Create your next masterpiece! Whether you’re taking your place behind the potter’s wheel for the first time or looking for an advanced class to bring your own unique idea to life, Columbia Association’s Columbia Art Center has a class for you. Beginners can learn methods for centering clay, throwing bowl and cylinder forms, raising a vessel, glazing and more. More advanced artists might wish to try their hand at some advanced brushwork or participate in the firing process.

Ceramics classes are fun regardless of your age or experience level, so bring your friends or come ready to meet some new ones.
Keep in mind that the drying and firing of finished work takes a minimum of two weeks. Of course, that might give you just enough time to return to the Wheel Room to create another amazing piece of art!

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Clay Essentials: Handbuilding and Wheel-throwing W

Sample handbuilding and wheel-throwing with step-by-step instruction on how to make bowls. At the first session, try the wheel, followed by handbuilding at the second session. During the last class, learn how to glaze your bowls. The workshop includes teacher demonstrations and kiln firing discussion. Each session will be taught by a different member of the Ceramics faculty.
Program Date
Clay Essentials: Handbuilding and Wheel-throwing W - Winter/Spring 2023 3/11/2023 - 4/1/2023 View Classes | Register Now

Independent Studio Access

This program is designed as independent studio time for advanced ceramic students to pursue personal projects during specified open studio time without instruction. Students must be experienced with the studio equipment, clay, glaze use, and cleanup processes. The total amount a student can produce per session is 2,000 cubic inches. Another 2,000 cubic inches can be produced by paying a fee of 7 cents per cubic inch. No production pottery.

Prerequisite: Must have taken at least one Columbia Art Center intermediate level ceramics class

Open studio hours for independent studio access:

Program Date
Independent Studio Access - Winter/Spring 2023 3/20/2023 - 5/13/2023 View Classes | More Info

Youth/Tween Clay Play

Program Date
Coral Reef with Clay - Winter/Spring 2023 5/12/2023 View Classes | Register Now
Coral Reef with Clay - Winter/Spring 2023 5/13/2023 View Classes | Register Now
Flowers and Ladybugs with Clay - Winter/Spring 2023 4/22/2023 View Classes | Register Now
Sushi Dishes and Soy Bowls - Winter/Spring 2023 4/14/2023 View Classes | Register Now
Sushi Dishes and Soy Bowls - Winter/Spring 2023 4/15/2023 View Classes | Register Now