Give Ceramics Class a Spin
Create your next masterpiece! Whether you’re taking your place behind the potter’s wheel for the first time or looking for an advanced class to bring your own unique idea to life, Columbia Association’s Columbia Art Center has a class for you. Beginners can learn methods for centering clay, throwing bowl and cylinder forms, raising a vessel, glazing and more. More advanced artists might wish to try their hand at some advanced brushwork or participate in the firing process.
Ceramics classes are fun regardless of your age or experience level, so bring your friends or come ready to meet some new ones.
Keep in mind that the drying and firing of finished work takes a minimum of two weeks. Of course, that might give you just enough time to return to the Wheel Room to create another amazing piece of art!
Ceramics WorkshopFor ages 15 and up! Designed for Beginners!
Intermediate/Advanced WheelExpand and strengthen your throwing skills while developing your own personal style in clay. Basic shapes will be transformed into more complex forms. Sophisticated surface decoration will be explored using advanced glazing techniques, oxide and wax design elements and simple brushwork with slips.
Introduction to CeramicsFor beginners and those with some clay experience. Learn the basics of working on the potter’s wheel. Wedge and center clay and learn how to turn basic thrown forms into beautiful vases, cups and bowls. Simple glazing and decorating techniques are also introduced. Supplies are available for purchase on the first day of class.
RAKU WorkshopBack by popular demand! Designed for continuing students!
In the Columbia Art Center's Japanese Garden, enjoy viewing and helping with the ancient firing technique known as Raku with instructor and firing expert Nancy Ziengufus McIntosh
See how your ceramic creations take on an iridescent vibrant appearance as the Raku glazes marry during this outdoor firing process.