaining moisture or the kiln is too full when we fire the next kiln, they will wait until the following firing. We usually fire greenware (dry but raw clay) to bisque (ceramic clay) around every 14  to 21 days depending on fullness of kiln. I do NOT fire parcial kilns unless you pay a partial kiln firing fee of $45, we ask that you call or text to be sure before making the trip in case it did not make it into the kiln yet.

Once your pieces have been fired to bisque (the first firing), you can come in during walk-in hours to paint your piece. It should be glaze fired in 7 to 14 days, we will text or call you when your masterpiece is ready to pick up.

Kevin Matthews Pottery / Glaze 2 Amaze is not responsible for the unpainted pieces left unfinished longer than 60 days from the time KMP or G2A texts or calls you after they come out of the bisque kiln. You can come in and paint your pieces within the 60 days during walk-in hours or contact us and schedule a no cost reservation time.

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