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Ceramic Apprenticeship

Clay & Fire

Learn the ancient 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 of campers. The small class size allows instructors to give individual attention to each student.

The Apprenticeship

Apprentices work together as part of a powerful learning team. They connect with like-minded peers while building authentic skills and sharing a deep relationship with nature. This is not just a club, this can be a life-long path of study in traditional crafts.

How it works

Mentoring Weekends Apprentices attend one monthly training day from September to May. They get hands-on experience with expert mentors. See below for class schedule.


September - May
This program runs September to May with optional family events.
9 studio days
One Saturday every month, 9 AM - 4:30 PM. See below for class schedule.
Skills Evenings & Open Archery Range There are also learning opportunities every week. Apprentices and their family get free admission to our Skills Evenings (every Thurs) and our Open Archery Range (every Thurs, Fri, Sat).


Trackers Earth Portland - 4617 SE Milwaukie Avenue, Portland, OR.

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How It Works

Apprenticeship students attend one monthly Saturday from September to May.

There are also learning opportunities every week. Apprenticeship students and their immediate family get free admission to our Skills Evenings (every Thursday) and our Open Archery Range (every Thursday, Friday, Saturday with gear fee) where you can loose arrows anytime (after you forge your own arrowhead).

Tuition for the Ceramic Apprenticeship Year

Monthly Payment Plan $50 deposit, then ten monthly payments of $94.50 (total $995)
Full Payment $995, reserve your place with a $50 deposit.


Returning apprenticeship students get a tuition discount based on year of attendance. Discounts typically cannot be combined. Contact Us to learn more.

Class Schedules

Class averages one weekend a month from September to May. When signing up for the Ceramic Apprenticeship be sure you can make most of the weekends.

Ceramic Apprenticeship

  • September 9, 2017 Pottery Day
    October 7, 2017 Pottery Day
    November 4, 2017 Pottery Day
    December 9, 2017 Optional Community Holiday Party
    January 13, 2017 Pottery Day
    January 13, 2018 Pottery Day
    February 3, 2018 Pottery Day
    March 3, 2018 Pottery Day
    April 7, 2018 Pottery Day
    May 5, 2018 Pottery Day
    June 2, 2018 Graduation Celebration