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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!!
Ceramic Fairy Houses
Mondays, 4pm to 5:30pm
March 26 and April 9 | $35
Ages 7+ (Adults welcome!)
This class is sold out! There are still spots in the upcoming Ceramic Birdhouse class April 16/23.
This two-day workshop will teach students the basics of hand-building with clay. We will be making a fairy or toad houses using slab building sculpture techniques. The first session will focus on building the basic structure and we’ll glaze in Week 2. Please note that the class weeks are not back-to-back. These projects require drying time!
Introduction to Wheel-Thrown Pottery
Mondays, April 9 to May 21
6:30pm to 8:30pm | $160
Instructor: Stacey Chinn
Teens and Adults (Ages 14+)
Get centered and try your hand at the potter’s wheel! From forming to firing to your table, this beginning wheel throwing class will teach you how to take mud from the earth and turn it into a functional, artistic ware. Get your hands dirty, clear your mind and experience the range of basic and beneficial throwing techniques this class has to offer. Registration fee includes all materials and firing.
Intermediate Wheel-Thrown Pottery
Thursdays, April 12 to May 24
7pm to 9pm | $160
Instructor: Jonas Hurley
Teens and Adults (14+)
If you’re already comfortable with the potter’s wheel, it’s time to take it to the next level. This class will focus on larger forms, composite shapes, and adding handles. Registration fee includes all materials and firing. This ia seven-week class.
Mondays, April 16 and 30
4:00pm to 5:30pm | $35
Ages 7+ (adults welcome!)
Create a special, handmade home for the feathered friends in your yard! This two-week workshop will introduce the basic techniques of slab-building with clay as students create an individualized birdhouse. In week two, you will glaze your creation. Please note that the class weeks are not sequential – these projects require drying time!
This is a two-week class. Registration fee includes all materials and firing.
Paint-Your-Own Piggy Bank
Thursday, April 26 | 4pm to 5pm
$20 per student
Ages 5+ (adult artists welcome)
It’s never too soon to set good habits! Saving your pennies is more fun when they’re being kept safe and sound by a whimsical, painted piggy. In this workshop, each artist will get to paint their very own piggy bank. Banks will be fired and ready for pickup within 7 days.
We are organizing this event to coincide with the Boyle County Public Library’s Money Smart Week (April 21 -28)!
Painted Bud Vases
Thursday, May 3 | 4pm to 5pm
$15 per student
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 the following benefits:
- Expanded access to the Ceramics Studio. The Ceramics Studio is accessible to members daily from 5am to 10:30pm, excluding posted class times.
- Complimentary use of recycled clay (other clay available for purchase).
- Two 4 x 1.5 ft storage shelves for storing materials, tools, and works in progress.
- Use of Community Arts Center tools, clay, and glazes.
- Free firing of as many pieces as can be combined with others’.
- Use of the Bluetooth stereo, provided your music is acceptable to all present in the studio.
- Opportunity to sell pieces in our Ceramics Gallery, space permitting. (See Executive Director for details.)
- Invitation to members-only events and educational opportunities.
- 25% discount on all multi-week ceramics classes.
Please contact Niki Kinkade at email@example.com for more information or download the membership application form.
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.