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!

Beginner Wheel

Learn the basics of working on the potter’s wheel. The skills of wedging and centering clay and glazing will be covered. Simple thrown forms will be crafted into beautiful vases, cups and bowls that you will decorate and glaze. Supplies are available for purchase on the first day of class.
Beginner Wheel - Winter 20202/20/2020 - 3/19/2020View Classes | Register Now

Designing Dishes

Design your very own dishes with beautiful colors. This class focuses on various ceramic surfaces with an emphasis on stencils, decals and drawing. Idea development and quick drawing exercises will help students create personal narratives through motifs, patterns and iconography. Explore the relationship between form and image on simple bisque forms. Participants will realize their artistic talents while using plates, bowls and cups like a canvas. Classes will be held every other week. Drop-ins welcome. Please call to register in advance. No clay experience needed.
Designing Dishes - Winter 20201/28/2020 - 3/24/2020View 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.
Give it a Spin - Winter 20202/9/2020View Classes | Register Now
Give it a Spin - Winter 20203/8/2020View Classes | Register Now

Handmade Dinnerware

Explore various ways to build amazing dinnerware. Students will use paper and foam templates, bisque molds, stamps, underglazes and slips to create personalized dinnerware. With the use of stoneware clay, you will discover surface decorations to make your pots unique. We will explore a new project each class. Classes will be held every other week. Drop-ins welcome. Please call to register in advance. All levels of clay experience welcome.
Handmade Dinnerware - Winter 20202/4/2020 - 3/31/2020View Classes | Register Now