Ceramics Program

Ceramics at the Arts CenterButton
The basement of the Arts Center is home to a large ceramics studio. We host regular classes for children and adults – including hand-built pottery, wheel-thrown pottery, and ceramic sculpture – and also offer a studio membership program.  Ceramic pieces by Arts Center instructors are for sale in our Ceramics Gallery

If you’re looking for information about the POP Studio (paint your own pottery), click here!

Upcoming Ceramics Classes

Need-based scholarships are available for many adult and kids classes. Contact Niki Kinkade at director@communityartscenter.net or 859.236.4054 to request more information or click here for the scholarship request form. If you or your child love art, we want you in these classes!!

Aug
6
Tue
Clay Wall Pockets
Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Clay Wall Pockets

Clay Wall Pockets
Tuesdays, August 6 and 20 | 5pm to 6:30pm
$35 per person | Open to ages 8+
Instructor: Dionna Baker

Create a beautiful addition to your backyard garden with these ceramic wall ‘pockets.’ This is a great class for families to take together – you can create a group of pockets! This is a two-week workshop. You will build your pocket in Week 1 an glaze in Week 2. Note that the class sessions are not consecutive – this project requires drying time!

Register here

Aug
20
Tue
Introduction to Wheel-Thrown Pottery (Daytime)
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Introduction to Wheel-Thrown Pottery (Daytime)

Introduction to Wheel-Thrown Pottery (Daytime)
Tuesdays, August 20 to October 1
10am to 12pm | $160 per person
Open to ages 14+
Instructor: Paul Muth

If you have ever dreamed of learning to use a potter’s wheel, this is your chance! This flexible class is appropriate for potters of all experience levels. Whether you’re a total beginner looking to explore the creative potential of clay or an experience potter interested in refining your technique, this workshop-style class provides lots of opportunity for individual instruction.

Registration fee includes 25 pounds of clay, access to glazes, and firing. Additional bags of clay (25 pounds) are available for purchase for $20. This is seven-week class. 

Register here

Introduction to Wheel-Thrown Pottery (Evening)
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Introduction to Wheel-Thrown Pottery (Evening)

Introduction to Wheel-Thrown Pottery (Evening)
Tuesdays, August 20 to October 1
7pm to 9pm | $160 per person
Open to ages 14+
Instructor: Paul Muth

If you have ever dreamed of learning to use a potter’s wheel, this is your chance! This flexible class is appropriate for potters of all experience levels. Whether you’re a total beginner looking to explore the creative potential of clay or an experience potter interested in refining your technique, this workshop-style class provides lots of opportunity for individual instruction.

Registration fee includes 25 pounds of clay, access to glazes, and firing. Additional bags of clay (25 pounds) are available for purchase for $20. This is seven-week class. 

Register here


Studio Membership

The Community Arts Center welcomes up to 15 experienced potters as members of our communal Ceramics Studio.  Interested potters must complete a full-length class at the Community Arts Center in either hand-building or wheel-throwing with one of our instructors or submit examples of work and a description of relevant experience before applying for membership.  The monthly membership fee of $50 provides access to the Arts Center’s Ceramics Studio, use of communal tools and glazes, and firing of pieces. To find out more and request an application, contact Dionna Baker at programs@communityartscenter.net. 

Ceramics Gallery

The Ceramics Gallery is located in the basement of the Arts Center, adjacent to the ceramics studio. Instructors and upper-level students have the opportunity to display and sell their work. The gallery features fun and funky pottery as well as beautiful ceramic sculptures.

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