Whether you are a beginner or 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 1-July 17)
All Classes are seven weeks long and cost $250. Classes meet once a week, lasting for 2 hours. Each class currently accommodates 6 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 included.
Beginning Wheel Throwing
Come experience the joy of basic of wheel throwing. We will begin by exploring basic cylinder and bowl forms. All functional forms will be thrown, trimmed, glazed and fired. This class is meant to be taken more than once to establish and refresh basic wheel throwing skills.
Thursday 1-3, Instructor Whitney Forsyth
Thursday 6-8, Instructor Cathryn Thomas
Hand building: Natural Objects
Come explore the natural world by examining organic forms and textures in clay. This class will offer a variety of hand building techniques using slab, pinch and coil. All work will be glazed and fired.
Wednesday 1-3, Instructor Whitney Forsyth
Advanced Wheel Throwing
Take your wheel throwing to the next level. Students will learn to be more efficient at the wheel and challenge themselves to try new and more challenging forms. Plates, large serving bowls and lidded forms will be explored. All work will be glazed and fired.
Wednesday 6-8, Instructor Cathryn Thomas
Hand building: Tile Making
Do you love tiles and have always wanted a chance to make them? This is the class for you! Students will learn how to create unique tiles by using a variety of techniques. Textured, carved and painted surfaces will be explored. All work will be glazed and fired.
Saturday 10-12, Instructor Whitney Forsyth
Hand Building: Human Figure
Learn to build the human figure in clay, using source material and soft slab process. This quick building method employs a series of specifically shaped slabs to create the volumes of the human body. Students can expect to cover the torso, head and hands in this class. All work will be glazed and fired.
Saturday 10-12, Instructor Clayton Keyes
Hand Building: Human Head
Learn to render the human bust from source material and building solid over a metal armature. Time will be spent addressing the proportions of the human head, neck and shoulders. All work will be glazed and fired.
Thursday 10-12, Instructor Clayton Keyes
Additional Class Information...
Create Your Own: Plan a class or evening in the studio for a party up to 10. Can be a seven week class ($250 per person), evening event ($35 per person) or one day workshop ($175 per person).
Take it to the Next Level: Private Instruction and professional mentoring for all levels of experience, hand building, wheel throwing, glaze and surface applications and more. ($135 per person, 2 hour session)
Work Study Opportunities: We offer opportunities for students to trade labor for studio opportunities. Receive credit at a rate of $10 per hour 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: Will be given for circumstances beyond the students control, letter from a doctor or other documentation may be required. Students may find another person to replace them in a course they are enrolled in with Red Heat staff approval.