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. Or just stop by to chat with our Potter-in-Residence, Jonas Hurley!

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 Maggie Shapiro Haskett at education@communityartscenter.net or 859.236.4054 to request more information. If you or your child love art, we want you in these classes!!

Jun
17
Sat
Ceramic Lotus Candle Holder Workshop
Jun 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Ceramic Lotus Candle Holder Workshop

Ceramic Lotus Candle Holder Workshop
Saturday, June 17 | 10am to 11:30am
$30 per person

In this 90 minute beginner clay workshop, each student will create two lotus flower candle holders. Keep one for yourself and give one to a friend! 

Clay projects require time to dry and fire.Students will return for a “glazing night” the week of August 7th. All summer clay projects will be glazed during that week. 

Register here.

For students ages 12+. 
Jun
21
Wed
Ceramic Woven Basket Workshop
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ceramic Woven Basket Workshop

Ceramic Woven Basket Workshop
Wednesday, June 21 | 7:00pm to 8:30pm
$30 per person

Learn to create a beautiful ‘woven’ ceramic basket/platter in this beginner clay workshop. 

Clay projects require time to dry and fire. Students will return for a “glazing night” the week of August 7th. All summer clay projects will be glazed during that week. 

Register here.

For students ages 12+. 
Jun
22
Thu
Introduction to Wheel-Thrown Pottery
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Introduction to Wheel-Thrown Pottery

Introduction to Wheel-Thrown Pottery
Thursdays, June 22 to August 3
7pm to 9pm | $120

Special summer pricing for this introductory pottery class!  We’re spreading a six-week class over seven weeks because we know many students will be on vacation for a week sometime during the summer. Come to any six of the seven instructional weeks of class, then glaze your finished pieces during the week of August 7th. 

Register here

Class open to teens and adults ages 14+

Jun
24
Sat
Ceramic Wall Vase Workshop
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Ceramic Wall Vase Workshop

Ceramic Garden Wall Vases Workshop
Saturday, June 24 | 10am to 11:30am
$30 per person

In this beginner clay workshop, each student will create three hanging vases of various shapes. Student will learn basic techniques of imprinting and coiling to decorate their vases.

Clay projects require time to dry and fire.Students will return for a “glazing night” the week of August 7th. All summer clay projects will be glazed during that week. 

Register here.

For students ages 12+. 
Jun
28
Wed
Coiled Ceramic Vase Workshop
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Coiled Ceramic Vase Workshop

Coiled Ceramic Vase Workshop
Wednesday, June 28 | 7:00pm to 8:30pm
$30 per person

In this beginner clay workshop, students will learn the technique of coiling and use it to create a beautiful and unique vase

 

Clay projects require time to dry and fire. Students will return for a “glazing night” the week of August 7th. All summer clay projects will be glazed during that week. 

Register here.

For students ages 12+. 

Studio Membership

If you already have experience working with clay, you can apply for a studio membership that offers expanded access to the Ceramics Studio, storage space for your materials and work, and the opportunity to have us fire your pieces for you. Studio membership costs $25 per month with a six-month minimum. To be considered for studio membership, please complete our Ceramics Studio Application and deliver it to Maggie Shapiro Haskett, either by mail (401 W. Main Street) or email education@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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Artist-in-Residence

Jonas Hurley is the Community Arts Center’s “Potter in Residence,” with a studio located in the basement of the Arts Center. Jonas is an ER doctor, a farmer, a musician, and self-taught potter who has been making wood-fired pottery for the last 15 years.

At his farm, Jonas’ studio includes a sixty-five cubic foot wood-fired kiln he built and two out-buildings devoted to pottery. “I enjoy making functional pieces, such as tableware, jugs, platters, and crocks and typically use simple glazes or put them in the kiln raw to let the wood ash and salt that I introduce into the firing glaze the pieces,” Jonas says of his work.

Stop by the Arts Center to see Jonas and his treadle wheel in action. You can also sign up to take a wheel-thrown pottery class with him! His studio is also home to a large selection of pottery that is for sale.