Ceramics

All Speeds Wheel
4 Week Class: Tuesdays, May 7th – May 28th, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Shawn Patrick
$175.00 City Resident / $190.00 Non-City Resident
Ages 17+
Capacity: 12 participants 

Learn how to use basic tools and techniques to shape clay into functional forms on the pottery wheel. Students will work on refining their skills as they work at their own pace and receive individual attention. 

Beginning Wheel 
4 Week Class: Tuesdays, May 7th – May 28th, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Clair Buckner
$175.00 City Resident / $190.00 Non-City Resident
Ages 17+
Capacity: 12 participants

This introductory class teaches the basics of throwing clay on the potter’s wheel. Trimming and decorative techniques will be taught to give each vessel its own flair. Students will work at their own pace and receive individual attention. 

Introduction to Handbuilding 
4 Week Class: Wednesdays, May 8th – May 29th, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Clair Buckner
$175.00 City Resident / $190.00 Non-City Resident
Ages 17+
Capacity: 10 participants

This introduction hand-building and sculpture class is open to all skill levels. This class will help develop basic skills in clay construction, glazing, and decorative techniques. Learn techniques such as extruding, coiling, and using slabs to make basic forms and will explore the use of tools, techniques, and alternative finishes, creating abstract and realistic pieces.

Teen wheel throwing

Handbuilding: Independent Study with Instructor
4 Week Class: Wednesdays, May 8th – 29th, 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Dave Peterson
$175.00 City Resident / $190.00 Non-City Resident
Ages 17+
Capacity: 12 participants 

This class allows students time to practice skills learned in current or previous clay classes with the guidance of our skilled instructor Dave to offer insight while you create. 

Advanced Projects in Handbuilding 
4 Week Class: Thursdays, May 9th – May 30th, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Clair Buckner
$175.00 City Resident / $190.00 Non-City Resident
Ages 17+
Capacity: 10 participants

Advanced hand building is for the experienced clay student who is ready to realize a personal goal in clay. Working independently, you will pursue your own ceramic project objectives. We will have small weekly class projects to build skills in intermediate techniques including pinching, coiling, and working with slabs. We will discuss technique, idea development, and good design and problem-solving. Come with ideas, personal challenges, and a sense of adventure. Experience required.

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Ceramic Sampler
4 Week Class: Fridays, May 10th – May 31st, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Clair Buckner
$175.00 City Resident / $190.00 Non-City Resident
Ages 16+
Capacity: 10 participants 

Can’t decide between wheel throwing or hand-building? Try the Ceramic Sampler where you get to try your hand at both! This class is perfect for beginners. Students will make a different project while learning a new technique each week. Wheel throwing, a range of hand-building techniques, and glazing are all covered during this fun, intensive class. 

After School Ceramics 
4 Week Class: Tuesdays, May 7th – May 28th, 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Instructor: Clair Buckner
$175.00 City Resident / $190.00 Non-City Resident
Beginner Level (ages 7-11)
Capacity: 10 participants 

This introductory clay class will teach young students the fundamentals of hand building and sculpture. Students will work with coils and slabs and a variety of glazes.

kids clay

After School Ceramics – Teen Wheel 
4 Week Class: Wednesdays, May 8th – May 29th, 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Instructor: Clair Buckner
$175.00 City Resident / $190.00 Non-City Resident
Beginner Level (ages 12-15)
Capacity: 10 participants 

Our teen classes provide a basic introduction to the potters' wheel. We offer instruction on wheel throwing steps, surface treatments, and glazing techniques.  We welcome students of all levels of ability and encourage free expression in both functional and non-functional ware.  

Ceramic Savannah Gargoyles 
4 Week Class: Mondays, May 6th – June 3rd (NO Memorial Day Class), 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Eric Clark 
$175.00 City Resident / $190.00 Non-City Resident
Ages 17+
Capacity: 10 participants

This hands-on introduction to ceramic sculpture class is open to all levels. We will be creating gargoyle sculptures inspired by the architecture of our beautiful city. Emphasis will be placed on a variety of hand-building techniques and exploration in finishing processes. Each week a new process/technique will be presented along with a variety of tips and tricks. All sculptures will be finished and ready to take home with you.

Teen Wheel 004

Ceramics Workshops – Dates TBD

Date Night Dirt 
Friday, May 10th 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Clair Buckner
$60.00 per couple
Capacity: 6 couples 

Bring a buddy and get muddy! Join us for a night of fun and creativity exploring clay in a supportive environment. This night is for couples and is open to all skill levels. We will work on the wheel and see what we get!  The fee includes all materials, glaze, and firing of one piece per person. Pieces will be available to pick up 2-3weeks after the class. 

One Day of Clay: Wheel sit and spin 
Saturday, May 25th Drop in one-hour classes
10:30am-11:30am
12:00pm-1:00pm    
Instructor: Clair Buckner
$20.00 per person

Join us for any of the above time slots to try your hand at the wheel! This is your chance to get your hands dirty without committing to a full schedule of classes!

Date Night Dirt
Friday, May 24th 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Clair Buckner
$60.00 per couple
Capacity: 6 couples

Bring a buddy and get muddy! Join us for a night of fun and creativity exploring clay in a supportive environment. This night is for couples and is open to all skill levels. We will work on the wheel and see what we get!  The fee includes all materials, glaze, and firing of one piece per person. Pieces will be available to pick up 2-3weeks after the class. 

Mother and child clay

Parent & Child: Garden Gnomes & Terrace Trolls 
Saturday, May 11th (2 Hours)
Instructor: Clair Buckner
$35.00 City Residents / $40.00 Non-City Residents (rate is per pair)
Capacity: 6 pairs (must attend with one adult per child)

Come join us for a parent and child workshop and make your own personal piece of art! Students will learn basic hand building and decorating techniques! We offer a new and exciting project in each class. All work will be fired and you will be notified when your piece is ready for pick up. (Usually 2 weeks)

Fairy Toad House (2)