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.

Newly offered for Fall 2020 are virtual classes to keep you creating at home while the studio is temporarily closed.

This Season's Ceramics Classes

  • Instructor
    Renata Mastroti Kunkel
    Class ID
    F201356
    Member Price
    $70
    Room
    Online
    Ages
    16+
    Non-Member Price
    $95

    In this two-day workshop students will learn how to carve on a linoleum block and how to use it to create texture in clay. On the first class students will carve their blocks and on the second class we will use it to texture a slab and handbuild a vase with it. After workshop there will be a scheduled time to drop off piece to be bisque fired and a scheduled glazing time. Basic clay tools required. Materials fee of $30 includes a half bag of clay, linoleum carving tools and linoleum mounting block. Materials will be picked up at Maryland Hall prior to the beginning of class. For more information, please contact the intstructor 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: Board (unfinished wood ½ “ around 3’ x 2 ‘ or drywall board 3’ x 2’(duck taped edges) Sponge Fettling knife Cut wire Scoring tool Ribs (mudtool ribs, yellow or red x-acto knife vinegar paintbrush small newsprint pencil straight edge 2 sticks ¼” thick , 18” long Rolling pin Stylus point tool Spray bottle Plastic (from dry cleaner) Black sharpie fine point

  • Instructor
    Renata Mastroti Kunkel
    Class ID
    F201357
    Member Price
    $120
    Room
    Online
    Ages
    16+
    Non-Member Price
    $145

    In this six- week hands on class students will improve their handbuilding skills . We will explore the use of patterns to construct our shapes we will explore darting and mark making. We learn how to make different feet and handles. By the end of the session students will complete two to three projects including a darted cup, footed tray and a lidded box. 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 $30 includes firing fee and 25 lb clay to be picked up at MD Hall prior to class. For more information, please contact the intstructor 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. No class 11/23. Materials: Board (unfinished wood ½ “ 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 paintbrush small newsprint pencil 2 sticks ¼” thick , 16” long Rolling pin Stylus point tool Spray bottle Plastic (from dry cleaner) Scissors Foam sheets (20” x 14” ) 4 or 5 Sureform tool (optional)

Work by Renata Mastroti Kunkel