Give Ceramics Class a Spin

man holding ceramicsCreate 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!

Clay Play

Learn the basic methods of slab handbuilding with clay to construct unique decorative projects such as jewelry and candleholders. Projects will then be stamped, carved and painted with colorful underglazes. This workshop provides a great way to spend an afternoon with your friends. Feel free to bring your own snacks and beverages. Please allow two weeks for the drying and firing of finished work.
ProgramDate
Clay Play - Fall 201910/12/2019View Classes | Register Now

Cut and Construct

Designed for all skill levels, but basic centering and throwing skills are recommended. Explore a variety of techniques for using both wheel-thrown and handbuilt parts for your creations. Using the wheel as a springboard for ideas and process, experiment with altering the round form and incorporating handbuilding and other methods of construction. Demonstrations include throwing component parts, cutting and reassembling forms off the original axis, stacking and nesting pieces, glazing and more.
ProgramDate
Cut and Construct - Fall 201910/2/2019 - 10/30/2019View Classes | Register Now

Give it a Spin

Have you always wanted to try your hand at the potter’s wheel? Then this wheel-throwing workshop is for you. Learn methods for centering clay and throwing bowl and cylinder forms. Enjoy learning how to decorate finished pieces using commercial underglazes. Please allow a minimum of two weeks for the drying and firing of finished work. This workshop provides a great way to spend an afternoon with your friends. Please allow two weeks for the drying and firing of finished work.
ProgramDate
Give it a Spin - Fall 201910/13/2019View Classes | Register Now

Introduction to Wheel

For 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.
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Introduction to Wheel - Fall 20199/23/2019 - 11/11/2019View Classes | Register Now

Understanding Glaze and Glazing Fundamentals

The glazed surface remains one of the major challenges for those working in clay. Aspects of glaze composition, fit, and function will be discussed. Demonstrations will focus on basic and multi-layered techniques. Students learn how to develop a palette of color with studio glazes as well as how to approach creating complimentary forms. Designed for beginners and those with intermediate-level experience.
ProgramDate
Understanding Glaze and Glazing Fundamentals - Fall 201910/19/2019View Classes | Register Now