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Private Group Workshops for Kids

Mudflat offers workshops for children, teens, and parent and child pairs to explore their creativity through clay

Workshops can be scheduled for daytime, Friday evenings or weekends for up to 15 participants, focusing on basic wheelthrowing or handbuilding techniques.

How the Workshop Works: A Mudflat teacher will demonstrate how to make a pot on the pottery wheel (wheelthrowing workshop for kids 8+) or how to use slabs and coils to make functional or sculptural work (handbuilding workshop for kids ages 5+). Participants will work at their own pottery wheel or table space, with instruction and assistance from the teacher. Each participant will select a glaze color so their best effort can be glazed and fired. After the workshop, the Mudflat teacher will dry and trim the pieces. Pieces are first bisque fired, then glaze is applied, then they are fired again. The whole process takes 4-5 weeks. We will wrap up and box all of the pieces for your group and notify the contact person when they are ready for pick-up, approximately one month after the workshop. 

Scheduling a workshop at Mudflat:

Call Mudflat at 617-628-0589 or start by filling out an inquiry form below. We will ask you:

  • How many participants are in your group?   Maximum group size is 14 participants.

  • Do you want a wheelthrowing or handbuilding workshop- this may depend on the ages of the kids. 

  • What day/date/time works for your group?   Daytime, Friday evenings or weekends generally work best for Mudflat. We cannot offer workshops on weekday evenings.

We require a minimum of two weeks’ notice to schedule a workshop and find a teacher(s) for your group. If you need to adjust the number of participants attending, please provide at least one week’s notice. We need at least 1 week notice if you need to change the number of participants in your group.

*Please Note*: Mudflat is unable to schedule private group workshops Thanksgiving-early January 2024.

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If you are interested, please fill out an inquiry form below

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