Bell Hill Pottery also a teaching space for you to learn to create pottery for yourself. Private lessons are offered for individuals or for two people. Classes are kept small so that each student can be taught at their own level. Beginners and children are welcome, as well as more experienced potters hoping to refine their technique. Both wheel throwing and handbuilding elements will be taught, but because each lesson is individually tailored, there is no set syllabus.
If you are interested please contact me directly via email or through the contact form on the home page.
To learn more about Will Talbot click the image above. You will be redirected to The Potters Cast.
Beginner to advanced wheel throwing
January 14th - February 25th (2 spots remaining) from 6:00-9:00m
The class includes one bag of cone 10 stoneware
Additional stoneware and porcelain may be purchased.
Bisque firing fee of 3 Cents a cubic inch.
Glaze firing will be either soda fired or wood fired in Kent CT for 13 cents a cubic inch. that price includes a first firing. Work may also be wood fired in an anagama on site. (discounts available for students who glaze their own work)
Electric firing is available as well at a discounted price. [This session we will be only using electric kilns to fire, a raku firing may be involved for the last week]
$250.00 per session
$430.00 2 session bundle ($215.00 per session) full payment upfront
Classes back to back
Class limit: 3
Private lessons are available for $45.00/hour
This class is open to all skill levels. Due to the small size of the classes, each student will be taught at their level, be it beginner skills or stylistic refinement. Advanced students will be encouraged to experiment and find a unique voice in the clay. Classes are taught on the standing wheel which improves posture and encourages full body use in the throwing process. The studio itself is small which creates a rather intimate space, and we encourage students to learn from each other, as well as myself, and collaborate.
The studio is located in a rustic, wood-heated barn, with comfortable chairs for those looking for a break. Plumbing is not yet a feature in the studio, but there are guest bathrooms available close by on the property.
There are three electric kilns on the property, a small gas kiln that will be the basis of raku workshops in the spring and a nine foot anagama wood kiln. You will have the option of how your work will be fired- electric, soda, or wood. However, due to the bimonthly schedule of the specialty atmospheric kilns, pieces will take longer than electric kilns. Students are encouraged to learn and be a part of the firing process, which unlike electric kilns, is very hands on and requires a lot of work. Atmospheric kilns, while more laborious, can produce greater variation in texture and color.
There are no official makeup classes if you have to miss one but you are welcome to come work in the studio while i am throwing to make up for a missed class.
To reserve your space, email me at
I am looking forward to hearing from you!