Ceramics

All classes held in the Art School Ceramics Studio.

Tuition does not include clay. Students must purchase all clay from the Art School. Students enrolled in a ceramics class may use the studio during posted Open Studio hours.

  • Raku • 152A41

    Class / 14 sessions / $275 / Ceramics Lab / Tue 6–9pm / May 19–Aug 18 Work with hand-built and wheel-thrown stoneware as you learn about raku, kiln use, glazing, resist application, and other low-fire methods such as “popcorn” and horsehair firing. Tools and safety are al...

    Joel Park  
    May. 19-Aug. 18
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    Tue 6–9pm Past_exhib_jpark_01_web
  • Ceramic Expression • 152A40

    Class / 14 sessions / $275 / Ceramics Lab / Wed 6–9pm / May 27–Aug 26 Hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques will be demonstrated with an emphasis on exploring the versatility of the wheel. Instruction will be presented on selecting clay bodies, glaze application, kiln use,...

    Jon Vongvichai  
    May. 27-Aug. 26
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  • Creative Clay • 152A45

    Class / 14 sessions / $275 / Ceramics Lab / Thu 6–9pm / May 21–Aug 20 Learn beginning and intermediate clay-handling techniques. Slab, coiled, and wheel-thrown forms are explored. Individual projects are encouraged. Course includes discussions on high-fire glazes, glaze application, ...

    Cynthia Tesoro  
    May. 21-Aug. 20
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  • Ceramic Bead Making • 152W48

    Workshop / 3 sessions / $125 / Ceramics Lab / Sat–Sun 10am–4pm / May 16–17, and June 6 Learn techniques for ceramic bead making. Participants create a reusable ceramic bead-rack for firing glazed beads. All supplies included ARTWORK BY INSTRUCTOR / ALLISON IBARA-KAWABE

    Allison Ibara-Kawabe  
    May. 16-Jun. 6
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    Sat-Sun 10am-4pm Past_exhib_bead_allison_ibara-kawabe_01
  • Reinventing the Wheel • 152A44

    Workshop / 2 sessions / $100 / Ceramics Lab / Sat 1pm–5pm, Sun 10am–4pm / Aug 8–9 Potters become so enamored with the wheel and focused on its traditional use, that we can lose sight of all the possibilities. Conventional thinking about the potter’s wheel can be...

    Reid Ozaki  
    Aug. 8-Aug. 9
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    Sat 1-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm Past_exhib_reinventing_reid_ozaki_01
  • Advanced Wheel-Throwing • 152A43

    Class / 13 sessions / $260 / Ceramics Lab / Mon 6–9pm / Jun 1–Aug 24 This class explores altered and more complex forms made from the potter’s wheel with an emphasis on technique and design. Multiple thrown pieces will be assembled to create teapots and various sculpt...

    Daven Hee  
    Jun. 1-Aug. 24
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  • Hatchlings: Honu • 152W46

    Workshop / 3 sessions / $175 / Ceramics Lab / Sat-Sun 10am-4pm / May 30-31, June 13 Create your own honu hatchling using basic hand building techniques. Clay and tools will be provided as well as step-by-step instructions for this project. Open to all. ARTWORK BY INSTRUCTOR / ROCHELLE LUM

    Rochelle Lum  
    May. 30-Jun. 13
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    Sat-Sun 10am-4pm Past_exhib_hatchlings_rlum_01
  • Hand Building • 152A42

    Class / 7 sessions / $150 / Ceramics Lab / Sat 9am–noon / Jul 11–Aug 22 Explore hand building with paper-clay. Learn the basics of building and combining hollow forms to create creatures or warriors, the use of cone 6 under-glazes, and low fire accents. Mixed-media additions, su...

    Joey Chiarello  
    Jul. 11-Aug. 22
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  • Fat Dogs • 152W47

    Workshop / 3 sessions / $175 / Ceramics Lab / Sat 1–5pm, Sun 10am–4pm / Aug 1–2, and 16 We will make small roly-poly hollow ceramic dogs using standard handbuilding techniques. These are a riff on Pre-Columbian terra cotta dogs but with some updating and more detail a...

    Esther Shimazu  
    Aug. 1-Aug. 16
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    Sat 1-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm Past_exhib_fatdogs_eshimazu_01