Craft Center member modeling clay unicorn.
Ceramics

Dig your hands into clay, work some throwing magic at the wheel, construct forms with hand building methods or dive into more detail-oriented sculpture. The Ceramics studio provides all the tools you need to create functional and sculptural art. Whether you’re a complete beginner or you have years of experience, workshop instructors can help develop and guide your personal techniques.

Tools Available
  • Stoneware and porcelain clay
  • Throwing wheels
  • Slab roller
  • Extruder
  • Hand building areas
  • 2 electric bisque kilns
  • High fire (cone 10) gas kiln
  • Colored slips
  • Food-safe glazes
  • Plus many tools to craft ceramic objects

Studio Hours & Information

Open Studio Hours*: ​​​ 

May 20 - May 26
Monday: 10:00am - 1:30pm; 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 1:30pm; 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 1:30pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

May 27 - June 2
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 1:30pm; 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: Closed

June 3 - June 9
Monday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 1:30pm; 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

June 10 - June 16
Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

The Craft Center will be closed from June 15 through July 7th. We will reopen for Summer Term on July 8th.

*Hours are subject to change and may vary from week to week.

Studio Announcements:

Studio Cleanup:
Studio cleanup begins on Wednesday, June 12th. Reminder: Clay and greenware on shelves, even if labeled, will NOT be saved for next term. It will be recycled. 


Glaze Power Hour Schedule:
Fridays (April 5-June 7), 1pm-2pm No Glaze Power Hour on April 19 or April 26.


Bisque Firing Schedule:
Final: Tuesday, June 4th (unload on Thursday, June 6th)

Glaze Firing Schedule:
Final: Friday, June 7th (unload on Monday, June 10th) 

 


Orientation Registration - Full for Spring Term.  

Registration for Spring Term is now full. Spots are limited for orientations and take place during Weeks 2, 3, and 4 of the term. 

Studio Orientation is required for all new studio users not registered for a workshop to become acquainted with studio policies and space usage. Users must have prior experience to take this orientation. Prior experience is defined as workshop or class experience within the past 2 years and a full understanding of the studio processes from beginning to end.

Ceramics Studio Orientations (Prior Experience Required)

Learn more
Student Price: $0.00
Non-student Price: $0.00


Workshops

Person throwing a pot on the wheel.

Intro to Wheel Throwing Monday

Student Price: $150.00
Non-student Price: $175.00

Instructor: Vivi Hurley

This workshop meets on the following date(s)
  • Monday, April 8, 2024 - 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Monday, April 15, 2024 - 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Monday, April 22, 2024 - 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Monday, April 29, 2024 - 2:00 pm–5:00 pm

Find your center at the potter's wheel! This workshop emphasizes the basics of throwing. You'll learn enough to be able to start practicing on your own.

No experience necessary. Workshop registration is for all dates listed. Please plan to attend all sessions. For information on registration and refund policies, please review the FAQ page.

Introductory materials included.

This workshop qualifies as a full studio orientation to use the studio during Open Studio time. 

Seats available: 0

This workshop has already started and registration is not available.
Ceramics

Continuing Ceramics April

Student Price: $150.00
Non-student Price: $175.00

Instructor: Zane Eddy

This workshop meets on the following date(s)
  • Monday, April 8, 2024 - 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Monday, April 15, 2024 - 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Monday, April 22, 2024 - 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Monday, April 29, 2024 - 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

Interested in stepping up to the next level in your ceramics work? Bring your ideas and questions to this demonstration-based workshop, where you will be able to move beyond the basics and start to explore a wider range of possibilities in clay.

Prior ceramics experience is required. Workshop registration is for all dates listed. Please plan to attend all sessions. For information on registration and refund policies, please review the FAQ page.

Introductory materials included.

This workshop qualifies as a full studio orientation to use the studio during Open Studio time.

