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
    Renata Mastroti Kunkel
    Class ID
    W210200
    Member Price
    $180
    Room
    Online
    Ages
    16+
    Non-Member Price
    $205

    In this six-week hands on class students will improve their handbuilding skills. We will explore the use of patterns to construct our shapes. Students will explore surface decoration and mark making. We will learn how to make different feet and handles. By the end of the session students will complete three to four projects. There will be a scheduled time to drop off pieces to be fired and scheduled glazing time at the end of session. Basic clay tool kit required. Material fee $50 includes firing fee, 25 lbs clay, two 2oz bottles of underglaze and a wood mold for trays. Materials will be picked up at MD Hall prior to class and fee can be paid by cash or check payable to MD Hall at pick up. No class on 3/2/2020. For more information, please contact the instructor at renata_mastroti@yahoo.com. This class is taking place remotely. If you have registered, you will receive an email with details of how to access the class. Materials: working area: board (unfinished wood ½" thick, around 3’ x 2 ‘ or drywall board 3’ x 2’(ducktaped edges), sponge, fettling knife, cut wire, scoring tool, ribs (mudtool ribs, yellow or red, x-acto knife, vinegar, paintbrushes, newsprint, pencil, 2 sticks ¼” thick , 16” long rolling pin, stylus point tool, spray bottle, plastic (from dry cleaner), scissors, ponny roller, sureform tool (optional), banding wheel (optional), any texture mats or stamps you might have on hand.

  • Instructor
    Renata Mastroti Kunkel
    Class ID
    W210202
    Member Price
    $120
    Room
    Online
    Ages
    16+
    Non-Member Price
    $145

    This class is taking place remotely. If you have registered, you will receive an email with details of how to access the class.This four week class covers topics like exercises on finding inspiration, creating an inspiration board, elements of design, color, composition and form. We will practice these concepts through exercises on paper exploring 2D ceramic forms( plates, bowls, vases, etc.). From there we will move on to 3D exercises, practicing on paper plates or cups and commercial dinnerware. This class is a great way to get inspired and more comfortable using design on the surface of pots. Materials list : Notebook ;Paper;Pencil;Colored pencils or pens;Watercolors (basic set);Scissors;scott tape; Black sharpie fine point;Plastic (dry cleaner or sleeve plastic for binders) Plain glazed piece (in light color, not black or brown) or white ceramic bowl or cup from Dollar store with smooth surface; Paper plates( with no plastic coating); Cardboard container from carryout ( if available).

  • Instructor
    Renata Mastroti Kunkel
    Class ID
    W210203
    Member Price
    $40
    Room
    Online
    Ages
    16+
    Non-Member Price
    $65

    In this fun workshop you will learn how to create your own unique journal using an old hardcover book. We will learn how to prepare the pages using gesso or acrylics. Then we will practice a few different techniques using some of our discarded pages as scratch paper. We will experiment with decoupage, paper "stitching" and coloring.Materials:Used or discarded hardcover book (look for sturdy binding, no broken back, thick pages, mid sized , around 8" x 6 ", fun illustrations is a plus);  wax paper; xacto knife; black and white gesso; clear modge podge, magazines,  flat brush  1" wide; paper towel; plastic gift card or hotel key card.  Optional:  any other supplies you might have( like acrylics, crayons, colored pens, charcoal, scrapbooking paper. etc.) For more information, please contact the intstructor at renata_mastroti@yahoo.com.

Work by Renata Mastroti Kunkel