Wheel Thrown Pottery with Michael Rutkowsky 

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$ 280 for 8 weeks

September 9 - October 16

Mondays and Wednesdays 2:00 - 5:00

Learn the fundamental skills to throw pottery for your personal use or to be a successful potter making pottery for market. This class will be beneficial for all skill levels; focusing on improving each persons throwing skills through individualized instruction. Taught by Michael Rutkowsky who has been throwing pottery for over 40 years and the joint owner of Rutkowsky Pottery of Burnsville. Class size is limited and starts September 9 and meets Monday and Wednesday afternoons 2:00 to 5:00 PM for 6 weeks. All levels are welcome; class size is limited and meets at HCCA.

Beginner's Package


(3) 2 hour private sessions: wheel and/or hand building intro; refining your pieces; glazing techniques. A one month studio membership is included.

Private Lessons

Starting at $40/hour


Starting at $100/2 hours

We offer classes for parties and groups, starting at $100/2 hours + per person fee + materials fee.

Some of our past parties have included:

  • Adult clay party: Get together with your friends for 2+ hours on the wheel or handbuilding. Refreshments can be provided by the studio as part of the package. At the end of your session, choose the glaze you want, and your pieces will be ready for pickup within about 4-5 weeks.

    • Bridal showers: Celebrate by getting together for a pottery evening of 2+ hours on the wheel or hand building. Each guest will make 2 pieces—one for the bride and one for themselves.

  • Kids' parties: Same as adults but no alcohol :)

  • Kids' summer camps / clubs: Price dependent upon number of kids and number of sessions.

  • Pottery painting parties: Start off with a professionally made piece of unglazed pottery and decorate it yourself! Your finished pieces will be available for pickup within about 4-5 weeks. The price of this package will reflect the cost of each piece selected for glazing.

Call Linda at (828) 284-5760 for specific pricing.

Contact Linda Powell to sign up for classes or lessons


(828) 284-5760