Ceramics Program Overview
Step into our studio, an inviting space where the enchanting world of ceramics awaits your discovery. Here, your imagination knows no bounds. Beyond being a mere art form, working with clay is a holistic experience that awakens not just your artistic senses, but your mind and body in unison. As you traverse this artistic journey, you’ll cultivate invaluable virtues such as patience, persistence, mindfulness, and unwavering dedication while honing your ability to mold and shape clay.
This hands-on experience isn’t just about creativity; it’s a workout for your muscles, fine motor skills, vision, and imagination. Each stroke, curve, and texture reveals the boundless creative potential that clay offers. With clay as your canvas, you’ll craft innovative and captivating works of art that resonate with your distinctive essence.
Our meticulously crafted program stands as a testament to our passion and expertise, aiming to inspire budding artists and fuel unbridled creativity. We offer a treasure trove of knowledge, guiding students through the foundational skills essential for clay work. Each lesson is thoughtfully designed to be easily digestible yet rich in detail, empowering students to achieve milestones through manageable projects. This approach not only gently pushes their boundaries but also instills a profound sense of pride and accomplishment.
Throughout our Ceramics Program, students have the privilege to explore a rich spectrum of clay variations, including ceramic clay, polymers or “oven bake” clay, air-dry clay, and plastilline (oil and wax-based clay). Moreover, we’re thrilled to announce that all our students’ projects are now fired in-house in our very own kiln, providing students with the unique ability to witness the transformation of their projects at every step and craft their distinct glaze combinations.
Join us for a journey of discovery, where a simple lump of clay transforms into a masterpiece. Molding, shaping, and creating with clay isn’t just an art form; it’s an expression of your unique creativity. Let’s craft your story together.
Ceramics Program Details
Our program has been divided in three separate sections:
- Introduction Stage → Throughout this stage, students will learn the basics of clay manipulation and begin to learn about the different specialities.
- Discovery/Exploration Stage → In this stage, students will explore both pottery and sculpture. They will get the chance to work on different projects that will allow them to choose their speciality.
- Specialty Stage → In the speciality stage, students will refine their skills and work on more difficult specialty projects. This stage will be offered in a number of levels for each speciality.
Ceramics classes are held on Saturdays and run on a weekly basis. For more information on our current availability please visit the Class Schedule tab.
We do NOT offer “Drop-In” lessons.
- 9:00-10:30 am
- 10:30-12:00 pm
- 12:00- 1:30 pm
- 1:30 – 3:00 pm
Each class will be two hours in length and will be broken down as follows:
- 80 minutes – Creation and development of projects.
- 10 mins – Ceramic station clean-up.