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. You can also check out our workshops page for additional learning opportunities.

Summer Session: June 7 - July 30

Summer classes are one to eight weeks long and cost $250-$350.  Each class 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 / 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.  This class is meant to be taken more than once to establish and refresh basic wheel throwing skills.

Tuesdays 1-3, Instructor Kris Ostler

Tuesdays 6-8, Instructor Kris Ostler

Thursdays 1-3, Instructor Kris Ostler

tile making
Beginner / Intermediate

Tile Making

Learn to create unique ceramic tiles using creative methods of surface treatment such as texture, carved, glazed, and additive features. Beginning with wet clay and ending with unique individual tiles and groupings installed on the wall.  Traditional and contemporary methods of making tiles will be explored.  All work will be glazed and fired.

Wednesdays 6-8, Instructor Whitney Forsyth

delightful dishware
Beginner / Intermediate

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 vases, platters, and trays. We’ll have fun playing with many types of texture and surface decoration. All work will be glazed and fired.

Fridays 10-12, Instructor Mary Whitney

Red Heat Favicon
Beginner / Intermediate

Jewelry Making

In this class, you will learn to create unique one-of-a-kind ceramic jewelry. Students will learn to design, make, glaze and assemble ceramic jewelry. 

4 Week Class, June 29 - July 20

Wednesdays 10-12, Instructor Amy Sanders

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 student's control, a 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.