Ceramics Classes at Maryland Hall

Our ceramics and pottery program is one of our most thriving education programs. Our expansive studio provides the perfect environment, tools and materials needed to work in clay. Our Teaching Artists take care to offer a robust schedule of classes each semester that include one-time workshops to "just try it" and classes that guide you through all aspects of ceramic art: handbuilding, wheel, glazing and more. There are also open studio opportunities for registered students. Taking a ceramics class with us welcomes you into a supportive community of ceramicists, each on their own clay journey. Classes are offered for children, teens and adults.

This Season's Ceramics Classes

  • Instructor
    Laura Switkes
    Class ID
    F210324
    Member Price
    $360
    Room
    116
    Ages
    16+
    Non-Member Price
    $385

    Before potters had the wheel, they were creating beautiful pots and clay forms using clay, their hands their fingers, and basic hand tools . This 9 week class is designed for the Intermediate to advanced student, who would like to explore a broad variety of hand building techniques. To enhance the beauty of the hand built piece, different texturing techniques will be introduced. Decorative slips and glazing applications will also be explored. A materials fee of $30 is payable to Maryland Hall Pottery Department the first class. For more information, please contact the instructor at lswitkes@mac.com.

  • Instructor
    Renata Mastroti Kunkel
    Class ID
    F210335
    Member Price
    $110
    Room
    112
    Ages
    16+
    Non-Member Price
    $135

    Always thought that it looked like fun to throw on the potter’s wheel? Here’s your chance to just try it, a two-time session giving the wheel a spin. You get a quick introduction to wheel throwing …then you try it. We supply materials and tools, basic instruction and hands-on assistance. At the end you choose two to three pieces to be fired . On the following session we will talk about different glazing and decoration techniques and you will have a chance to glaze your pieces. Your finished pots can be picked up a couple weeks later. This is a great class for the curious or those who just want to check pottery off the bucket list! No experience required. Wear clothes that you don’t mind getting messy and bring an old towel. Materials fee of $5 is due in class. For more information, please contact the intstructor at renata@rmastrotipottery.com.

  • Instructor
    Laura Switkes
    Class ID
    F210326
    Member Price
    $50
    Room
    116
    Ages
    16+
    Non-Member Price
    $75

    Curious about learning what hand building is all about? Join me in this two day mug making workshop! I will take you from start to finish as you shape and mold and glaze your mug that will be dishwasher and microwave safe. A materials fee of $10 is payable to the Maryland Hall Pottery on the first class. For more information, please contact the instructor at lswitkes@mac.com.

  • Instructor
    Laura Switkes
    Class ID
    F210327
    Member Price
    $50
    Room
    116
    Ages
    16+
    Non-Member Price
    $75

    Curious about learning what hand building is all about? Join me in this two day mug making workshop! I will take you from start to finish as you shape and mold and glaze your mug that will be dishwasher and microwave safe. A materials fee of $10 is payable to the Maryland Hall Pottery on the first class. For more information, please contact the instructor at lswitkes@mac.com.

  • Instructor
    Renata Mastroti Kunkel
    Class ID
    F210336
    Member Price
    $110
    Room
    112
    Ages
    16+
    Non-Member Price
    $135

    Always thought that it looked like fun to throw on the potter’s wheel? Here’s your chance to just try it, a two-time session giving the wheel a spin. You get a quick introduction to wheel throwing …then you try it. We supply materials and tools, basic instruction and hands-on assistance. At the end you choose two to three pieces to be fired . On the following session we will talk about different glazing and decoration techniques and you will have a chance to glaze your pieces. Your finished pots can be picked up a couple weeks later. This is a great class for the curious or those who just want to check pottery off the bucket list! No experience required. Wear clothes that you don’t mind getting messy and bring an old towel. Materials fee of $5 is due in class. For more information, please contact the intstructor at renata@rmastrotipottery.com.

Work by Renata Mastroti Kunkel