CraftStudies at the Hanover League of NH Craftsmen offers pottery classes at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, as well as one- and two-day workshops on specific clay techniques and alternate firings. Students can learn not only the basics of working with clay, but all the functions of a clay studio, including making glazes, recycling clay, and firing electric kilns.

Our clay studio is fully equipped, offering:

  • Seven electric pottery wheels
  • Two electric kilns
  • Space for hand-building
  • A glazing area

There are as many ways to create a clay “crock” as there are ceramicists; our instructors teach their unique methods of working in clay.

Clay & Pottery Classes & Workshops

We offer a variety of clay and pottery classes and workshops every season. See our class listings to find the right opportunity for you.

Clay Workshops & Camps for Children & Teens

Teens over the age of 15 may join adult clay classes with the permission of the instructor. We also offer clay classes and vacation camps exclusively for children and teens.

Clay Studio Monitor Hours

Ample “monitor” times make it possible for adult students currently enrolled in a clay class to have access to the studio outside of class time each week. Download a pdf here.

Fall 2017 Monitor Hours

Monday, October 30 to Sunday, December 17
No monitor hours  November 23, 24 & 26
Last monitor day December 17, 4-9pm.
All work must be on the glaze shelf by December 17 to make it through the kiln by December 22
DAY                 FROM         TO
Monday          9:00 am     11:00 am
Tuesday          No Monitor Times
Wednesday    9:00 am     11:00 am
Thursday        6:00 pm       9:00 pm
Friday              9:00 am     12:00 pm
Saturday         No Monitor Times
Sunday            4:00 pm       9:00 pm

If you are concerned that there will be no monitor hours due to weather, call (603) 643-5384. If monitor hours are cancelled there will be a message on the answering machine.

Please remember this is a community studio. Always schedule an appropriate amount of time to clean-up the studio when attending monitor hours. It is everyone’s responsibility to keep the studio clean. Thank you and enjoy!

More Opportunities to Work with Clay & Pottery

In addition to our regular pottery classes, we are happy to offer one-on-one instruction and private classes.

Materials Fees for Clay & Pottery Classes

The materials fee for all pottery classes is $45/25lbs of clay, which includes glazes and firings. Only clay purchased at CraftStudies can be used in the studio.


We offer a $10/$5 discount on tuition for classes/workshops respectively for members or early payment.

We offer a $25 discount off your (full) tuition when you and a friend sign up for a class (certain restrictions apply).



Join us! To register for a class, workshop or camp, go to the course catalogue, find the class you'd like to take and click register. The first time you register online, you will need to create an account.

Call the office if you'd like to go through this process with us.
603 643 5384.


Scholarships are available for all classes, workshops and camps. To apply, please download the application form and return it to us.