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
    Melanie Jelacic
    Ages
    18+
    Room Number
    116
    Member Price
    $100
    Non-Member Price
    $125

    Get a little dirty on a pottery date night! We create the mood music, provide materials and pottery making help for a “Welcome Home” plaque to hang in your home or office. Any couples qualify, but class limited to only 4 couples. Come as a group with friends, but don’t hold out too long as we expect classes to fill fast. No experience required, though advanced potters will have as much fun showing their partners what they love doing! Aprons suggested but not required. All pieces will be made and decorated with underglaze that evening. The final pieces will be clear glazed and available for pickup after fired in the kiln (instructor will give info for pickup). BYOB – bring your own beverage and snacks if you like – to share only with your partner. Price is for 2 people.

    *Class policies 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.*

  • Instructor Name
    Renata Mastroti Kunkel
    Ages
    16+
    Room Number
    112
    Member Price
    $110
    Non-Member Price
    $135

    Meets Thursdays. 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 second class 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.

    *Class policies 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.*

  • Instructor Name
    Renata Mastroti Kunkel
    Ages
    16+
    Room Number
    112
    Member Price
    $200
    Non-Member Price
    $225

    Meets Tuesdays. In this 4-week introductory course, you will learn the basic skills needed to throw cylinders, mugs, bowls, and more. Besides throwing on the wheel, we will also practice trimming and glazing. This class is designed for students with little or no experience. Bring an old towel. A materials fee of $30 is due to the Maryland Hall Pottery at the first class. For more information, please contact the intstructor at renata@rmastrotipottery.com.

    *Class policies 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.*

  • Instructor Name
    Laura Switkes
    Ages
    16+
    Room Number
    116
    Member Price
    $96
    Non-Member Price
    $121

    Collage Mono-printing on clay is an abstract and fluid form of surface design using texture, stencils, slips and underglazes applied to a slab of clay. In this 2 day workshop students will design a unique collage that will than be used to create multiple finished, functional pieces of pottery. A materials fee of $10 is payable to the Maryland Hall Pottery on the first day of class. For more information, please contact the instructor Laura Switkes at lswitkes@mac.com.

    *Class policies 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.*

  • Instructor Name
    Melanie Jelacic
    Ages
    18+
    Room Number
    116
    Member Price
    $100
    Non-Member Price
    $125

    Get a little dirty on a pottery date night! We create the mood music, provide materials and pottery making help for a Bud Vase for your valentine! Any couples qualify, but class limited to only 4 couples. Come as a group with friends, but don’t hold out too long as we expect classes to fill fast. No experience required, though advanced potters will have as much fun showing their partners what they love doing! Aprons suggested but not required. All pieces will be made and decorated with underglaze that evening. The final pieces will be clear glazed and available for pickup after fired in the kiln (instructor will give info for pickup). BYOB – bring your own beverage and snacks if you like – to share only with your partner. Price is for 2 people.

    *Class policies 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.*

Work by Renata Mastroti Kunkel