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Get Started at the What If … Festival!

The fun starts at the What If... Festival on September 19th where free lessons will be available all day long. Those pieces made during your lesson will be carefully labeled and prepped for glazing and decorating at the Clayfest two weeks later in Manitou Springs. Clayfest will run all weekend — Saturday October 3rd & 4th — with free lessons, as well as some more structured classes for a fee.

Check out the What If … Festival website for more information and maps.

Finish up, or just show up …

Two weeks later, at the official Clayfest in Manitou Springs, have your pot from 'What if' glazed and finished on site by Manitou's own, Mark Wong!

Don't worry if you missed the What If … Festival, we'll have some pre-made pots that you can glaze and fire on site! There will also be lessons all day Saturday and Sunday for anyone who would like to learn a little about throwing ceramics!

Clayfest will be held in Soda Springs park in Manitou Springs.

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What does it cost?

The lessons at the What If … Festival are free of charge!

If you would like to keep your piece and glaze it during Clayfest, it only costs $5!

If you didn't make it to the What If … Festival, don't worry. We'll have some ceramic pieces pre-made that you can paint yourself and glaze on Saturday and Sunday for only $10!

There will also be lessons available all day Saturday and Sunday during Clayfest, so if you've never tried throwing pots before, come on down and get some instruction from experienced potters!