Ceramic Arts Courses

Discover the expressive qualities of clay. Ceramic Arts offers a full range of creative and technical skills: from wheel thrown and hand built functional wear, to decorative and sculptural forms.
Ceramics: Learn to Throw!

Potter and teacher Raymond Chau, will teach a course focused on throwing on the potter's wheel. This is a mixed level course for students at any level of experience. Learn and build skills in throwing, trimming technique, surface decoration and glazing....


LEVEL:
All Levels
LENGTH:
6-week courses
12-week courses
10-week courses
8-week courses
5-week courses

NOTES: For Fall 2020: A $25 materials fee includes 10 lbs of Cone 6 stoneware clay, all firings and use of glazes on site. Additional bags of clay are available for purchase at TSA (note: all clay used at TSA, must be purchased from TSA). Students must bring their own tools for use in the studio. Ceramic tools are available to purchase through specialty retailers or a basic kit can be purchased from TSA. Please see Materials below for details.
Ceramics: Surface Exploration

Learn a combination of techniques like pinching, slab work and throwing on the wheel. Beginners and those with clay experience will have the opportunity to combine these techniques to create a pot or sculpture. The focus of this course is to engage surface treatments and how t...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
5-week courses

NOTES: Born in Cape Town, South Africa Noel and at a yong age made toys from materials in his environment. After completing high school, he registered for an Art Degree majoring in Ceramics and Sculpture at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. He graduated in 1998. Noel later opened his own ceramic studio in Cape Town teaching adults and making wares for special order, galleries, home décor shops and interior designers. He also worked as the production manager for Art in the Forest, a non-profit organization providing art and ceramic classes to under privileged children. Noel has been involved in various trade shows and juried exhibitions such as the Emerging Creatives for the Design Indaba, Cape Town in 2011 and was a solo exhibitor at the same event in 2014. He was also part of a specially selected artisan collective making functional handmade ceramics for a South African retail store. Noel’s work was featured in 100% Design in Johannesburg and was part of a group exhibition at Objet & Maison in Paris in 2016. His work is in private collections in Milan, Berlin and Norfolk, Virginia.
Ceramics: Throwing Fundamentals

This course will focus on the basic techniques of throwing on the potter's wheel. Students will learn the techniques to create basic shapes and functional designs on the wheel. Learn how make cups, bowls, vases and other simple forms. For those with a little more expe...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
10-week courses
12-week courses
10-week courses
8-week courses
5-week courses

NOTES: For Fall 2020: The $25 materials fee includes 10 lbs of Cone 6 stoneware clay, all firings and use of glazes on site. Additional bags of clay are available for purchase at TSA (note: all clay used at TSA, must be purchased from TSA). Students must bring their own tools for use in the studio. These are available to purchase through specialty retailers or a basic kit can be purchased from TSA. Please see Materials below for details.
Fundamental Ceramics

Learn techniques for handbuilding and throwing on the potter's wheel. Beginners and those with some clay experience will become acquainted with handbuilding techniques such as pinch pots, coiling, soft and hard slabs building, additive and reductive decoration techniq...


LEVEL:
All Levels
LENGTH:
5-week courses

NOTES: The $25 Materials Fee includes a 1/2 bag of Cone 6 stoneware clay (10lbs), all firings and use of glazes on-site. Additional bags of clay are available for purchase at TSA (Note: all clay used at TSA must be purchased from TSA). Students must bring their own tools. See Materials below for options.
Fundamental Ceramics Part 1

Learn techniques for handbuilding and throwing on the potter's wheel. Beginners and those with some clay experience will become acquainted with handbuilding techniques such as pinch pots, coiling, soft and hard slabs building, additive and reductive decoration techniq...


LEVEL:
All Levels
LENGTH:
12-week courses
10-week courses
5-week courses
6-week courses
5-week courses

NOTES: The $25 Materials Fee includes a 1/2 bag of Cone 6 stoneware clay (10lbs), all firings and use of glazes on-site. Additional bags of clay are available for purchase at TSA (Note: all clay used at TSA must be purchased from TSA). Students must bring their own tools. See Materials below for options.
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