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Adult Pottery & Ceramics

Learn the timeless art of pottery. Coil and sculpt clay. Craft earth into useful bowls, plates, pots, cups and art. Fire your works in our kiln. Our programs work for all levels. The small class size allows instructors to give individual attention to each student.

Join the Trackers Village! Reconnect with nature while learning outdoor skills to share with your family, students, and friends. This is more than a class, together we create a mentoring village of artisans, outdoor enthusiasts, parents, educators, and seniors.

Potter & Ceramic Studio

With expert Trackers Guides and a fellowship of like-minded colleauges, the Ceramic Studio teaches these core elements:

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.

How It Works

2-Day Weekend Classes Sculpt your project one Sunday and fire your works in our kiln. Return the following Sunday to finish and decorate your project.

All tools and materials are provided

Training Schedule

2022-2023 schedule coming soon!


All programs are located at the Trackers Art Annex - 5101 SE 17th Ave. Portland, OR


Reserve your place with a non-refundable deposit. The remaining tuition is monthly payments. Your first payment is due August 31.

Educator Scholarship

You can apply to work and receive our Outdoor Educator Scholarhip with Trackers for Life. Learn and work with us as an educator in the Summer, earning well over the tuition. In Fall, when the program beings, you are also eligible for a 25% scholarship for Trackers Village Immersion and other courses. Parents in the Camp Coordinator role also get free summer camp daycare for up to 2 of their children (Grades K-5). Learn more about Trackers for Life.

Returning Students

Returning Weekend Intensive or Immersion students get a tuition discount based on year of previous attendance.

Discounts and scholarships cannot be combined. Contact Us to learn more.