Bringing the Arts and Agriculture Together


At Cedar Oak Farm you can enjoy the views, and have fun with some really cool people too while you learn how to create in clay.  

To Register: Please Complete the Sign-up Form (Click Button Above)


Email: Tanya Pohlmann at Tanya@cedaroakfarm.org

Text or Call: (704)750-9821 

All 8 Week Ceramic Art Classes include:

Wheel Throwing Classes

Class Cost: $330 per participant

8 Sessions

Beginner Wheel Throwing Classes

For anyone without experience or very limited experience. 

Learn how to throw and trim your pieces on the potter's wheel and glaze them to have pieces to use at home or give as gifts.  

Tuesday Evening 7:00PM - 9:30PM 2 spots available

Thursday Morning 10:00AM - 12:30PM July 11th Start date

Friday Morning 10:00AM - 12:30PM - 2 spots available

Advanced Beginner Wheel Throwing Class

Thursday Evening 6:00PM-8:30PM (Class is Full)

Intermediate & Advanced Wheel-Throwing Class

Wednesday Evening 6:00PM - 8:30PM (Class is Full)

Private Lessons - 8 sessions to be used within 10 Weeks  $700

Private Lesson - Single lesson in conjunction with a group class: 

Any work kept is completed by the student during the group class. $75

Beginning Clay Classes 

Learn Basics of both Hand-building and wheel-throwing then learn the basics of glazing

Class Cost: $330 per participant

8 Sessions

Beginner Clay Class

Wednesday Afternoon 10:00AM to 12:30PM (Class is Full)

Friday Evenings 6:00PM to 8:30PM 2 spots coming up soon.

Advanced Beginner / Intermediate Clay Class

Monday Evenings 6:00PM -8:30PM (Class is Full)

Hand-building & Sculpting in Clay Classes

Class Cost: $330 per participant

8 Sessions

Beginner Hand-building / Sculpting Clay Class

No Experience or very little experience?  This class is for you!  

The holidays are coming, consider making pieces you can give as gifts!  Or better yet- keep them! 

Monday Afternoon: 2:00PM - 4:30PM 

Alternative Firing Class

This class will make forms specifically for firing in a Raku Kiln or Pit Fire and experiment with unique techniques for each firing.  Raku clay will be provided to make pieces specificly for this class.

Class Cost: $330 per participant

8 Sessions

Starting July 20th

Saturday Morning 10AM to 12:30ish... 

(The firing can dictate when class ends)

All Firing is weather dependent.

Building the Raku Kiln

Setting up the Raku Kiln

The Test Fire Pots

Raku kiln

Understanding Glaze 

September 7th

1:30 - 5:00PM

Make your own Glaze Cost: $150 

Auditing Only (Not making glaze but want to learn): $60

Take some of the science out of making, tweaking and testing glazes.

This workshop will focus on Cone 5-6 oxidation glazes, slips and engobes

Students making glaze are required to bring their own PPE equipment. Mask and Goggles.  

Non-latex gloves are available for use

Auditors attending class: A mask for dust is required. 

Private Lessons & Group Events 

Call or Email to Schedule

Per Lesson: $195 for up to 2 people and $75 for each additional person

2 Hours of Instruction - (Max 5 participants for wheel throwing)

Pieces will be glazed and fired by the instructor up to 2 pieces per person.

Allow 4 weeks for work to be ready for pickup. 

Hand-Building - Group Events 

Available at your location or on the farm

2 Hours of Instruction allow for 3 hours total.

Allow 4 weeks for work to be completed. 

Email Tanya@cedaroakfarm.org

Phone or Text: 704.750.9821

Instagram: @C.O.F.Pottery

Facebook: Cedar Oak Farm Pottery

Cancellations: Full refund if cancellatiotn is 2 weeks prior to class. 

No refund available if cancellation is less than 1 week prior to class start.

Work not picked up within 90 days will become property of Cedar Oak Farm Pottery and may be donated. 

Unused clay left behind, will be reclaimed. 

Meet Your Instructor

 Tanya Pohlmann

I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree for both ceramics and sculpture at Colorado State University where I had several amazing instructors that helped me grow. They taught me how to see beyond face value and dig deep when I want to create. There is a difference between making and creating.   I went on to pursue a masters degree in fine arts at the University of Hartford where I learned to think outside of the box and truly explore art and its meaning in my life. After obtaining my degree, I spent many years in corporate America but continued creating in clay.  This timeframe gave me the tools I needed to take the leap and start my own business. I am now able to combine my love for teaching, ceramics and animal husbandry together by offering pasture board for a few horses, and run an art center in Fairview, North Carolina - Union County.  

I am excited to provide a different kind of environment for people to create art.  For now, the art school will offer wheel throwing, Hand-Building and Sculpture classes.  In time, I hope to provide space for other artists, and agricultural enthusiasts to create a dynamic community. 


All the best,