Ceramic classes for every skill level...

Ongoing classes at Red Heat Ceramic Art Studio.

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced student in ceramics, we have something for you. We offer a variety of classes that will help you begin or continue your journey with clay.

Summer Session June 11- July 25 (No classes the week of July 4th)

Summer classes are four to eight weeks long. Each class accommodates 6-8 students.  Students have access to the studio during class time and designated open studio hours each week. Students may purchase their own tools or use the community tools available in the studio.  Studio clay, glaze and firing are all included in the studio fee.  $250-$375.

Beginner and Seasoned Beginner

Beginning Wheel Throwing

Come experience the joy of basic wheel throwing. We will begin by exploring basic cylinder and bowl forms. All functional forms will be thrown, trimmed, glazed, and fired. We recommend students take this class 2 or 3 times. Repeating this class will help you establish and refresh basic wheel-throwing skills.

Six Weeks. $375.

Beginner & Intermediate

Hand building: Delightful Dishware – Life’s a Picnic

Dress up your backyard parties and picnics with handmade dishware. Students will make lemonade pitchers, relish dishes, and fruit salad bowls to add a festive flair to your celebration. We will use hand-building and slab-construction techniques. All work will be glazed and fired.

Six weeks. $375.

Intermediate Wheel Throwing

Intermediate Wheel Throwing

Take your throwing skills to the next level!  This intermediate wheel throwing class is designed for students with previous experience throwing who want to improve basic skills and learn to throw new, more advanced forms.

Six Weeks. $375.

Beginning and Intermediate

Natural Objects: Summer Seeds

Explore the beauty of the natural world as we examine the intricacy and beauty of seeds. The shapes, textures, and colors of small seeds will be the inspiration for larger free-standing and wall-mounted sculptural forms. Glaze, underglaze and stains will be used to enhance the work.

Six weeks. $375.


Pet Portraits

Join Clayton Keyes for a six-week class to immortalize your favorite pet. Utilizing simple armatures, students will sculpt a solid rendering of an animal portrait as a tabletop or wall sculpture. Each piece will be fired and glazed or painted.

Six weeks. $375.

All Levels Welcome

Private Class Experiences

Plan a private class for one or an evening event in the studio for up to 8.  Classes are 2 hours long, clay, glaze and firing are all included.  Available days and times are Friday-Sunday 10-12, 1-3, 6-8.

For 1-2 people, $125/person
For 3-8 people, $100/person

Please give us 2 weeks notice so that instructors can be scheduled. Staff will reach out to you with available dates shortly. Thank you!

2 hours. $125.

Additional Class Information...

Take it to the Next Level: Sign up for a Private Instruction and professional mentoring for all levels of experience, hand building, wheel throwing, glaze and surface applications, and more.  ($125, 2-hour session)

Work-Study Opportunities:  We offer opportunities for students to trade labor for studio opportunities.  Receive credit to use toward resident/studio artist options or class/workshop tuition.  Help needed: Studio Maintenance/Cleaning, Reprocessing Clay, Class Room Assistant, Open Studio Monitor and Exhibition/Special Event set up and clean up.

Refunds:  Refunds are available for medical/personal emergencies only.  If you are unable to attend class for reasons other than medical/personal emergencies, you may find another person to replace you in class and that person can reimburse you directly.