Under the Oaks is a quaint, independently-owned pottery center and gift shop. Browse through our shop and you will be sure to find something very unique for yourself or a special gift for someone special.
Open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

PotteryFest 2014 is ON as scheduled!

PotteryFest will still be happening as scheduled (Saturday the 13th, 9am - 5pm), despite the forecast. Please still come out and support your local artists and businesses--just remember to bring your boots and umbrellas!

PotteryFest 2014!

The 12th Annual Pottery Fest is coming up!
Saturday, September 13th, 9am-5pm
Under The Oaks
2033 Wait Ave
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Stop by for demonstrations, children's activities, live music, food and fun!
Rain date:
Sunday, September 14th, 10am-5pm
For more information, call 919-556-7864
For directions, see our contact page

Fall Adult Pottery Classes!

Limited space, sign up today!

Wheel Throwing
Monday Evenings, 7:00 - 9:00 Thursday Evenings, 7:00 - 9:00
September 22 - October 27, 2014 September 25 - October 30, 2014

Monday Evenings, 7:00-9:00 Thursday Mornings, 10:00 - 12
September 22 - October 27, 2014 September 25 - October 30, 2014

Thursday Evenings, 7:00 - 9:30
March 13 - April 17, 2014

Cost: $125 for 6 weeks, $25 deposit
Includes: 25lb bag of clay, glaze, instruction, and firings

Miniature (Fairy) Garden
Saturday Mornings, 10:00 - Noon
September 20 - October 4, 2014

Cost: $65 for 3 weeks, $20 deposit
Includes: clay, glazing firings, plants and instruction.
You will go home with a completed miniature garden!
Wheel Throwing, taught by Jim Bell
In this class you will learn the beginning stages of using the potters wheel. You will learn to center the clay and pull it up into a number of forms such as small bowls, vases, mugs, or plates. You will also learn to glaze your pieces using a variety of techniques. You will complete about 10 - 15 pieces.

Handbuilding, taught by Tricia Bell
This class works with clay without the potters wheel. We will gain experience with pinch pots, coiling, slab building, and extruding clay to make unique and functional pottery. You will also learn how to glaze your pieces with a variety of techniques. You will complete about 12 - 15 pieces.

Miniature Gardening Workshop, taught by Tricia Bell
In this workshop you will create your own tabletop planter and all the accessories to go in a miniature garden including a house, birdbath, birdhouse, stool, lantern, etc. You are only limited by your imagination. You will also glaze your pieces and then plant your garden on the last workshop so that when you go home you will have a completed garden that YOU created.