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
    S210370
    Member Price
    $320
    Room
    116
    Ages
    16+
    Non-Member Price
    $345

    This 8-week class is designed for all levels of potters who would like to explore a broad variety of hand building techniques. Beginner hand builders will learn proper technique and Intermediate/Advanced students will take their skills to new levels. To enhance the beauty of the hand built piece, different texturing techniques will be introduced. Decorative slips, textures and glazing applications will also be explored. A materials fee of $30 is payable to Maryland Hall Pottery at the first class. For more information, please contact the instructor at lswitkes@mac.com.

    *Class schedules are subject to change in accordance with the guidelines issued by the CDC and the Anne Arundel Health Department regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

    *In registering yourself or your child for this class, you agree to follow the Maryland Hall COVID-19 Guidelines while attending classes at Maryland Hall during the Summer 2021 semester.

  • Instructor
    Laura Switkes
    Class ID
    S210371
    Member Price
    $320
    Room
    116
    Ages
    16+
    Non-Member Price
    $345

    This 8-week class is designed for all levels of potters who would like to explore a broad variety of hand building techniques. Beginner hand builders will learn proper technique and Intermediate/Advanced students will take their skills to new levels. To enhance the beauty of the hand built piece, different texturing techniques will be introduced. Decorative slips, textures and glazing applications will also be explored. A materials fee of $30 is payable to Maryland Hall Pottery Department at the first class. For more information, please contact the instructor at lswitkes@mac.com

    *Class schedules are subject to change in accordance with the guidelines issued by the CDC and the Anne Arundel Health Department regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

    *In registering yourself or your child for this class, you agree to follow the Maryland Hall COVID-19 Guidelines while attending classes at Maryland Hall during the Summer 2021 semester.

  • Instructor
    Renata Mastroti Kunkel
    Class ID
    S210382
    Member Price
    $280
    Room
    112
    Ages
    16+
    Non-Member Price
    $305

    This class is suited for those with a little experience. Students should be able to throw a simple cylinder and a bowl. In this class we will work towards refining our throwing skills to make lighter, better centered pots. We will also pay attention to details like rims, feet, surface decoration, 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 7/6. For more information, please contact the instructor at renata_mastroti@yahoo.com.

    *Class schedules are subject to change in accordance with the guidelines issued by the CDC and the Anne Arundel Health Department regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

    *In registering yourself or your child for this class, you agree to follow the Maryland Hall COVID-19 Guidelines while attending classes at Maryland Hall during the Summer 2021 semester.

  • Instructor
    Laura Switkes
    Class ID
    S210372
    Member Price
    $320
    Room
    116
    Ages
    16+
    Non-Member Price
    $345

    This 8-week class is designed for all levels of potters who would like to explore a broad variety of hand building techniques. Beginner hand builders will learn proper technique and Intermediate/Advanced students will take their skills to new levels. To enhance the beauty of the hand built piece, different texturing techniques will be introduced. Decorative slips, textures and glazing applications will also be explored. A materials fee of $30 is payable to Maryland Hall Pottery Department at the first class. For more information, please contact the instructor at lswitkes@mac.com

    *Class schedules are subject to change in accordance with the guidelines issued by the CDC and the Anne Arundel Health Department regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

    *In registering yourself or your child for this class, you agree to follow the Maryland Hall COVID-19 Guidelines while attending classes at Maryland Hall during the Summer 2021 semester.

  • Instructor
    Renata Mastroti Kunkel
    Class ID
    S210383
    Member Price
    $280
    Room
    112
    Ages
    16+
    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 7/7. For more information, please contact the instructor at renata_mastroti@yahoo.com.

    *Class schedules are subject to change in accordance with the guidelines issued by the CDC and the Anne Arundel Health Department regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

    *In registering yourself or your child for this class, you agree to follow the Maryland Hall COVID-19 Guidelines while attending classes at Maryland Hall during the Summer 2021 semester.

Work by Renata Mastroti Kunkel