Adult Ceramics Classes
This program is a series of 6 classes that happen over the course of 6 consecutive weeks. Registration for all 6-week classes close one week prior to each session start date. A $10 late fee will be added for all registrations after this date. Find more info about session dates here.
Sign up for the waitlist at the link above to be notified as soon as registration opens!
MASKS ARE NOT REQUIRED AT THIS TIME. WE WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR COVID NUMBERS AND MAY ELECT TO REINSTATE THE POLICY IN THE FUTURE IF NEEDED.
July Session Information - Ceramics
Each class meets for 2.5 hours each week for 6 weeks. Additional open studio time is available to all students enrolled in a 6-week class. The class fee includes 25 lbs of clay, glaze, and 2 firings. Additional clay may be purchased separately here. (If all classes are full, please join the waitlist! It lets us know if we would have enough interest to add another class!)
This course is focused on the basic skills and techniques of throwing forms on a pottery wheel and developing an awareness of form. The class covers fundamental techniques of throwing bowls, cylindrical shapes, and plates. Demonstrations lead students through throwing these basic forms and basic glazing techniques. No prerequisites.
This is an introductory course to working with clay. Students will learn three foundational hand-building techniques: coiling, pinching, and slab construction. Through these techniques, students will construct a series of functional and sculptural forms. Students will learn about clay preparation, active and passive drying, stages of clay before and after going in the kiln, common construction faults, glazing techniques, decoration techniques, and assist in a studio clean-up at the end of the session. No previous experience in clay is required. Individuals who have previous experience in clay will benefit from honing their skills and developing sculptural artworks.
Mixed Level Wheel-throwing
This class is an opportunity for experienced clay students to get critical feedback on their work. A willingness to accept suggestions and embrace new techniques, philosophies, and approaches is recommended. Class time is spent on demonstrations, group discussions, and individual feedback. Students are expected to continue their classwork outside of the normal class time during available open studio hours throughout the session. The goal of the class is the individual evolution and improvement of each student.
In this course, we will be exploring the wonderful world of handles! Choosing a handle that works best for your pot is important. Handles can elevate a vessel's functionality and overall composition and can take a simple pot from "ugh" to "mug!" The types of handles that will be covered in this course are loops, lugs, knobs, and non-ceramic handles added later. Students in this course should feel somewhat comfortable with throwing/handbuilding.
This class runs in the same 6-week session format as other adult classes but is geared towards advanced students who prefer to work independently. **The Independent Study Studio Usage Agreement, our glaze workshop, and Executive Director approval are required. (To obtain approval, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your past clay experience, and we will look into the classes you have taken with us.)
*Prerequisites (MANDATORY): Glaze Workshop
Independent Study Studio Usage Agreement: You will be asked to agree to these terms electronically during the registration process. Click here to view.
800 Moss St. Open Studio Hours
2109 Cottle Dr. Open Studio Hours
!! Cottle Drive Studio Hours will be shifting ONLY for the July session. Instead of Mondays and Wednesdays, hours during the week will be Tuesdays and Thursdays 1 PM - 4 PM
*Instructors are not available for assistance during these times.
**We do NOT hold open studio hours during session breaks (you can find these at the bottom of this page)
When inclement weather occurs, class cancelations will be decided by the instructor of the class. If WE cancel any 6-week classes due to weather or COVID-19, they will be made up at a later date. If class is not canceled, but a student feels unsafe traveling, they can stay home, but NO make-up class will be provided. We encourage you to make up any lost time during open studio hours and ask about any material missed during the following class.
Your instructor will contact you if class is canceled. Please make sure they have your correct contact information. If you have any questions about our cancelation policy, please don't hesitate to email us at email@example.com
or call us at 573-875-0275.
We frequently offer a limited amount of FREE spots for low-income families or individuals who are interested in any of our programs! If you want to apply for future consideration when spots become available, find more information on how to apply, here!
If you cancel in enough advance before the registration deadline (usually 2 weeks before the session starts), you will receive a full refund. If you would rather, you may be able to switch to a different available class in the same session. No refunds or credits are given after the registration deadline (a week before the class session starts). If a class or workshop is canceled due to COVID-19, a full refund will be given, or you can save the payment for a later class.