Make Your Own Pottery!

Pincu Pottery offers Classes to locals and visitors, young or old, in Western North Carolina!

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You may have tried Paint-Your-Own Pottery, but have you tried MAKE-YOUR-OWN POTTERY?

You and your family can enjoy making your own clay pots in the studio! Work with me as I lead you through the steps and end up with 2-3 lovely works of art made by you!  NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!  Shipping is available to those folks traveling through…..

Whether you live in Western North Carolina or are just visiting the Nantahala River or Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you can look forward to spending just two hours working with clay and end up with the best gift you can give – one you’ve made yourself!  Bring home a memory that will last a lifetime!

Classes available at your convenience. Just call ahead to schedule!

All Classes Include: clay, glaze, and firing costs! All you need to do is show up dressed for a mess.

Private Lessons:

Two hours of clay play.  We begin at the table, using a slab of clay to build a pot or small sculpture by hand.  It is amazing what you can do with nothing but your hands!  Next we move to the potter’s wheel where you will make 2 items, either a cup or bowl.   These three items may be used for food and placed in your dishwasher!

1 Person – $79
Each additional adult – $49
Each additional child (ages 6 – 16) – $44

Friday Goes to Pot!

4th Friday of the month, 7 to 9 pm.

A group class where everyone will make one item, either a bowl or cup, at the table using a slab of clay, lots of fabulous textures for decoration and a little creativity.  You are welcome to bring your own beverage and make it a group night out!

Pre-registration required by noon.  Classes must have 4 people minimum, 10 person max.

$35 pp
Each person will make 1 handbuilt item.
$20 each additional piece


Kids Classes – Want to leave the kids for a few hours and have some adult time on vacation?  Any child, 8 years and up, can play with clay for two hours and  parents have two hours of free time!  Kids will learn to make pottery by hand and on the potter’s wheel.  Whatever they make will be a keepsake of the vacation forever!  $70 for the first child, $44 each additional child.  That is 2 hours of ‘babysitting’ and keepsakes for a lifetime! (2 child minimum)

Homeschoolers and other groups – Ask and  I will try to meet your needs.

Other classes available. I will be happy to work with you in providing a class that fits your schedule, muddy desires, etc.  Just ask!

All classes require pre-registration.   That means, please call ahead – I need at least 2 hours notice!   Friday nights MUST be booked by noon!  Call 828-488-0480 to schedule a class today!!!

I SHIP! If you will not be around to pick up completed work (about 4 weeks after class), I will ship the work to you.  Shipping charges apply.

Email me, Elise Delfield, for more info:
CALL TO REGISTER: 828.488.0480

Become a fan on FACEBOOK and look at pictures of the wonderful pottery made by folks like you at Pincu Pottery!

Want a recommendation?  Look no further than Trip Advisor, where you will find plenty of reviews by students.

Interested in knowing when the sale is, when that special class will take place or where I will be selling my work?  Sign up with my e-newsletter to receive an email 1-3 times per year (depending on how exciting things are). 

13 Responses

  1. Elise,

    I need your mailing address to send a note from the The Community Table in Sylva. Your bowls were a hit at the Empty Bowl!! Everyone loved them…thank you so much for your generosity…..

    ann t

  2. I purchased one (very precious!) mug from you in Shaker Heights at the Craftfair – years ago! I’ve searched for you online looking for more of your work and am delighted to find you’re working in clay again. The new work is beautiful and I hope to see the orange/green combo again, too.

    Best wishes for a great life!


    • Thanks so much, Maggie! Gosh – that was a while ago. You made my day by writing! THANK YOU so much. I hope that mug continues to give you pleasure for many more years.

  3. Elise! I added your shop and classes to my activities list that I send out to each guest. I hope they ALL come! Have a great weekend.

  4. I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your class. I loved working on the wheel, more than I had anticipated. I am so happy my sister suggested we come in. I look forward to seeing the end-product.

    Also, your bowl looks lovely in our kitchen. My husband, and even our boys, commented on what a great piece it is (without prompting, I might add!).

    Thanks, again, for your patient, encouraging instruction. You are truly gifted at what you do!

  5. We miss taking classes with you at SCC!! Glad to find you on the internet now. Hope you are doing well.
    Rachel and Hannah

    • Hey Rachel and Hannah! So glad to hear from you two! Keep in touch – I would love to have you in another class, but even better would be to get a visit from you with some fab pots you two made in your classes at WCU!

  6. Hello!

    I have recently been given a piece of your pottery and love it! I have a gallery in Asheville and wanted to ask if you currently have a location in town? I would love for you to consider joining our gallery family. I look forward to speaking with you soon!

    Gabrielle Egan
    Atelier 24 Lexington Gallery

  7. We just wanted to thank you for such a great day at your pottery studio! We all had a blast.

  8. It’s a joy to learn from someone who truly wants to teach. You are aware when someone needs to stretch or be inspired. Thank you, dear friend.

    • Thank you, Susie! I love teaching, you are right. But if I didn’t have fabulous students like you, it wouldn’t be all that fun. Thank you for being a great student. Now get to work!

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