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
    F210337
    Member Price
    $400
    Room
    112
    Ages
    16+
    Non-Member Price
    $425

    This 10-week class provides an introduction to the potter’s wheel. Students will learn basic techniques of centering clay, throwing simple forms and transforming these into more developed forms, such as vases, bowls and mugs. Glazing and decorating techniques are also introduced. Class is suited for beginner students and those with a little experience. Bring an old towel, a sketch book and lots of ideas. 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.

  • Instructor
    Renata Mastroti Kunkel
    Class ID
    F210338
    Member Price
    $400
    Room
    112
    Ages
    16+
    Non-Member Price
    $425

    In this 10-week class students will learn basic techniques of centering clay, throwing simple forms and transforming these into more developed forms, such as vases, bowls and mugs.We will also be experimenting with surface decoration techniques including carving, slip trailing, sgrafitto, inlay,etc. This class is suited for those with little or no experience on the wheel. Bring and old towel, a sketch book and lots of ideas. 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@rmastrotipoterry.com.

  • Instructor
    Renata Mastroti Kunkel
    Class ID
    F210339
    Member Price
    $400
    Room
    112
    Ages
    16+
    Non-Member Price
    $425

    In this 10-week class students will advance their knowledge of wheel throwing to create more complex forms such as teapots, platters, pitchers, and lidded forms. We will also discuss aesthetic details regarding rims, feet, handle, proportions, weight, etc. Bring an old small towel, a sketch book and lots of ideas. A materials fee of $30 is due to Maryland Hall Pottery at the first class. For more information, please contact the intstructor at renata@rmastrotipottery.com.

  • Instructor
    Renata Mastroti Kunkel
    Class ID
    F210340
    Member Price
    $280
    Room
    112
    Ages
    16+
    Non-Member Price
    $305

    In this 7-week class students will advance their knowledge of wheel throwing to create more complex forms such as teapots, platters, pitchers, and lidded forms. We will also discuss aesthetic details regarding rims, feet, handles ,proportions, weight, etc. Bring an old small towel, a sketch book and lots of ideas. A materials fee of $30 is due to Maryland Hall Pottery at the first class. No class on 10/2/21 and 10/9/21. On those dates there will be open studio during class times, students are welcome to come to the studio and work independently. For more information, please contact the intstructor at renata@rmastrotipottery.com.

  • Instructor
    Laura Switkes
    Class ID
    F210320
    Member Price
    $360
    Room
    116
    Ages
    16+
    Non-Member Price
    $385

    Hand-building is an ancient pottery-making technique that involves creating forms without a pottery wheel, using only your hands, fingers, and simple tools. This 9 week class is designed for both the beginner and returning beginner student who would like to explore or strengthen their skills using the slab technique of hand-building. The student will discover how to create the basic clay forms (cups, plates, bowls and platters). To enhance the beauty of the simple slab, different texturing techniques will be introduced. Glazing applications will also explored. A materials fee of $30 is payable to the Maryland Hall Pottery Department at the first class. For more information, please contact the instructor at lswitkes@mac.com.

Work by Renata Mastroti Kunkel