Turn your creative ideas into impressive and useful pieces in our ceramics classes. Learn how to center clay on the wheel, throw it into simple forms, and use tools to shape your thrown cylinders, bowls, and plates. Create functional and decorative pieces with a variety of hand-building techniques. Learn tips and techniques for firing and glazing your clay creations into finished pieces. Build on your mastery of these basic techniques to improve your control and express your artistic ideas more effectively.
Current Ceramics Classes
Further develop your hand building and surface decoration skills! This course will teach you how to consider design aesthetics while pushing the boundaries of material limitations in the creation of ceramic sculpture. We will also focus on glaze alteration to... More about The Hand Built Ceramic Object: Intermediate
Take the opportunity to practice the skills taught in class at your own pace. Open lab is only for registered students enrolled the current quarter in a ceramics class. Please wait until after your first in-class meeting to attend any... More about Open Ceramic Lab
Create something great in this introductory course covering both wheel throwing and hand building. By taking this class, you'll learn centering and tool use for shaping thrown items such as simple forms, cylinders, bowls and plates. You'll also learn how... More about Wheel Throwing/Hand Building: Beginning
Build on the foundation of techniques taught in the beginning wheel throwing class. In this class you will learn to center and throw larger pieces, throw and assemble multiple forms to make complex pieces like teapots and practice shaping more... More about Wheel Throwing: Intermediate