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.
NEW Ceramic Elements

Students will be taught the fundamentals of handbuilding and basics of wheel throwing to create basic cylinders and bowl shapes as well as trimming techniques for these forms. Each class will include a demonstration of a new throwing and handbuilding technique. Glazing will be...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-week courses
12-week courses

NOTES: Materials Fee includes a bag of Cone 6, stoneware clay (20lbs) and all firing, use of glazes and tools. Only clay from TSA may be used
NEW Ceramics: Exploring Vessels

This course is for artists who have previous experience with clay and are familiar with its technical aspects.  Students are requested to bring into class 1 to 5 objects that inspire them to be interpreted in a Vessel Form using techniques of their choice.  Stud...


LEVEL:
Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-week courses
10-week courses
12-week courses

NOTES: (No class July 24) Material Fee includes a bag of Cone 6, stoneware clay (20lbs) and all firing, use of glazes and tools. Only clay from TSA may be used.
NEW Ceramics: Handbuilding Explorations

Students will explore a variety of ceramic handbuilding techniques to create ceramic art - functional, sculptural or decorative.  Techniques such as slip and score, pinching, rolling, draping and coiling will be demonstrated with special attention given to exploring textu...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-week courses
12-week courses

NOTES: (No class July 17) Materials Fee includes a bag of Cone 6, stoneware clay (20lbs) and all firing, use of glazes and tools. Only clay from TSA may be used
NEW Ceramics: Introduction to Handbuilding & Throwing

This class is designed to introduce students to hand-building and throwing with clay on the pottery wheel. Students will be able to make a number of pieces that can be functional, decorative or sculptural. A basic understanding of the ceramic process will be covered, from wedg...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
6-week courses
12-week courses

NOTES: Materials Fee includes a bag of Cone 6, stoneware clay (20lbs) and all firing, use of glazes and tools. Only clay from TSA may be used.
NEW Ceramics Throwing: Form and Function

Learn how to create functional (or sculptural) pieces on the potter's wheel. Explore throwing, how to use handbuilding to enhance forms and create spouts, handles etc,.  Explore surface decoration, design and glazing techniques. For those more experienced, learn ...


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

NOTES: $45 materials fee includes a bag of Cone 6 stonewear clay (20lbs), all firings, use of glazes and tools on site. Additonal bags of clay are available for purchase at TSA (note: all clay used at TSA, must be purchased from TSA)
NEW Ceramics Throwing: Fundamentals

This fun 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 exper...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
12-week courses

NOTES: $45 materials fee includes a bag of Cone 6 stonewear clay (20lbs), all firings, use of glazes and tools on site. Additonal bags of clay are available for purchase at TSA (note: all clay used at TSA, must be purchased from TSA)
NEW 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:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
12-week courses

NOTES: $45 materials fee includes a bag of Cone 6 stonewear clay (20lbs), all firings, use of glazes and tools on site. Additonal bags of clay are available for purchase at TSA (note: all clay used at TSA, must be purchased from TSA)
NEW Intermediate Ceramics

This class is designed for people who have had a little bit of experience with clay and want to develop their skills. Hand-building and throwing techniques will be covered, including demonstrations on how to make larger vessels, vases and plates. Students will learn how to mak...


LEVEL:
Intermediate
LENGTH:
10-week courses
12-week courses

NOTES: $45 materials fee includes a bag of Cone 6 stonewear clay (20lbs), all firings, use of glazes and tools on site. Additonal bags of clay are available for purchase at TSA (note: all clay used at TSA, must be purchased from TSA)
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