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.

Winter Session - January 29 - March 7

Winter classes are six weeks long and 3 hours in length. 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. $375.


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

Students will make and decorate one-of-a-kind dishware pieces using hand-building and slab construction techniques. We’ll work with cylinder forms and slump and drape forming to make cups, bowls, vases, platters, and trays. We’ll have fun playing with many types of textures and surface decorations. All work will be glazed and fired.

Six weeks. $375.


Hollow Figure – Handbuilding Workshop

Learn this effective method for building the upper human form using a hollow, slab-built process. Clayton will instruct on rendering the torso, arms, hands, and head in this 2-weekend workshop. The first weekend will be spent sculpting the figure with the second addressing the surface treatment and glazing of your sculpture.

Feb. 3-4, Feb. 10-11. $375.

Feb. 3-4, 10-4pm; Feb. 10-11, 10-2pm, Instructor Clayton Keyes

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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.


Story Telling – Narrative House

Learn to tell a story using a hand built house. Terra cotta clay will be used in this class to create slab built forms. The form will act as a canvas for narrative sculpting and other elements. Underglaze, glaze, and stains will be used to enhance the work.

Six weeks. $375.

Additional Class Information...

Create Your Own: Plan a class or evening in the studio for a party up to 10. Can be a eight-week class ($375 per person), evening event ($75 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 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.