Beginning Ceramics

Transform a lump of clay into a piece of art! Using basic wheel-throwing and hand-building methods, learn to create cups, bowls, boxes, and more. Individualized instruction and demonstrations of the technical underpinnings will give you a strong foundation in the ceramic arts. This course is intended for beginner students new to ceramics. Students may repeat for up to four quarters; students with four or more quarters of any level of ceramics will not be permitted to join. See Textbook and Supply List for supply list. Students who take this class are invited to participate in our Summer CE Student Art Show. Visit our Art Show page for more information.

  • Fee: $299
  • Item #: 16552
  • Note: Due to the studio continuing reduced operations, open studio time will not be available in winter quarter.

    This class is full with 20 students on the waitlist. Unfortunately, class size is limited due to ongoing Covid protocols. Registration for spring quarter will open on February 14 at 7am. 

  • Winter 2022

  • This class is already in session. Please contact our office at or 206-934-3705 to inquire about late registration.
  • The best part about this class was the comfortable and safe learning environment. The other students were an amazing bunch with a lot to share from their own experiences with clay or by asking questions to further their understanding. Gary did a great job facilitating those conversations and giving time for students to ask and answer each other's questions.

    - Ashley