Teen homeschool student girl throwing pottery on the wheel outdoors

Pottery All Levels

Join our newest artisan endeavor and learn the ancient art of shaping clay into beautiful and functional pieces. This studio pottery class is designed for beginners and enthusiasts alike, offering a hands-on experience in a supportive and creative environment.

What You’ll Learn…

Fundamentals of Pottery: Explore the basic techniques of hand-building and wheel-throwing under the guidance of experienced instructors.

Hand-Building Techniques: Discover the versatility of hand-building methods such as pinching, coiling, and slab construction to craft unique pottery designs.

Wheel-Throwing: Delve into the art of wheel-throwing, mastering techniques to create bowls, cups, vases, and more.

Surface Decoration: Experiment with surface decoration techniques such as carving, stamping, and glazing to add texture and color to your creations.

    Ages: 11-15

    Haw Creek Commons

    Pick-Up & Drop-Off Options:
    Haw Creek Commons
    Please see the info below in the Logistics section.

    Time: 9:30 am - 4:15 pm

    Fridays, Sept. 13 - Dec. 20
    Breaks for Earthskills Rendezvous 10/18
    Breaks for Thanksgiving 11/29
    13 program days total

    Price: $855

    • Monthly payment plan available
    • $100 non-refundable deposit due at registration
    • Limited Partial Scholarships available (see below)


    Registration is now open for Fall 2024.

    Why Choose Forest Floor?

    We help children have fun, be healthy, and achieve their fullest potential with nature connection mentoring.

    • Health benefits of nature connection
    • Learn wilderness skills & traditional crafts
    • Meet new friends and reunite with old ones
    • Unforgettable adventures every day
    • Skilled and caring mentors
    • Exciting wilderness experiences
    • Convenient in-town drop-off & pickup
    • Boost long term cognitive & social development
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    Drop-off/Pick-up Locations

    This program takes place at Haw Creek Commons.  Parents must drop off and pickup at Haw Creek Commons.

    Haw Creek Commons
    315 Old Haw Creek Road, Asheville NC
    Drop-off between 9:30 am - 9:45 am
    Pick-up between 4:00 pm - 4:15 pm

    Clothing and Gear

    Our programs are all-outdoors, with rain shelters available as needed. Children must arrive each morning fully prepared with a backpack, packed lunch, and clothes appropriate for being out in the weather. Families new to Forest Floor may need to purchase additional gear to ensure their children will be fully equipped for wet and colder weather as the season progresses. For a full packing and clothing list see our FAQ.

    Scholarship Information


    We offer limited partial scholarships to individuals who otherwise could not afford our programs. 


    If you are a family with means, please consider donating to our scholarship fund. Donations of a 1/4, 1/2, or FULL scholarship can be made during the standard registration process. For more substantial donations please contact us to discuss details.


    Limited partial scholarships are available. Scholarship funds are generated exclusively from generosity of donations toward the scholarship fund. Scholarships are limited to the sum of these funds and are awarded based on equitable distribution. Full scholarships will be considered for families in great need, but most scholarship applicants should expect to pay at least half of tuition.

    To apply for a scholarship FIRST please register for the program/camp, choose the payment plan option, and only pay a $100 deposit at time of registration.

    AFTER RESERVING A SPOT, please follow the link below to fill out the application.

    If your scholarship request can't be approved or isn't the amount of discount that you need, we will provide a full refund of the deposit.