Ceramics and Pottery



Glen Echo Park is proud to have an exceptional, well-established resident ceramics program: Glen Echo Pottery. We offer pottery classes at all levels, beginner through advanced, for adults and teens. Classes afford a unique opportunity to explore the exciting medium of clay. Glen Echo Pottery is a fully equipped studio specializing in high temperature reduction firing with a year–round schedule of daytime and evening classes. Students learn to form works by hand or on the potter’s wheel, select and apply glazes, and experiment with firing techniques. Instruction geared to the level of the individual student is given in a relaxed, yet creatively serious, environment. Our teaching philosophy and friendly atmosphere enable students to express themselves freely at their own pace and become active members of the pottery community.


Open Studio Hours (for enrolled students only)

We offer a generous amount of open informal studio times on weekends and between classes.

Teen classes do not include open studio time.

Tu–W–Th, 1–3:45pm, Pottery yurt

F, 10am–5pm, Pottery yurt

Sa, 1–5pm, Pottery yurt

Su, 10am–5pm, Pottery yurt

(Pottery yurt closed M, 9am–6pm)

Tuition does not include clay or tools that may be purchased from the instructor at first class.


Basic Tool Kit: $20

Clay Fee: $15 per 25lb. bag

(Note: The clay fee is waived for a beginning student’s first session; after the first session, s/he must purchase clay by the bag. All continuing students in all levels must purchase their clay.) For adult classes, a firing fee is charged based on weight after firing.




Gallery Hours

Visit the Glen Echo Pottery Studio and Gallery Yurts along the main entry path from the parking lot. The Gallery is open Saturdays and Sundays 12–5pm, April through December and by appointment. Call Glen Echo Pottery at (301) 229-5585 for more information.