ceramics

Ceramic Classes

Class sizes are kept small so that sessions can be structured around the individual student while getting to enjoy our amazing ceramic community. Class begins with instructor-led demonstrations of a wide spectrum of techniques.  

We offer wheel, hand-building, and mixed medium classes. Classes range from structured and foundationally focused lessons to free-flowing and conceptual development. Our instructors help guide students down whichever path they choose while introducing new techniques and processes along the way. We would love to help you get your hands on some clay! 

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2022-06-17T09:41:57-06:00

Ceramics Introduction: Handbuilding & Wheel

This course covers the fundamentals of Ceramics. The first half will introduce the techniques of hand-building through pinching, coiling, and slab building. The second half will be wheel focused, with the goal of teaching students how to properly throw, trim, and glaze their pieces. Each class will be assignment-oriented and will teach the basics of creating with clay.

2022-06-01T10:26:02-06:00

Ceramics Beginners: Handbuilding & Wheel

A wheel and hand-building-focused class that builds on the fundamentals taught in the Introduction to Ceramics course. Students will strengthen their wheel skills with guidance from the instructor on how to throw, trim, and glaze pieces. An emphasis will be placed on properly centering, opening, pulling, and shaping vessels. Students will explore and expand upon their hand-building skills of coiling, slab, and pinching.

2022-06-21T08:36:01-06:00

Ceramics Mixed Levels

This 6 week course is for those who have already taken the Introduction to Ceramics and/or Beginners series or have approval from the ceramics department. Classes are designed to allow room for student exploration of wheel and hand-building techniques. Students who take this class have an idea of the ceramic projects they want to do and prefer a free flowing class. The instructor is there to help facilitate your clay journey and to suggest ideas on how to refine your project.

2022-06-19T03:54:11-06:00

Ceramics: Intermediate/Advanced Wheel & Handbuilding

This course is for those who have already taken the Introduction to Ceramics and Beginners series or have approval from the ceramics department. Classes are designed to allow room for student exploration of more advanced wheel and hand-building techniques. Students who take this class have an idea of the ceramic projects they want to do and prefer a free flowing class. The instructor is there to help facilitate your clay journey and to suggest ideas on how to refine your project.

2022-06-19T03:57:35-06:00

Ceramics Private Classes

This class is for those who are looking to master a specific skill with 1-1 instructor attention. We will pair you with a subject matter expert in the area that you are looking to build fluency in. Skills can range from (but are not limited to) wheel, handbuilding, surface decoration, and glazing. You can take this class on a recurring basis. Classes run for 2 hours but can increase in time for an additional fee.

2022-06-19T04:02:08-06:00

Ceramics Birthday Parties

Throw your next birthday party with the help of a teaching artist and a little clay. Birthday parties are thrown in the Arts Studio with food and drink available in a separate room. Packages range from pinch pot projects to painting-themed bisque ware. Each participant will work on one piece during the party, the studio will finish the piece and fire it in our kilns (all fees included). Pieces are available for pickup three to four weeks after the party.