Ceramic classes for every skill level...

Ongoing classes at Red Heat Ceramic Art Studio.

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.

Fall Session: September 1st - October 16th

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.

Beginner and Seasoned Beginner

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.

Wednesdays 1-3, Instructor Whitney Forsyth

Wednesdays 6-8, Instructor Cathryn Thomas

Thursdays 6-8, Instructor Cathryn Thomas

Saturdays 10-12, Instructor Nicki Wood

natural objects
Beginning and Intermediate

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.

Tuesdays 6-8, Instructor Whitney Forsyth

delightful dishware
Beginning and Intermediate

Hand building: Delightful Dishware

Create dishware using the technique of clay slab construction.  From an altered vase to a casserole dish, students will learn how to make and decorate these one of a kind functional pieces.  All work will be glazed and fired. 

Wednesdays 10-12, Instructor Cathryn Thomas

Thursdays 6-8, Instructor Nicki Wood

Beginning and Intermediate

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. 

Friday 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 ($50 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.