The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts

Clay Classes at LHUCA

Winter/Spring 2024 Classes

Inspiring and enriching our community through the ceramic arts.

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Intro to Wheel Throwing Class

Beginning/Intermediate level course

This is an introductory class in wheel thrown ceramics where students learn to create pottery on the wheel. The lesson plan/syllabus will come from the instructor listed for each class. Personal critiques will be accessible throughout the session and basic classroom tools will also be available.

  • Six week class length

  • Begins February 5, 2024

  • $210 class fee. Price includes all materials (clay, glaze, and tools) plus firings.

Morning Session

  • Instructor: Dexter Woods

  • Monday mornings 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. 

Evening Session

  • Instructor: Caitlin Hawkins

  • Monday evenings 6-9 p.m.

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Intro to Handbuilding

Beginning/Intermediate level course

This is an introductory course in handbuilt ceramics where students will learn to pinch, coil and slab build ceramics. The lesson plan/syllabus will come from the instructor listed for each class. Personal critiques will be accessible throughout the session and basic classroom tools will also be available.

  • Six week class length

  • Begins February 5, 2024

  • $210 class fee. Price includes all materials (clay, glaze, and tools) plus firings.

Morning Session

  • Instructor: Caitlin Hawkins

  • Monday mornings 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. 

Evening Session

  • Instructor: Jordan Stanford

  • Saturday evenings 6-9 p.m.

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Atmospheric Firing:
Wood and Soda fired ceramics

Intermediate/Advance Course

This is an upper level course for ceramics students to learn about wood/soda kilns and how these different kinds of firings affect ceramics ware. Personal critiques will be accessible throughout the session and basic classroom tools will also be available.

  • Starts February 20, 2024

    *No class on Thanksgiving weekend

  • $400 class fee. Price includes all materials (clay, glaze, and tools) plus firings.

  • Instructor: TBD

  • Time: Tuesdays 6- 9 p.m.

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Intermediate to Advanced Wheel Throwing

This course is for wheel throwers that wish to make taller work. Students in this class will learn how to throw with more lbs of clay, make larger bowls/planters and attach multiple thrown parts together to create taller vessels. Personal critiques will be accessible throughout the session and basic classroom tools will also be available.

  • Starts February 9, 2024

  • $210 class fee. Price includes all materials (clay, glaze, and tools) plus firings.

  • Instructor: William Wright

  • Time: Friday mornings 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.

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Clay for Teens

Beginning level Course

This course is designed for teeangers that are interested in learning about ceramics. Students will receive the basics on wheel throwing and handbuilding vessels and sculpture. Personal critiques will be accessible throughout the session and basic classroom tools will also be available.

  • Starts February 24, 2024

  • Price: $180. Price includes all materials (clay, glaze, and tools) plus firings.

  • Instructor: Annika Hundtofte

  • Time: Saturdays mornings 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Clay Studio Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 1-9 p.m.
Wednesday 1-9 p.m.
Thursday 1-9 p.m.
Friday 1-9 p.m.
Saturday 1-5 p.m.
Sunday 1-5 p.m.