Create 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!

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Advanced Wheel Class

For students with intermediate and advanced wheel experience. Refine your skills and techniques with advanced projects including lidded vessels, vases with handles, various bowl and mug shapes. Nancy will work with you to hone and expand your techniques and provide weekly wheel demonstrations.
Program Date
Advanced Wheel Class - Winter/Spring 2023 1/10/2023 - 2/28/2023 View Classes | Register Now

Independent Studio Access

This program is designed as independent studio time for advanced ceramic students to pursue personal projects during specified open studio time without instruction. Students must be experienced with the studio equipment, clay, glaze use, and cleanup processes. The total amount a student can produce per session is 2,000 cubic inches. Another 2,000 cubic inches can be produced by paying a fee of 7 cents per cubic inch. No production pottery.

Prerequisite: Must have taken at least one Columbia Art Center intermediate level ceramics class

Open studio hours for independent studio access:

Program Date
Independent Studio Access - Winter/Spring 2023 1/9/2023 - 3/4/2023 View Classes | More Info