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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Ceramics Workshop

For ages 15 and up! Designed for Beginners!
Program Date
Advanced Ceramics Workshop: Nerikomi and Agateware - Summer 2022 6/23/2022 - 6/24/2022 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
Program Date
Independent Studio Access - Summer 2022 6/27/2022 - 8/8/2022 View Classes | More Info

Intermediate Wheel

This intermediate-level class pushes you beyond your current proficiency level and comfort zone. Practice and hone your skills and gain a greater confidence to move on to more challenging projects. Refine your techniques and explore your own voice in clay.
Program Date
Intermediate Wheel - Summer 2022 5/21/2022 - 7/16/2022 View Classes | Register Now

Introduction to Wheel Throwing

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 and clay are available for purchase on the first day of class.
Program Date
Introduction to Wheel Throwing - Summer 2022 5/18/2022 - 7/6/2022 View Classes | Register Now