Kids' Clay Classes


Cancelled due to Covid-19

A very hard and difficult decision...

Unfortunately, we have decided that we won't be able to offer our kids' classes this summer.
There is no way we can safely have children in our studio, practicing social distancing and still learning how to make pottery pieces.
Ken is in very close contact with his students when he is teaching; maintaining a 6 foot distance between himself and a child is not feasible.
Cleaning the studio, tools, workspaces, wheels between each class is not practical or possible.

We have reached out to Verlocal (our online class registration company) and have come up with the following options regarding your deposits or payments:
  • We can issue a refund back to your credit card (if you registered online)
  • We can generate a gift certificate for the amount of your payment to be used for classes next spring or summer
  • We can mail you a check for the amount of your deposit or payment
Please reply to the email you received with your choice of options.

We are extremely disappointed in this turn of events. Our classes for kids and adults are the heart and soul of Shiloh Pottery.
We hope to be able to offer classes again next spring and summer and yes, we will be having a class for teens!
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
At this point, it doesn't look as if we will be offering kids' classes in the fall.
Thank you for your understanding.
Marty and Ken Hankins
Shiloh Pottery, Inc.


Summer 2020 Kids Clay Classes
Week 1: July 13 to 17:
Morning: First Time Clay Artists 1
Afternoon: Been There, Done That 1

Week 2: July 20 to 24:
Morning: First Time Clay Artists 2
Afternoon: Been There, Done That 2

Use the Calendar Below to Book Kids' Classes



If you prefer to mail us an application:

Click here for Application (Spring 2020 Clay)
Click here for Application (Summer 2020 Clay)

Or call 410-239-8888 for an application.

Optional: Shiloh Pottery Tee Shirts for Kids!
Just Like Mr. Ken's! See application for details!

Clay and Woodworking Classes Available for Scouts
Shiloh Pottery offers group clay and woodworking classes for Cub Scouts, Brownies, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and other groups.
Ken Hankins is a former Scout, having attained the rank of Eagle Scout.
Parents are encouraged to come with their scouts and help if necessary.
We also offer beginning woodworking classes for Scouts. Call for information.

Clay Class size is limited to 10 scouts
--Fee: $60 per group plus $12 per child
--Each child makes 2 pieces, one thrown on the potter's wheel and one hand-built
--Allow approximately 2 hours
--All pieces will be glazed and fired and ready for pick up approximately 2 weeks after the class

Woodworking Classes Limited to 8 participants
Please contact Shiloh Pottery for more information
on Woodworking Classes for groups.

Ken Hankins of Shiloh Pottery has been teaching kids' clay classes for 30+ years. Ken holds a Masters Degree in Ceramic Art Education from Alfred University.

Shiloh Pottery has a large, well-equipped studio located on a farm in Carroll County. Your child will be doing many exciting clay projects such as: flower pots, log cabin bird houses, creature sculptures, dishes, trivets, masks, piggy banks, slab pots, cups, bowls, wind chimes.

During the Kids' Clay Class, each child will get to "throw" on the potter's wheel at least once each class with assistance. We are now offering a class for teens in the spring. Older children with more experience may choose to attend theWheel Class.

Children receive instruction on types of glazes and glaze their own pottery.

Classes are offered Saturday mornings during the spring and during two weeks in July.
(dates sometimes are subject to change)
Cost is $160 per child for four classes (spring), $190 for five classes (summer).
Price includes instruction, clay, glazing and firing.

Shiloh Pottery also has a complete woodworking shop for students.

Call to arrange special one-time classes for small groups (10 or less). Perfect for Cub Scouts, Girls Scouts, Home Schoolers, 4-H groups, Vacation Bible School, Preschool groups, etc.

Please call for more information and the current schedule, or to visit (410-239-8888).

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Magical Swinging Bridge at Shiloh Pottery
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Funny Toothbrush Holder
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