Ceramics Classes

The OSU Craft Center Ceramics Studio is designed as a welcoming and functional community space. There are 13 electric wheels, including a wheelchair accessible wheel. The studio also has 2 kick wheels, a hand-building space and a range of handbuilding supplies, wedging tables, a slab roller, a pug mill, and an assortment of high fire glazes. Ceramics Studio Manager, Chip Hand, and three student clay techs keep the studio running and the kilns firing. 

Classes are small, allowing for quality instructor time.

Class sign-ups are done in person, at the Craft Center.

Students can sign up starting for Winter 2024 classes on January 8th                         Staff, Faculty, and Adult Public can sign up starting Jan. 15th

Have questions? Need a little help with a technique or skill? Stop in during our Clay Tech hours, which are on the whiteboard in the Ceramics Studio.

Pottery 101 with Chip

Tuesdays  6:30-8:30   Jan. 23- Mar. 5 (no class 1/30)

Fee Paying Student Class Fee: $60

Non-student Class Fee: $120

Instructor: Chip Hand

Join Chip, an experienced and highly skilled potter, as you learn how to throw on the wheel. He will guide you through the entire process from start to finish. Leave the class with a collection of mugs and bowls!

Throwing on the Wheel with Rachel

Tuesdays 2-4:30   Jan. 23 - Mar. 5

Fee Paying Student Class Fee: $70

Non-student Class Fee: $140

Instructor: Rachel Kirby (she/her)

Be guided by a very experienced Instructor as you learn various skills and tips for successful throwing on the wheel in this 7-week class. Come away with small bowls, mugs, plates and a covered piece an have la lot of fun!

Throwing on the Wheel with Emmie

Mondays 5:30 - 8   Jan. 22 - Feb.26

Fee Paying Student Class Fee: $60

Non-student Class Fee: $120

Instructor: Emmie Wurzer (they/them)

Learn the basics of throwing on the wheel in a supportive and fun class. Come away with several hand-crafted pieces.

Handbuilding Extravaganza!

Thursdays 2-4:30   Jan. 25- Mar.7

Fee Paying Student Class Fee: $70

Non-student Class Fee: $140

Instructor: Rachel Kirby (she/her)

Hand-building is a much easier way to make lots of ceramic pieces with little or no previous experience. In this 7-week class you will make mugs, vessels pencil/utensil holders, bowls, plates and a large planter or lasagna pan. Be guided by Rachel, a skilled and experienced Art Instructor. Try it out!

Intermediate Throwing with Niko

Thursdays  6:30-8:30   Jan. 25 - Feb. 29

Fee Paying Student Class Fee: $60

Non-student Class Fee: $120

Instructor: Niko McCullough

Ready to take your ceramic work to the next level? Please note: this class is not appropriate for beginners. Participants should be able to center and throw a 6" cylinder easily.

 

Friday Night on the Wheel

Two Separate Sessions Available!

 

Feb. 2 or Feb. 16  6-8:30

Fee Paying Student Class Fee:$15

Non-student Class Fee: $35

Come to the Craft Center with a pal or two for a fun night trying something new! Or come solo and make some new friends. Try out throwing on the wheel in a fun, encouraging environment.