Pottery Apprenticeship
Ceramics, Wheel & Fire

1 weekend a month school year outdoor program teaching pottery and ceramics!

Join our Pottery and Ceramics Studio! Learn the ancient art of earth, wheel, and fire. Apprentice with expert potters and ceramicists. Sculpt clay into useful crafts and beautiful art. Fire your works in our kiln. For beginner to advanced students, our small class size allows instructors to give individual attention to each student.

Join our Studio Artists!

Join our Trackers Art Studio, playing and learning skills with fellow Apprentices. Together as a team you…

  • Work with a Trackers Art Teacher mentoring you in pottery and ceramics.
  • Learn to be self-directed, empowered to craft your journey as an artist.
  • Build a portfolio of your work, taking home and using what you make.
  • Find a cohort of fellows creating art and crafts together in our ceramics studio.

Learn Pottery & Ceramics

In monthly studio weekends you study the art and craft of pottery and ceramics through the following skills:

Craftsmanship & Form Craft handmade pottery for your home—bowls, cups, art, and more. Practice shop and tool safety. Learn to care for and maintain studio equipment. Delve into physical and material sciences: chemistry, thermodynamics and more!

Art & Design Learn to design in three dimensions, bringing your creative ideas to life. Explore the basics of sculpture and expressive forms. Paint, glaze, and decorate your work. Develop your personal style as an artist.

Traditional & Modern Go beyond the basics. Explore many traditional pottery styles. Get experience using a potter’s wheel and a kiln. Fire your works using old and new methods: from outdoor pit fires to our electric kiln.

Our Apprenticeship teachers are experienced artisan educators teaching authentic skills. They inspire positive growth through connection to nature, community, craft, and art.


Need After School? This is our Weekend Apprenticeship. Go here for Pottery After School Program.


Explore the Program Schedule

This program is Fall to Spring. There is one Weekend Studio Day a month and five optional Seasonal Gatherings the entire family can attend. Schedule options below.

Weekend Studio Days 9 total - Typically 1 Saturday a month (9 AM - 12:30 PM)

During Weekend Studio Days, kids get hands-on time in our Trackers Arts Studio. Studio Days include:

  • Mentoring with our Pottery and Ceramics teacher, building art and design skills.
  • Hands-on crafting time at our tables, wheels, and kiln, making projects to take home.
  • All programs material and equipment provided by Trackers Art Studio.
  • Connection while learning with new friends and other artists in training.

Seasonal Gatherings 5 total - Weekday evenings or Weekends during the day

Trackers families can attend Seasonal Gatherings filled with food, fun, and connection. These events are optional and include:

  • Tracktoberfest Welcome the autumnal harvest with festivities, food, and music.
  • Track-or-Treat Trick-or-treat on a fun and mysterious tracking trail through the Trackers Lodge.
  • Holiday Party Herald the arrival of winter with food and friends at our Holiday Party.
  • Garden Party Help plant our gardens for summer and fall in Sandy, Oregon.
  • Graduation Wrap our year together with a community potluck and BBQ.

Get a Trackers Art Studio Membership

For your registered year (Sept - August) you receive a full Trackers Art Studio Membership which includes:

  • 9 Art Studio Days, 5 Seasonal Family Gatherings.
  • A Trackers T-Shirt, Trackers Woodcarving Guide & monthly Trackers Journal.
  • 50% off the Trackers Archery Range for immediate family members (free during Seasonal Gatherings).

Tuition

Tuition includes all Studio Days and Seasonal Gatherings. Reserve your place with a $95 non-refundable deposit, then pay the remaining tuition in 8 monthly payments of $80 (total $735). Your first payment is due August 31.

Returning Student Discount Apprentices returning from a previous program year (within Fall to Spring) receive a 15% discount. Use your discount code (emailed) or Contact Us athello@trackersearth.com to receive one.

Need Financial Help? We offer Opportunity & Merit Scholarships of 5% - 15% off. Up to a $110 discount off the full tuition. It's quick and easy to apply.

Please note, scholarships and multiple discounts cannot be combined.

Choose your Schedule

When choosing a schedule, be sure your Apprentice can make most of the weekends. Evening Meetups and Seasonal Gatherings are optional. Due to group size limits, we do not allow switching between schedules.

Weekend Cohorts

Choose your Weekend (Wind or Water), then choose your day cohort (Sunday or Saturday). Each Cohort features 9 Weekend Studio Days (8 AM - 3:30 PM) and 5 optional Seasonal Gatherings.

WIND Weekend

SATURDAY Morning

Grade 3-5 Pottery Apprenticeship

9 AM - 12:30 PM

  • September 16, 2023
  • October 7, 2023
  • October 28, 2023
  • November 18, 2023
  • January 6, 2024
  • January 27, 2024
  • February 17, 2024
  • March 9, 2024
  • April 13, 2024


WATER Weekend

SATURDAY Morning

Grade 5-12 Pottery Apprenticeship

9 AM - 12:30 PM

  • September 30, 2023
  • October 21, 2023
  • November 11, 2023
  • December 9, 2023
  • January 20, 2024
  • February 10, 2024
  • March 2, 2024
  • April 6, 2024
  • April 27, 2024

Family Gatherings

We offer 5 Seasonal Family Gatherings (optional).

Tracktoberfest Oct 5, 2023
Track-or-Treat Oct 26, 2023
Holiday Party Dec 9, 2023
Garden Party Apr 6, 2024
Graduation May 18, 2024

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