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MCC’s nationally recognized Pottery program is known for its state-of-the-art facility, accomplished alumni, and talented staff. The program is offered through Continuing Education, which allows all the skills taught in the degree program, but students can take courses convenient for them! Classes are offered each semester and minimester classes can be scheduled at students’ request. Take this opportunity to learn about clay from working potters who are actively involved in the local community.

Please call 910-898-9675 or email for more information about upcoming courses or to get your name on a waiting list.

Course Information

Continuing education pottery classes offer students the opportunity to stretch their potential, develop new skills and to have fun along the way. Students are encouraged to explore new techniques and explore new perspectives to approaching work through in-class demonstrations, assigned projects, class discussions, and critiques. Courses are taught by experienced professional local potters.

Hand building Pottery

Hand building Pottery is designed to teach adult students the foundational skills and techniques required to make exquisite hand-built work. Techniques used in the course include pinch, coil, and slab construction. All skill levels are welcome.

Studio Pottery

Studio Pottery is a mixed class of skill levels from beginner to the seasoned professional. Beginners will work alongside intermediate and advanced students, learning from each other as they go. Students will gain hands-on experience in hand-building and wheel throwing, mixing clay, loading kilns, along with glazing their work. We encourage both hobbyists and aspiring potters and cater courses to each student at their level of interest.

Studio Class Schedule

Monday: Hand building Pottery, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Monday Evening Studio Pottery 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Tuesday: Studio Pottery, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Wednesday: Studio Pottery, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Wednesday Evening Hand Building Pottery, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Thursday: Studio Pottery, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Friday: Studio Pottery, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Additional Information

Each course provides cone 6 and cone 10 clay, equipment, some tools, all slips, glazes, and glaze materials that are necessary to produce quality work.

To supplement material costs and counteract the low tuition fees, students are charged a small fee per pound of finished work. Rates will be explained at the start of each class.


The following items should be brought to each class session:

  • A towel
  • An apron
  • A notebook
  • A pottery tool kit