Ceramics & Sculpture



Materials fee is included in the tuition and covers 25 lbs. of clay as well as firing/glazing fees. Students are strongly encouraged to purchase their own tools; tool kits are available in the Sweetwater office for $18 (includes tax).


Spheres, Cones, and Cubes: Geometric Shapes in Clay CS01
9/19/2017 - 11/7/2017
6:30:00 PM - 8:30:00 PM
Biederman, Angela
Hone your ceramic skills by taking a course intended to focus on geometric forms in clay. Students will learn and use hand-building techniques, and work with clay with its various stages. In the course, we will use hump molds to build spheres, a coil building method to make cones, and create cubes using hard-slab construction. Students' geometric projects can then be carved, decorated and altered to fit their aesthetic and the intentions they have for their sculptures.


Thrown and Altered CS02
9/20/2017 - 11/8/2017
12:00:00 PM - 3:00:00 PM
Balkovitz, Meg
Want to add something more to your basic throwing skills? Learn how to take your wheel thrown projects to a whole new level as we removed and add clay, creating your own unique design. This class also offers slip trail designing, underglazing techniques, and glazing ideas. Throwing skills necessary.


Beginner Wheel Throwing CS03
9/19/2017 - 11/14/2017
1:00:00 PM - 4:00:00 PM
Balkovitz, Meg
Kid will learn the fundamental techniques with throwing on the potters wheel. Learn basic throwing skills from start to finish making cups and bowls. Students will learn the glazing process and get to glaze their own work.


Ornaments Workshop CS04
5:00:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM
Balkovitz, Meg
Want to have a fun night out? Bring a friend and let's get into the Christmas spirit as we make our own ornaments. These handmade ornaments will add that made with love touch and also make great gifts! No experience necessary.

Adults feel free to bring your own bottle of wine or beverage of choice!


Fire It Up! Raku Style Workshop CS05
4:00:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM
Balkovitz, Meg
Learn this 16th century Japanese tradition as we glaze and raku!

Bring your bisqued pieces and fire them up! Pieces will be fired in a raku kiln and cooled in combustion chambers. Your pieces will be ready to go home right after this class! Don't have bisqued pieces? That's okay! Sweetwater offers an 8 week throwing class prior to this event.

Please no large pieces!