Pottery Classes For Adults at Birch Grove Studios

2013 Classes

Classes Start in September 18, 2013

Celebrating 40 years as a studio potter and 20 years of teaching hundreds of Alaskan residents the art of pottery


A six week course studying the fundamentals of wheel thrown stoneware pottery. Each student is provided with a potters wheel in our studio near Big Lake, Alaska. The classes are limited in size to 8 students to provide an excellent teacher to student ratio. Each student receives highly individualized instruction to shorten the learning curve.

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All the classes are still the same six week that I always teach.

We now have 12 instructional videos on our website (more to come) hosted by YouTube, so if you have a smartphone or iPhone they can be viewed while you work. Very handy, if it is a open studio day and I am not around. Bring head phones. Next regular price $240 pottery classes start on September 18th!

See you in the pottery studio!

The studio is located at Hollywood and Johnson Roads in a natural woodland setting.

Eight large windows provide lots of natural light to create an open airy environment complementing the natural wood and clean painted surfaces of the studio.

Every effort has been made to provide a clean and pleasant environment in which to work.

The $240 fee include:

  • 6 weeks of classes
  • one class per week
  • 3 hrs. per session
  • 30 pounds of clay
  • glazes and firing of finished pots
  • lots of open studio time

Open Studio:

A time for students to practice regularly on Sundays or Tuesdays 11am to 8pm one day a week only per student.

The instructor is well-known Alaskan Studio Potter, Dennis McKenzie of Birch Grove Studios.

Call for more information or email us to register: 907.376.5816


Birch Grove Studios is located across from the corner of Hollywood and Johnson Roads just off the Parks Highway at mile 51.5 just before the Big Lake Road. View detail map>>

2013 Class Schedule*:

Five classes available per session. All classes last 6 weeks, as always.

Call for more information or email us to register: 907.376.5816

Sign up now!

Class times for all sessions

Wednesday Night 6 pm – 9 pm
Thursday Morning 10 am – 1 pm
Thursday Night 6 pm – 9 pm
Friday Night 6 pm – 9 pm

Saturday Morning

Saturday Afternoon Kids Only

10 am – 1 pm


Last Updated: March 26, 2013


1st class session: Wednesday night, April 17 - May 22
2nd class session: Thurs morning , April 11 - May 16
3rd class session: Thursday night, April 11-May 16
4th class session: Friday Night night, April 12-May 17
5th class session: Sat morning , April13 - May 18/ KIDS CLASS 4pm-6pm

2ND CLASS OF YEAR:  (note: no classes during the first week in July due to doing the
Girdwood Forest Fair)

1st class session: Wednesday night, May 29- July 10th
2nd class session: Thursday morning, May 30 - July 11
3rd class session: Thursday night, May 30 - July 11
4th class session: Friday night ,  May 31-July 12
5th class session: Sat. morn, June 1-July 13th/KIDS CLASS 4pm-6pm


1st class session: Wednesday night July 24th-Sept 4TH
2nd class session: Thursday morning July 25th-Sept 5th
3rd class session: Thursday night July 25th-Sept 5th
4th class session: Friday night, July 26th-Sept 6th
5th class session: Sat Morn. July 27-Sept 7th//KIDS CLASS 4pm-6pm


1st class session: Wednesday night Sept.18th-Oct 23rd
2nd class session: Thursday morning Sept 19th-Oct 24th
3rd class session: Thursday night Sept 19th-Oct 24th
4th class session: Friday night, Sept 20-Oct 25th
5th class session: Sat. Morn. Sept 21- Oct 25th/KIDS CLASS 4pm-6pm


1st class session: Wednesday night Nov. 6th-Dec18th
2nd class session: Thursday morning Nov.7th-Dec 19th
3rd class session: Thursday night Nov,7th-Dec 19th
4th class session: Friday night Nov, 8th-Dec 20th
5th class session: Sat, morn, Nov 9th- Dec 21/KIDS CLASS 4pm-6pm

Payment Policy:

Full payment of fees due at time of registration (unless other arrangements have been made).
Credit cards accepted.


100% Refund until 5 days before class starts. No refund after that time.

Call 907.376.5816 or email us to register.
Classes for Kids also available, call for more information and view the Classes for Kids schedule.