Potters Wheel  - Beginners/ Intermediate & Advanced Series

  • Beginners:  
  • . Join Sarah every Monday for the Beginner Pottery Wheel 4 class series.. Cost is $135 & includes your clay, artisans glazing & firing. Learn basic throwing techniques, centering & wheel care. Also explore your talent while making pots, mugs, & more! This is a great foundation as you work up to the intermediate & advanced levels of wheel work. Pre-Registration only, call (910)386-7699 or

  • Intermediate/Advanced:  
  •  Wednesdays 

Join Sarah Wednesdays for a 4 class Intermediate/Advanced Wheel Series, 5:30-7:30 . Cost is $135, includes clay, artisan glazes & firings. This is a great next-steps class for those who have mastered the Beginner series and would like to move forward with more advanced throwing techniques. Pre-registration required. (910)386-7699

  • Kids/Family/Beginner: 
  • Every Saturday beginning 11am and Every Sunday beginning at 1, in 1 hr. class sessions.  

Kids, Family & Beginners, a basics wheel course designed with kids-in-mind, we meet in 1 hr. increments on Saturdays & Sundays. Learn the first steps to using the wheel, throwing, centering & creating small pots & bowls. ($25 ages 16-adult), ($18 kids ages 12-15,) ($15 for kids 5-11). Includes clay to throw 1- 2 pots, clear glazing & firing. More clay can be purchased at class time if you would like to throw more pieces. Parents are welcome to drop the kids off and wait in the main studio area.  Wheel room space is limited and reserved for seated potters only.  If you would like to remain in the wheel room with your child you must purchase a seat at your own wheel and participate in class making your own pot.  Potters will be instructing & guiding. Pre-Registation is required, sorry no walk-ins. Please call (910)386-7699 or


  •  A fun & friendly class for Adults 18+  Thursdays & Fridays 7-9pm.  BYOB.  Great for Date NIght, GNO or just to get a few new tricks in on the wheel!  
  • Reservation only (910)386-7699.
  • $45/pp includes clay, clear glazing & firing. 
  • Excludes the 4th Friday of each month *(come meet us downtown Wilmington for Artwalk!)

  • Reservations cancelled without 24 hr notice will not be refunded or credited.


Unlimited studio time for wheel. 

Wheel Memberships require a 2 hr. class prior to membership. 

  • Solo Membership:  $35/month
  • Couples Membership-two people from the same household $65/month
  • Family  Membership:  Up to 5 family members of the same family/household $95/month
  • Please call ahead for wheel availability/reservation. 
  • Clay, (must be purchased from Hot Mess) Glazing & Firing priced separately


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  • Handbuilding.   Walk in anytime or  schedule a class!  

  • Pottery Wheel.  Reservation only.  Wheels are not available for general walk-ins. Register for one session or a 4 wk class!  * Yes we offer walk in wheel time for adult potters with previous wheel experience.  Children under the age of 15 are not allowed in the wheel room without a studio potter present.  The cost is $10/hr for wheel time. You can also do a monthly membership for $35 after taking a class with one of our Potters to learn the ins/outs of the wheel room.   You'll need purchase a 25lb bag of clay for $35 and that clay price includes your bisque and glaze firings.   We also offer 1 lb balls of clay for $15 which also includes 2 firings per piece.  The clay you use must be purchased from our studio.  If you think you'd be interested in using the wheels just stop by or call the studio and we can check the wheel availability for you..

  • Kids Pottery Wheel classes available!  5 yrs. old and up!‚Äč  Saturdays/Sundays