Seats available: 1

This workshop has already started and registration is not available.
Person throwing vase on wheel

Beginning Ceramics Tuesday

Student Price: $220.00
Non-student Price: $255.00

Instructor: Daniela Mihaita

This workshop meets on the following date(s)
  • Tuesday, April 9, 2024 - 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Tuesday, April 30, 2024 - 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Tuesday, May 7, 2024 - 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Tuesday, May 14, 2024 - 2:00 pm–5:00 pm

Explore the cool, forgiving nature of clay, and let your hands guide your artistic expression. Wheel-throwing, handbuilding, and glazing techniques will be covered. Workshop emphasizes individual instruction. Beginning and continuing students welcome.

No experience necessary. Workshop registration is for all dates listed. Please plan to attend all sessions. For information on registration and refund policies, please review the FAQ page.

Introductory materials included.

This workshop qualifies as a full studio orientation to use the studio during Open Studio time. 

Seats available: 0

This workshop has already started and registration is not available.
Person throwing a pot on the wheel.

Intro to Wheel Throwing Tuesday

Student Price: $150.00
Non-student Price: $175.00

Instructor: Vivi Hurley

This workshop meets on the following date(s)
  • Tuesday, April 9, 2024 - 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2024 - 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Tuesday, April 30, 2024 - 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

Find your center at the potter's wheel! This workshop emphasizes the basics of throwing. You'll learn enough to be able to start practicing on your own.

No experience necessary. Workshop registration is for all dates listed. Please plan to attend all sessions. For information on registration and refund policies, please review the FAQ page.

Introductory materials included.

This workshop qualifies as a full studio orientation to use the studio during Open Studio time. 

Seats available: 0

This workshop has already started and registration is not available.
Ceramic creatures

Creature Feature

Student Price: $110.00
Non-student Price: $130.00

Instructor: Kat Franken

This workshop meets on the following date(s)
  • Thursday, April 11, 2024 - 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Thursday, April 18, 2024 - 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Thursday, April 25, 2024 - 2:00 pm–5:00 pm

Let your imagination go wild in this three session handbuildling and sculpture workshop. Each session will feature a different approach for making a creature or animal sculpture from clay. Projects will be beginner friendly, but also fun for those with some clay experience.

This workshop does not provide enough experience for a full studio orientation. Introductory materials included. No experience necessary. This workshop includes all listed dates and times. Please plan to attend all meetings. For information on registration and refund policies, please review the FAQ page.

Seats available: 7

This workshop has already started and registration is not available.
Frank Gosar painting pottery in his studio

Brush Making and Ceramic Painting (with visiting artist Frank Gosar)

Student Price: $40.00
Non-student Price: $75.00

Instructor: Frank Gosar

This workshop meets on the following date(s)
  • Friday, April 19, 2024 - 2:00 pm–5:00 pm

Frank Gosar has been selling his hand-painted stoneware pottery, decorated with hand-made brushes, for over 30 years. In this workshop, you'll learn his decorating techniques, make your own squirrel-tail paintbrush, and try it out, glazing a bisque piece of your own pottery or one of our "lonely" pots.

This workshop does not provide enough experience for a full studio orientation. Introductory materials included. Some prior experience required. This workshop includes all listed dates and times. Please plan to attend all meetings. For information on registration and refund policies, please review the FAQ page.

Seats available: 5

This workshop has already started and registration is not available.
Person throwing vase on wheel

Beginning Ceramics Wednesday

Student Price: $220.00
Non-student Price: $255.00

Instructor: Kat Franken

This workshop meets on the following date(s)
  • Wednesday, May 1, 2024 - 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, May 8, 2024 - 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, May 15, 2024 - 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, May 22, 2024 - 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024 - 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, June 5, 2024 - 2:00 pm–5:00 pm

Explore the cool, forgiving nature of clay, and let your hands guide your artistic expression. Wheel-throwing, handbuilding, and glazing techniques will be covered. Workshop emphasizes individual instruction. Beginning and continuing students welcome.

No experience necessary. Workshop registration is for all dates listed. Please plan to attend all sessions. For information on registration and refund policies, please review the FAQ page.

Introductory materials included.

This workshop qualifies as a full studio orientation to use the studio during Open Studio time. 

Seats available: 0

This workshop has already started and registration is not available.
Person throwing a pot on the wheel.

