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.

Winter Session: January 18th - March 12th

All Classes are 8 weeks long and cost $275. (Please note the price change for this session is due to the increased class length from 7 to 8 weeks.)  Classes meet once a week, lasting for 2 hours. 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 included.

Beginner / 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

Thursdays 6-8, Instructor Whitney Forsyth

Saturdays 10-12, Instructor Nicki Wood

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Intermediate / Advanced

Intermediate Wheel Throwing

Take your throwing skills to the next level! This wheel throwing class is designed for experienced clay artists who want to increase their skill level by learning new and more advanced forms.

Wednesdays 6-8, Instructor Cathryn Thomas

Culinary Clay
Beginner / Intermediate

Hand building: Culinary Clay

Create mouthwatering ceramic forms that resemble your favorite foods! Instructor Nicki Wood has been making cakes from clay throughout her entire career. She will share her techniques including slab and pinch construction, as well as extruding and mold methods. 

Thursdays 6-8, Instructor Nicki Wood

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Beginner / Intermediate

Hand building: Natural Elements

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. Each student will create a potpourri of small natural objects that can be enjoyed as a group or individually. Natural forms will be glazed and fired. 

Thursdays 10-12, Instructor Cathryn Thomas

Intermediate / Advanced

Sculpting: Animal Instinct

Learn to sculpt animal forms in clay. In this class students will sculpt small to medium (12"-18”) animals from a mixture of solid clay and additive sculpting techniques. Clay and metal armatures will also be used. Come prepared with lots of reference photos, so we can make your animal as life-like as possible.

Fridays 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.