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.
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
10-week courses

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

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)
Ceramics: Surface Decoration and Design on Clay 1

Learn, explore and experiment with surface decoration on clay. In this class you will learn how to add texture, colour and develop your own voice with the materials while learning a wide range of techniques that can be applied in all stages of working in clay.

T...


LEVEL:
All Levels
LENGTH:
5-week courses

Ceramics: Surface Decoration and Design on Clay 2

This course is a continuation of the Surface Decoration and Design on Clay 1 but is also suitable as a standalone course. Learn, explore and experiment with surface decoration on clay. ...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
5-week courses

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

NOTES: $45 materials fee includes a bag of Cone 6 stoneware 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)
Ceramics: Throwing on the Potter's Wheel

This class is designed to introduce students to throwing with clay on the pottery wheel. Students will be able to make a number of pieces that can be functional or decorative. A basic understanding of the ceramic process will be covered, from wedging to firing. Skills that wil...


LEVEL:
Absolute Beginners
LENGTH:
10-week courses

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

NOTES: $45 materials fee includes a bag of Cone 6 stoneware clay (20lbs), all firings, use of glazes and tools on-site. Additional bags of clay are available for purchase at TSA (Note: all clay used at TSA must be purchased from TSA)
Fundamental Ceramics 2

Practice and advance your techniques for handbuilding and throwing on the potter's wheel. This course is designed as a follow-up to an introductory level ceramics experience. Develop handbuilding techniques building on the basics of coiling, soft and hard slabs buildi...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
10-week courses

NOTES: For throwing students a basic knowledge of working on the wheel including 'centering' skills is required.
Fundamental Ceramics - Friday Nights

Suitable for absolute beginners to intermediate level makers. 

Learn how to create with clay or expand your skills. Through instruction and exploration of hand building methods such as pinch pots, coiling, slab building and wheel throwing techniques, you wi...


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
10-week courses

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

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

Explore the junction of culinary form and function in clay. 

Wheel throwing and handbuilding techniques will be explored to create mugs, dishes, bowls, serving plates, specialty pieces such as casseroles, steamers, double walled forms, large bowls and more....


LEVEL:
Introduction-Intermediate
LENGTH:
10-week courses
7- weeks courses

NOTES: $45 materials fee includes a bag of Cone 5/6 stoneware clay (20lbs), all firings, use of glazes and tools on site. Additional bags of clay are available for purchase at TSA (note: all clay used at TSA, must be purchased from TSA)
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