Intro to Wheel Throwing Thursday

Student Price: $150.00
Non-student Price: $175.00

Instructor: Audrey McCarthy

This workshop meets on the following date(s)
  • Thursday, May 2, 2024 - 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Thursday, May 9, 2024 - 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Thursday, May 16, 2024 - 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 2:00 pm–5:00 pm

Find your center at the potter's wheel! This workshop emphasizes the basics of throwing. You'll learn enough to be able to start practicing on your own.

No experience necessary. Workshop registration is for all dates listed. Please plan to attend all sessions. For information on registration and refund policies, please review the FAQ page.

Introductory materials included.

This workshop qualifies as a full studio orientation to use the studio during Open Studio time. 

Seats available: 0

This workshop has already started and registration is not available.
Ceramics

Continuing Ceramics May

Student Price: $150.00
Non-student Price: $175.00

Instructor: Zane Eddy

This workshop meets on the following date(s)
  • Thursday, May 2, 2024 - 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Thursday, May 9, 2024 - 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Thursday, May 16, 2024 - 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

Interested in stepping up to the next level in your ceramics work? Bring your ideas and questions to this demonstration-based workshop, where you will be able to move beyond the basics and start to explore a wider range of possibilities in clay.

Prior ceramics experience is required. Workshop registration is for all dates listed. Please plan to attend all sessions. For information on registration and refund policies, please review the FAQ page.

Introductory materials included.

This workshop qualifies as a full studio orientation to use the studio during Open Studio time.

Seats available: 7

This workshop has already started and registration is not available.
Handbuilding

Slab Construction

Student Price: $70.00
Non-student Price: $85.00

Instructor: Zane Eddy

This workshop meets on the following date(s)
  • Saturday, May 4, 2024 - 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 11, 2024 - 1:00 pm–4:00 pm

See ceramic work from a new perspective. In this introductory workshop, we'll talk about building simple to intermediate clay forms using rolled clay slabs, and explore the versatility of simple construction.

No experience necessary. Workshop registration is for all dates listed. Please plan to attend all sessions. For information on registration and refund policies, please review the FAQ page.

Introductory materials included.

This workshop does not provide enough experience to qualify for a full studio orientation.

Seats available: 0

This workshop has already started and registration is not available.
Clay plates with surface design

Clay as a Canvas - Surface Design and Glazing

Student Price: $70.00
Non-student Price: $85.00

Instructor: Kat Franken

This workshop meets on the following date(s)
  • Monday, May 6, 2024 - 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Monday, May 13, 2024 - 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Monday, May 20, 2024 - 2:00 pm–5:00 pm

Learn several techniques for decorating and embellishing your pottery in this two session workshop. Intended for those with some clay experience but open to those with no pottery experience. The first session will cover several different techniques for decorating greenware and the second session will go over various methods for glazing bisqueware. Demonstrations will be on clay tiles but participants can use their own forms as a canvas if they prefer. 

No experience necessary. This class has two meetings, May 6th and May 20th, to allow for a firing in between. There will be no class meeting on May 13th. Please plan to attend both sessions. For information on registration and refund policies, please review the FAQ page.

Introductory materials included.

This workshop does not provide enough experience to qualify for a full studio orientation. 

Seats available: 5

This workshop has already started and registration is not available.
Frank Gosar loading a kiln

Potter's Tool Kit (with visiting artist Frank Gosar)

Student Price: $10.00
Non-student Price: $25.00

Instructor: Frank Gosar

This workshop meets on the following date(s)
  • Friday, May 10, 2024 - 2:00 pm–5:00 pm

Guest artist Frank Gosar has been a production potter since 1993. In this free-wheeling workshop, he'll demonstrate tools, tricks and tips he's accumulated over 30 years as Off Center Ceramics. This is a demonstration and conversation based workshop, and we will not be making work during the session.

This workshop does not provide enough experience for a full studio orientation. No experience necessary. For information on registration and refund policies, please review the FAQ page.

Seats available: 7

This workshop has already started and registration is not available.