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 Name
    Renata Mastroti Kunkel
    Ages
    16+
    Room Number
    112
    Member Price
    $280
    Non-Member Price
    $305

    This class is suited for those with little or no experience. Students will learn/ review the basics of throwing on the wheel . We will start with simple forms like cylinders and bowls.We will also introduce students to surface decoration processes and glazing. Bring an old towel, a sketch book and lots of ideas. A materials fee of $30 is due to the Maryland Hall Pottery at the first class. For more information, please contact the instructor at renata@rmastrotipottery.com

  • Instructor Name
    Renata Mastroti Kunkel
    Ages
    16+
    Room Number
    112
    Member Price
    $280
    Non-Member Price
    $305

    Students will advance their knowledge of wheel throwing to create more complex forms. Teapots, platters, pitchers, and lidded forms are just a few of the pots to be created. We will also discuss aesthetic details regarding rims, feet, handles ,proportions, weight, etc. Bring an old small towel, a sketch book and lots of ideas. A materials fee of $30 is due to Maryland Hall Pottery at the first class.No class on 7/13. For more information, please contact the instructor at renata@rmastrotipottery.com

  • Instructor Name
    Renata Mastroti Kunkel
    Ages
    16+
    Room Number
    112
    Member Price
    $280
    Non-Member Price
    $305

    This class is suited for those with a little experience. Students should be able to throw a small cylinder and a small bowl. In this class we will work towards refining our throwing skills to make lighter, better centered pots. We will explore more complex forms including lidded pieces and pouring pots and, we will work on details like rims, feet, handles, etc. Bring an old towel, a sketch book and lots of ideas. A materials fee of $30 is due to the Maryland Hall Pottery at the first class. No class on 7/13. For more information, please contact the instructor at renata@rmastrotipottery.com

  • Instructor Name
    Renata Mastroti Kunkel
    Ages
    16+
    Room Number
    112
    Member Price
    $240
    Non-Member Price
    $265

    Students will advance their knowledge of wheel throwing to create more complex forms. Teapots, platters, pitchers, and lidded forms are just a few of the pots to be created. We will also discuss aesthetic details regarding rims, feet, handles ,proportions, weight, etc. Bring an old small towel, a sketch book and lots of ideas. A materials fee of $30 is due to Maryland Hall Pottery at the first class. For more information, please contact the instructor at renata@rmastrotipottery.com

  • Instructor Name
    Sarah Tippin
    Ages
    16+
    Room Number
    112
    Member Price
    $280
    Non-Member Price
    $305

    This course will explore the fundamentals of wheel throwing. We will slow down and take our time learning wheel basics. We will focus on establishing a physical memory of wedging, centering and creating a form in clay along with settling our minds for better creative work. Along with wheel throwing we will develop our own personal expression in clay through shape, content, textures and colors. This is about fun, so come, no matter your skill level. Students should wear clothes that can get dirty, trim their fingernails short, and tie back long hair. Materials and studio fee of $30 due in first class. No class on July 12.

Work by Renata Mastroti Kunkel