Teaching is one of my greatest joys of being an artist.  I have a B.F.A. in Art Education from the University of Georgia as well as a B.F.A. in Ceramics.  I have had the opportunity to teach art and ceramics to children from ages 4-16 in several public schools and community art centers as well as to adults of various ages.  I would be thrilled to teach you or your child how to throw pots on the potter's wheel* or hand-build functional or sculptural pieces! My main avenue for teaching is through the Visual Arts Center of Richmond.  I am currently scheduled to teach several weekend Try Your Hand Workshops at VisArts. Click HERE to view availability. 

 I am NOT currently offering Private Lessons, but would love to know if you are interested! 


Types of Classes:

Visual Arts Center:  I teach group lessons for children and adults at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond! Classes currently offered are below & are also listed on their website: (

  • Children:  I taught 7 sessions of ArtVenture this past summer. ArtVenture are VisArt's Summer Camp Classes for kids!  I created 7 curriculums for 7 different clay sessions. Each summer, VisArts offers ArtVenture for kids with sessions being 3 hours/day for 5 days. Please check out for details! 
  • Adults: I teach a couple of weekend workshops for Adults at VisArts each season.   Look out for Registration HERE if interested in Try Your Hand Workshops! 

Private Lessons:  I am NOT currently offering Private Lessons, but I would love to know if you are interested! Private classes (for both kids and adults) would take place at my studio at Plant Zero, please fill out the Contact Form below if you're interested, and I will be in touch with you!  I can teach both wheel and hand-building lessons. Again, I am not currently offering them, but I'd love to know of your interest, thank you! (Wheel is only for kids 10 & up.)

Age Groups for Claire Parrish Pottery Classes (Potentially starting in 2017, gauging interest now) :) 

CHILDREN (Ages 6-9): Hand-building (Private & Small Groups of up to 3 Children)

YOUTH (Ages 10-18): Hand-building and/or Wheel-Throwing (Private or Small Group Lessons of up to 3 Youth)

ADULTS:  Beginner - Intermediate Hand-building & Wheel  (Date Night's, Small Groups (up to 4), or Private Lessons)

Studio Location:  Plant Zero Artist Studios:  0 East 4th Street  Richmond, VA 23224

*Special Note: As it takes a certain maturity of muscular strength and force to throw on the wheel, it is recommended that only children 10 and up use the potter's wheel; however, I have created various exciting hand-building lessons that kids of any age absolutely love!  The sky is the limit with clay!

**Again, I am not currently offering any classes at my studio, but I would love to know of your interest for 2017** Thank you!  

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