Spring Classes. All Ages.


 Clay Classes

*Our Fairfax studio is hard to find! We are located on the back side of the shopping center. There is an access road on either side of the building which will lead you to the lower level, behind the building, which is where we are located, at Suite N.

"Try-it" Classes

Have you ever wanted to try the pottery wheel? Have you ever wanted to make the pot your flowers grow in? How about the mug you drink your coffee from, or that bowl you eat your cereal out of? Well here is your opportunity to come on in to the studio and try it.! In this exciting and informative class you will have one on one instruction with a professional potter. Groups from 1-6 students can participate.You will learn pottery wheel basics and create a bowl or mug of your design! Up to three balls of clay are provided per person. We will give you a call when we are finished Bisque Firing your piece so you can come back in to glaze it. Once your art piece is fired again, we will call you to let you know it is ready to pick up.

$55- for a one hour class                                                                                                                                           By appointment only                                                                                                                                                            Open from 9-6, Monday-Friday

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Beginner to Intermediate - Wheel Throwing with Keani

Pottery making is a feeling, and throughout this 8 week course, you will learn to feel your way into creating. You will gain knowledge in all the processes involved in a ceramic studio. With a unique Hawaiian hands on approach, this relaxing class will engage and stimulate your senses. The first 25 lb bag of clay and JPW T-shirt are provided. Class times are by appointments at your convenience. During Monday-Friday availability ranges from 9-12, 1-3, and 3-6.  Night time availability Monday-Friday by appointment. You can finish 10 pieces, with each additional piece at $8, with a 20 piece max. At the end of the course, we will have a gallery display of the works you created at Jimmy Potters Studio.

Register now-$290  

Clay tools extra $20 

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Sectional Vases and Large Platters/Bowls with Andrew

[Intermediate to Experienced Skill Level]


During this 4 week course, take your skills to the next level. Learn techniques that will help you throw bigger, join sections, pull out big bowls and platters, and encourage you to work BIGGER! You must be able to center 10lbs of clay. You get two 25 lb bags of clay and JPW T-shirt with the course fee. You can finish 5 pieces, with each additional piece at $20 with a 9 piece max. Available times are M-F, 9a-12, or 6-9p and Saturdays from 9a-12, 1-4p, 5-8p. At the end of the corse, we will have a gallery display of your works created at our studio!

Register now - $280

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Hand-Building with Jimmy Potters 

Are you down to earth? This 8 week course in hand-building is another way of working with clay. The basic techniques are easier to learn and the range of forms you can produce is much broader. If you are interested in clay, but aren't sure the wheel is for you, think about hand-building. For the beginner, you will be surprised how easy it is to begin making nice functional ware of artworks on your very first day.  Tuition includes one 25 lb bag of clay and JPW T-shirt. You can complete 10 pieces, with each additional piece at $8 and a max of 20 pieces created. Courses available Monday, Tues, Weds 6:30-8:30p.

Register now -$260

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 Family Classes

Be sure to wear clothes you're not afraid to get dirty, because we're going to have lots of fun playing in the mud!   Classes are appropriate for children ages 5 and up for the pottery wheel. Children under the age of five will be hand building. Parents work alongside children as you all have fun learning the basics of clay as a family . By appointment only at our Fairfax location. Scheduled times are M-F 9-12noon and 6-8pm and Saturdays 10-6pm.Great for family bonding!  

$160 for a group of four and  $40 per additional person 

Clay Summer Camp

Join the fun this summer for week long clay camp, beginning June 23rd, designed for ages 6 - 12! Campers expand their imaginations and explore the exciting world of clay through a wide range of projects and building techniques. Whether working with sculpture, or wheel-thrown pottery, or glazes, students learn in a supportive, small class setting with plenty of individual instruction. Choose from one of our eight uniquely designed camps! We also offer a variety of Pick and Paint options! Click for more details.

Date Night

Go ahead, get a little dirty on a date night! Couples are welcome to join us at The Jimmy Potters Studio for an evening of romance and throwing on the potters' wheel. Have you ever seen that movie Ghost?… Enough said! Our professional instructors will walk you through a few simple projects to help you start creating. Come back in about a week later to glaze your piece, after we bisque fire it. We can even ship your work to your home for an additional fee. Clay and tools are included. BYOB. Wear or bring clothes to change into that you don't mind getting dirty. Preregistration is required. Please send us an email, but if you have any additional questions contact Jimmy Potters at info@jimmypotters.com or 703.934.4400 for more information. The 45.00 fee is per person, and the event is for adults aged 18 and over.

After-School Enrichment

We may already be doing classes at your child's school, and you may not even know it! Contact us to see if we are currently working at your school, and if we are not, we would love to get connected with your PTA. We need 12 students to begin a new class, and they run for 8 weeks. We make a project one week, then glaze it the next week. Each child will finish the class with 4 completed projects! Our incredible instructors help the children be as creative as possible with these very fun projects.